Fort Lauderdale, FL (August 27, 2019) – First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale is kicking off the 2019-2020 Concert Series on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 4 p.m. in the church’s Sanctuary (401 SE 15th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301). The 2019-2020 Concert Series features eight different performances that will encompass a variety of musical genres from opera to jazz, Broadway favorites, classic Christmas music, and sacred pieces.
“This season, there is something for everyone to enjoy and we are taking our audience on a musical journey,” said Robin L. McEachern, Minister of Music at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale. “Our program will feature both familiar and new musicians and we are excited to share the inspirational sounds of music with our community.”
The concert series will begin on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 4 p.m. with an exciting return performance of the Florida Grand Opera Studio Artists, presenting an ensemble of singers performing a variety of music from opera to the great hits of Broadway. Florida Grand Opera is one of the oldest performing arts organizations in Florida, formed in 1994 with the merger of Greater Miami Opera, founded in 1941, and The Opera Guild Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, founded in 1945. Since then, the Studio Artist group has gained worldwide recognition as one of the leading operatic training programs.
With the exception of Chanticleer in Concert and the Annual Kirk Singers Musical, there is no cost to attend the concerts at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale. Donations will be accepted during each concert to help support the church’s annual concert series. Donations are encouraged, but not required.
In addition to the kick-off concert on Sunday, October 20, 2019, the following concerts are planned for the 2019-2020 season:
Annual Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 15, 2019, at 4 p.m.
Robin L. McEachern, Conductor
Invite your friends to First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale’s Christmas Concert, featuring the Cathedral Choir and members of the Symphony of the Americas. Both new music and traditional favorites will be included in the program, including music by John Rutter, Dan Forrest, Randol Alan Bass, Leonard Bernstein, G. F. Handel, and selections from the movie “Home Alone” by John Williams.
Chanticleer in Concert
Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.
This Grammy Award-winning acapella ensemble is known throughout the world as “an orchestra of voices.” The seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranges from countertenor to bass and is known for its original interpretations of vocal literature from Renaissance, jazz, gospel, and venturesome new music.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and will go on sale beginning Sunday, December 1, 2019. Tickets may be purchased by calling the church ticket hotline at (954) 598-9324. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the night of the performance.
The Girl Choir of South Florida
Sunday, February 23, 2020, at 4 p.m.
The Girl Choir of South Florida is the premier singing ensemble in the region for girls and young women. Throughout its 15-year history, the Girl Choir of South Florida has gained a reputation for delivering compelling concert programming. The Girl Choir of South Florida’s repertoire is broad – from ancient to modern, classical to popular, sacred to secular, and folk to Broadway, encompassing many cultures, faiths, and traditions.
Annual Kirk Singers Musical
Thursday-Sunday, March 5-8, 2020
Michael R. Sayers, Conductor
First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale’s Kirk Singers, grades 9-12, will present their 47th Annual Broadway Musical in two dinner shows (Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7, 2020) and two theater-style performances (Thursday, March 5, and Sunday afternoon, March 8, 2020). Tickets for each performance will be available for purchase after Saturday, February 1, 2020.
Cathedral Choir and Orchestra Spring Concert
Sunday, March 29, 2020, at 4 p.m.
Members of the Symphony of the Americas will again join with the Cathedral Choir in a concert of sacred music prior to our celebrations of Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter.
Annual Children’s Choir Musical
Sunday, May 17, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Gretchen Fasulo, conductor
Our Children’s Choirs will present their annual Spring Musical in both the 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service and the 11 a.m. Traditional Worship Service. Their musical will focus on a Bible story and the scriptures. Both the children and the congregation may take home a lesson in Faith.
Kirk Singers’ Spring Concert
Sunday, May 31, 2020, at 7 p.m.
Michael R. Sayers, Conductor
The 2019-2020 concert series will conclude with the Kirk Singers’ Spring Concert, featuring music from their Sunday worship repertoire, as well as Broadway and contemporary selections.
Tickets for the Kirk Singers’ Musical may be purchased by calling the church ticket hotline at (954) 598-9324. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the night of the performance.
For more information about the 2019-2020 concert series, contact Robin McEachern at (954) 598-9322 or via email. For additional information about First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale, its worship schedule, or its diverse array of faith-based and social programming, please visit www.firstpres.cc, call (954) 462-6200 or like the church’s Facebook page by clicking here.