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First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale's Concert Series Continues on Sunday, October 26, 2014 with Organist Chelsea Chen

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale's 2014-2015 Concert Series provides the perfect source of entertainment for music lovers of all ages. Known for offering a diverse array of artists and music genres, the Concert Series will continue this Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 7 p.m. when the church hosts internationally renowned organist Chelsea Chen.

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"The purpose of the Concert Series is to share the joy that music brings into our lives," said Minister of Music Robin L. McEachern. "Each year the Concert Series offers everyone, regardless of religious affiliation, the opportunity to enjoy the talents and artistry of a variety of both local and national musicians."

Internationally renowned concert organist and acclaimed composer, Chelsea Chen is known for displaying "amazing artistry and incredible technique." Described as "charming" and "irresistible" by the L.A. Times, Chen has soloed with orchestras throughout the world including the Wuhan Philharmonic in China, the Jakarta Simfonia in Indonesia, and the Juilliard Percussion Orchestra in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. Her October 26, 2014 concert in Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale will feature some of her own compositions as well as well-known organ classics.

While there is no cost to attend a concert at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale, except for the Annual Kirk Singer Musical in March, a free offering will be collected during each concert to help support the future programming of the Music Ministry program.

First Presbyterian Church is located at 401 SE 15 Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Upcoming 2014-2015 Concerts include:

Annual Christmas Concert
Robin L. McEachern, Conductor
Sunday, December 14 at 4 p.m.
The Cathedral Choir, soloists, and members of the Florida Philharmonia present an evening of Christmas music, including music from the classical literature, new compositions, and a brand new exciting medley of favorite Christmas carols arranged for choir, congregation, and orchestra by our friend and composer Joseph M. Martin.

Westminster Handbell Choir
Kathleen Ebling-Shaw, Conductor
Sunday, January 18 at 7 p.m.
These students from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ will be on their winter concert tour in our area and will be presented again here at our church in concert. The ensemble performs on the largest set of handbells in the world and promise a spectacular program of all kinds of music. It is as exhilarating for the eyes as well as the ears.

An Evening of Stories and Songs
Ashley Palmer Lindsay, Soprano
Sunday, February 22 at 7 p.m.
Ashley will tell us about the songs that inspired her to become a singer. She studied voice at Northwestern University in Illinois, and sings in our Cathedral Choir and Contemporary Worship service. Ashley has sung Broadway, Opera and Oratorio, Musical Theater, and sacred music here in our church. Her personal insights, as well as her beautiful voice, will make for a great evening of music.

42nd Annual Kirk Singer Musical
Michael R. Sayers, Director
Thursday, March 5 to Sunday, March 8
The Kirk Singers will present their 42nd annual Broadway Music Production in two dinner shows (Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7), and two theater-style performances (Thursday evening, March 5 and Sunday afternoon, March 8). Tickets need to be purchased for each show but are not available until after February 1.

Cathedral Choir Pops Concert
Robin L. McEachern, Conductor
Sunday, March 22 at 7 p.m.
Come hear the Cathedral Choir and members of the Symphony of the Americas as we present a concert of Pops music. The program will include a salute to our Armed Forces, great orchestral music, and choral Broadway hits. Back by popular demand!

Annual Children's Choir Musical
Gretchen Fasulo, Conductor
Sunday, May 3 at 11 a.m. (during the traditional morning worship service)
Our Children's Choirs will present their Spring concert, featuring music about our faith and scripture. There is always a lesson remembered for years to come both by our children and the congregation.

Kirk Singer Farewell Concert
Michael R. Sayers, Conductor
Sunday, May 31 at 7 p.m.
We conclude the season with our Kirk Singers (grades 9-12) in their farewell concert prior to their 52nd Annual Summer Choir Tour.

For more information about the concert series, contact Robin McEachern, Minister of Music at (954) 598-9322 or [email protected]. For additional information about First Presbyterian Church, its worship schedule or its diverse array of faith-based and social programming please visit www.firstpres.cc or call (954) 462-6200. Like what First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale is doing? Show it by clicking here.

About First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale

Founded in 1912, First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale is located on the banks of the New River in the historic Colee Hammock neighborhood in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. With more than 1,800 members, and a strong core of volunteers, First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale prides itself in offering something for everyone, regardless of age. Since 1947, First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale has operated Happyland Day School, a pre-school for ages two to Kindergarten that provides a quality Christian environment for the children of the community. Adult, youth and children choirs as well as youth groups offer ample opportunity for fellowship at any age. An Adult Activity Center is open to senior citizens and features weekly lunches, entertainment and monthly bus trips. First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale offers two regular Sunday services as well as special worship services held throughout the year to commemorate significant days. For more information, please visit the website at www.firstpres.cc.

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