Music Ministry Concerts / Events


For general information about any of the programs listed below, please contact Heather Ellison, Administrative Assistant for the Music Ministry, at or 404-842-5846

2014 Concert Series       

Upcoming Events



 
STEINWAY SOCIETY: COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIP RECITAL
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 4:00 PM - Kellett Chapel STEINWAY SOCIETY: COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIP RECITAL
Sunday, September 21 at 4:00pm (Kellett Chapel)
This concert is free and open to the public

Peachtree is delighted to host the annual Steinway Scholarship recital, in which the Steinway Society of Atlanta presents financial awards to four of Georgia’s collegiate piano students, who are the finalist/winners of the Steinway competition. These students represent the excellence of both individual passion and institutional vision. Join us for a remarkable afternoon of music, and stay for a reception to meet the artists!

CHRISTMAS with THE KINGSTON TRIO
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 7:00 PM - Sanctuary




THE KINGSTON TRIO: FIFTY-SIX YEARS OF ENTERTAINING,
WITH NO SIGNS OF STOPPING!
Christmas with The Kingston Trio
Thursday night, December 11, 2014
7:00pm in the Sanctuary
Tickets are $10.00 each


Musical legend, THE KINGSTON TRIO, is booking more gigs than ever, a sign of the boomer generation’s return to acoustic music. Many people are not only returning to see their prized Trio, but are taking their children and grandchildren with them. As founding member Bob Shane put it, “There is a tremendous demand for our type of acoustic music, and not just from those who remember The Kingston Trio. All people want is for us to sing a song, tell a story, and make it good.”

Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds and Dave Guard formed the original Kingston Trio in 1957, while the three were attending college in the San Francisco area. Using only acoustic guitars and banjos, and singing simple yet memorable melodies, they revolutionized popular music, reawakening America to its own rich folk music heritage.

The Kingston Trio was the number one vocal group in the world, a musical and cultural phenomenon whose record sales and concert draws were matched only by The Beatles. In a feat yet to be surpassed, BILLBOARD magazine listed four Kingston Trio albums in their Top 10 at the same time. The group has also collected two Grammy awards and numerous gold records.

The Kingston Trio is a phenomenon unmatched by any other. They have appeared on countless variety shows and performed at some of the most famous venues in the country, including Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood bowl. Some of their instantly recognizable hits include: “Tom Dooley,” “MTA,” “Scotch and Soda” and “Tijuana Jail.”

The Kingston Trio’s trademark three-part harmony and clean, crisp sound keeps them touring 30 weeks out of the year. The Kingston Trio today consists of George Grove, Bill Zorn and Rick Dougherty. The Trio’s busy touring schedule has resulted in an increasing number of new fans, both young and old.

Join the Kingston Trio for a great Christmas celebration at Peachtree!

For more information, visit their web site at http://www.kingstontrio.com

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Past Events



YOUTHCUE ROUNDTABLE: Youth Choirs in the 21st Century
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:30 AM

YOUTH CUE ROUNDTABLE
Monday, September 15
ROOM 2202 on the Main Campus
of
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3434 Roswell Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

10:30am-8:00pm

Cost: $65.00

The Peachtree Music Ministry and the Atlanta Chapter of Choristers Guild are proud to host Randy Edwards, founder of YouthCUE, who will lead youth choir directors in a day of discussions about this crucial, beloved area of Music Ministry.

Roundtables are YouthCUE's annual training conferences for youth choir directors and church music students. Participants are given the opportunity to network with collegues, sharpen their skills, share valuable information, exchange ideas and techniques, and participate in clinician-led activities which are empowering and re-juvenating.


Cost & Registration

The 2014 Roundtables are limited to 20 participants per location, secured on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Participation Fee is $65 per participant.

What's Included:

-Free YouthCUE CUEweb membership
-Lunch & Dinner on the day of the Roundtable
-YouthCUE's best anthem packet
-Roundtable notebook
-All Roundtable activities, including sessions & features

Schedule:

10:30am Session One – "What Is It about Beauty?"
Noon Lunch provided
12:45pm Session Two – "Constructing a Foundation for Millennial Ministry"
1:45pm Session Three – "Model Ministries Analysis"
2:45pm Short break with drinks and snacks
3:00pm Session Four – Anthem Reading Session
4:15pm Session Five – "What YouthCUE can do for you, your students, your church, your community"
5:15pm Short break with drinks and snacks
5:30pm Student Roundtable led by Randy and observed by directors
6:15pm Session Six – Demonstration Rehearsal observed by directors
7:00pm Session Seven – Discussion continues over dinner, away from the church
8:30pm End – The Lord be with you.

Ready to register? Signing-up is easy and fast! Go to http://www.youthcue.org/programs/roundtables/2014-roundtables

For any questions, please contact YouthCUE or the Peachtree Music Ministry at mhoffman@peachtreepres.org

FIND YOUR PART - - DINNER WITH THE CHANCEL CHOIR
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 6:00 PM


WE SAVED YOU A SEAT IN THE CHOIR!

Join us for our 2014-2015 Choir season, kicking off on Wednesday, August 20:

6:00pm Dinner in the Canyon of the Lodge
7-8:30pm Kick-off Rehearsal in the Choir room, 4403

All new choir members will be our guests for dinner, as we celebrate and dive into the new season of Music Ministry at Peachtree.

The Chancel Choir is the service choir for the Sunday morning Sanctuary services, and for other services and special programs throughout the year.

You do NOT need to be a professional singer, nor do you need to sing all 3 services! All you need is the desire to share your faith through musical leadership.
Childcare is available during all rehearsals. We rehearse each Wednesday evening, 6:45-8:30 p.m. in Room 4403, above the Peachtree Gym.

It's time for you to FIND YOUR PART in Music Ministry at Peachtree. To make a reservation for the August 20 dinner, contact Mary Hoffman, director of Music Ministries, at mhoffman@peachtreepres.org If you are unable to join us for dinner that night but still want to join the choir, contact Mary anyway!

FRANKLIN POND CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL
Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 3:00 PM - Kellett Chapel

The students and faculty of Franklin Pond Chamber Music will present a chamber music concert, Saturday August 2 at 3:00pm in Kellett Chapel at Peachtree Presbyterian Church, with a reception to follow afterward. The concert is free and open to the public.

Franklin Pond is a summer chamber music program for dedicated, pre-college string players, designed to provide its students intense musical training through considerable personal attention from an outstanding professional faculty, who are all players with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Franklin Pond has some interesting twists this year……

The sixteen students of Franklin Pond started their summer study the beginning of July with a four day retreat at Berry College in Rome, Georgia. One group is playing a piano trio by Mozart and Klengel - - and this includes three VERY talented 5th and 6th graders!

Another piano trio will perform Beethoven, and the pianist, Matthew Pinder, will move to viola for their next piece, a Mozart Divertimento. Will Church, in the duo group, plays violin in four delightful Bartok duos, but decided to take up his viola to play Mozart.

The Gaggle Quartet, who adopted their name as the four girls flew around together having a marvelous time, has prepared movements from Haydn and Shostakovich. The cellist in our other quartet, playing Haydn and Ravel, just won the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition and will have his piece played by the orchestra at all its young peoples’ concerts next year.

Two students, Nicholas and Emma, are the son and daughter of Franklin Pond coach and board member Jun-Ching Lin who is also Assistant Concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

The last piece on the program is a surprise. Come find out what it is. We guarantee you will LOVE it!

For more information go to www.franklinpond.org or call 404-252-3479.

Please join us for this outstanding afternoon of music!

YOUNG ARTIST RECITAL: Drew Alexander Forde, Viola and Alice Hong, Violin
Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 4:00 PM - Kellett Chapel

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Born in Atlanta, GA., Drew Alexander Forde has been playing the viola for nine years. He was selected to perform with the GMEA All-State Orchestra four times and sat as principal twice. Drew joined the prestigious Talent Development Program in the fall of 2006. It was here that he received scholarships for lessons and summer camps until he graduated in 2010. Since the first day of his freshman year in high school, Drew was the principal violist of his school orchestra. In his last year as principal, his orchestra performed in Carnegie Hall, where he led the viola section with multiple solos.

Drew was also a dedicated a member of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) for three years and was second chair and Co-Principal of the viola section in his last two years respectively. In the summer of 2009, Drew was interviewed by CNN’s Soledad O’Brien and featured in a trailer for CNN’s “Black in America 2.” In 2010, Drew was a panelist for the League of American Orchestras Conference in Atlanta. That same year, he won the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Concerto competition and soloed with both the ASYO and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Drew recently studied at the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University in Macon, GA. At Mercer, Drew was asked to perform the Mendelssohn Octet alongside the world-renowned St. Lawrence String Quartet, with great acclaim. While at Mercer, he studied with Mr. Dutton and Assistant Principal Violist of the Minnesota Orchestra, Rebecca Albers.

This coming fall, Drew will be the first-ever alumnus of the McDuffie Center to attend The Juilliard School in pursuit of his Masters Degree. He will be studying under the tutelage of Heidi Castleman and Hsin-Yun Huang.


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Alice Hong is a violin performance graduate student at Rice University studying with Cho Liang Lin. She recently graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with David Updegraff. Growing up,Alice spent a year at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, as well as soloed with and sat as concertmaster for the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. She has also performed with the Ludwig
Symphony Orchestra as a soloist, and has been concertmaster of several other orchestras including the orchestras of Colorado College Summer Music Festival, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Brevard Music Center.

Alice is an avid chamber musician, having performed alongside Frans Helmerson and Milhaela Martin as well as been coached by members of the Juilliard String Quartet, Cavani String Quartet, Miro String Quartet, Chiara String Quartet, and Cypress String Quartet. Others include Shmuel Ashkenazi, David and Philip Ying, Roger Tapping, Andrew Jennings, Peter Salaff, Nicholas Tzavaras, Frank Huang and Samuel Rhodes. She has participated in CIM’s Intensive Quartet Seminar for two semesters, and her quartets have received the honor of being the featured performers of several programs, of premiering several pieces, and of receiving a fellowship at St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar and University of Nebraska’s Chamber Music Institute. Alice was the first prize winner of CIM’s inaugural Carl E. Baldessere Competition for composer virtuosi, the recipient of CIM’s Academic Achievement Award, Brevard Music Center’s “Outstanding Musician” award and Second Place at the CIM’s Darius Milhaud Competition.

She has attended numerous summer festivals, including Kneisel Hall, Heifetz Institute of Music, Colorado College Summer Music Festival, and Bowdoin International Music Festival. She performed as the first violinist of the inaugural quartet of “Heifetz on Tour” and has performed her compositions in numerous venues, including the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts and the Czech Republic.

Alice is also a composition minor at the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with Jeremy Allen. She began composing at the age of nine, and her first orchestral piece was premiered at the age of 11 by the Ludwig Symphony Orchestra. Since then, she has had her music performed by members of the New York Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, and students at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She has received several recognitions for her compositions, including the ASCAP Foundation Young Composers Award in 2004 and 2005, as well as an Honorable Mention in 2006. Alice was the first place winner for CIM’s inaugural Carl E. Baldessere Competition for composer virtuosi for her piece "Alcyone" for violin and electronics. She was also awarded first prize and honorable mention at the Pike’s Peak Young Composer’s Competition, as well as local prizes including the Georgia Music Teacher Association’s Composer Competition. Her pieces have been performed throughout the United States as well as the Czech Republic and Hungary, and have been discussed in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Speller of Notes series. Her viola sonata was chosen as the commissioned piece for the 2014 Northern California Viola Society competition and was performed at the Primrose International Viola Competition by the violist of the Cypress Quartet, Ethan Filner. Her violin sonata, Phoenix, was performed by the composer herself at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

This Evening's Program:

Bruch - Romanze

Glazunov - Elegie

César Franck - Sonata in A Major for violin and piano
I. Allegretto ben moderato
II. Allegro
III. Recitativo - Fantasia. Ben moderato
IV. Allegretto poco mosso

Dmitri Shostakovich - Piano Quintet in G minor, op. 57
I. Prelude: Lento
II. Fugue: Adagio
III. Scherzo: Allegretto

AN AMERICAN POPS CONCERT
Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 4:00 PM - Sanctuary

The Music Ministry of Peachtree Presbyterian Church

presents

An American Pops Concert
Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm in Sanctuary

Featuring:

The Combined Choirs and Handbells
of
St. Paul’s Episcopal and Peachtree Presbyterian Churches

Mary Hoffman, Trey Clegg, Chris Barry, Heather Ellison, Conductors
Nicholas Bowden, Organ
Andy Bayles, piano

Special Guests:
• The St. Paul’s Jazz Trio
• Larry Jackson, saxophone
• Ingrid Cole, mezzo-soprano
• Ann Marie McPhail, soprano
• Persis Bristol, mezzo-soprano
• Jayme Alilaw, soprano
• Andrew Koonce, violin
• Asia Charles, violin
• Yannie Tan, Piano

Join us for our 6th annual summer Pops event, this year featuring some of the most exciting Gospel, spiritual and Broadway music for a grand choir and soloists. (NOTE THE CHANGE IN CONCERT TIME, different from previous years.) After the concert join us for Ice Cream on the front lawn!

Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3434 Roswell Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
404.842.5800/ www.peachtreepres.org

Nursery available for children 5 and under
An free-will offering will be taken to support Peachtree’s Music Ministry

For more information, contact the Peachtree Music Ministry at heathere@peachtreepres.org

YOUNG ARTIST RECITAL: KUNAL LAHIRY
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 7:30 PM - Kellett Chapel

Originally from Gainesville, pianist Kunal Lahiry made his orchestral debut at the age of 17 with the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra. Since then, he has won several competitions and has been a recipient of many scholarships, such as the Georgia Music Teacher's Association (GMTA) Piano Competition, Atlanta Music Club Scholarship, Kiwanis Scholarship, and most recently the Brevard Music Center Piano competition. He was a featured artist on the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra's 2014 Reunion Concert here in Kellett Chapel.

Mr. Lahiry has been chosen to perform in master classes by renowned musicians Claude Frank, Gilbert Kalish, Walter Hautzig, André LaPlante, Christopher Elton, and Murray Perahia, among others. Recently, Mr. Lahiry graduated from McGill University's Schulich School of Music in Montréal, Quebec under the tutelage of Kyoko Hashimoto, where he was a recipient of the 'Schulich Scholar' scholarship.

Since January, Mr. Lahiry has been a member of the Center for Musical Excellence in New York City.

Tonight's Program:

J.S Bach - Partita No. 2 in c minor, BWV 826
Sofia Gubaidulina - Chaconne (1962)
Sergei Rachmaninoff:
Etudes - Tableaux Op. 39 No. 5 in e-flat minor
Moments Musicaux, op. 16
No. 3 in b minor
No. 4 in e minor
Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110


AN EVENING OF OPERA, SONG and a BIT OF BROADWAY
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 7:30 PM - Kellett Chapel

The Music Ministry of Peachtree Presbyterian Church

presents

AN EVENING OF OPERA, SONG and a BIT OF BROADWAY

Thursday night, May 22 at 7:30pm in Kellett Chapel

Featuring:
Elizabeth Claxton Castillo, soprano
Clay Hilley, tenor
Geoffrey Duce, pianist


ELIZABETH CLAXTON CASTILLO
Soprano Elizabeth Claxton Castillo is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London. She was a featured soloist during her undergraduate years performing Brahms’ Requiem and Carmina Burana across Spain and France. Her most recent concert performances include Rutter’s Magnificat in Spivey Hall, Haydn’s Creation here at Peachtree Presbyterian Church, the Brahms Requiem again at Spivey Hall, Vivaldi Gloria, Messiah, Shastakovich’s Seven Poems of Alexander Blok for Piano Trio and voice Opus 127 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Gerhilda in Die Walküre with The London Philharmonic, Elijah, Coronation Ode, Petite Messe Solennelle, Verdi Requiem and A Sea Symphony.

Elizabeth was winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Georgia (2008) Florida (2006) District Auditions, she was also awarded Honorable Mention in the Singer of the Year competition in Shreveport 2008, and was a finalist in Palm Beach 2007.

Just recently Elizabeth has been seen as Sharon in the Tony Award winning play The Master Class by Terrence McNally with The Stagedoor Players, Valencienne in St. Petersberg Opera’s The Merry Widow, Praskowia for Opera New Jersey along with covering Violetta in their 2008 season. She has also been seen as Musetta in La Boheme and Adele in Die Fldermaus with St. Petersberg Opera Company. Other roles include Donna Anna in Don Giovanni (London), Clarice in the Royal Academy Opera’s Il Mondo della Luna, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus with the Brevard Music Festival, and Zerlina in Don Giovanni with the Rome Festival.

Elizabeth has been performing with The Atlanta Opera’s tours of The Pirates of Penzance and Rabbit Tales. Last year she debuted the role of Winnie Verloc in the World Premiere, The Secret Agent - music by local composer,Curtis Bryant with Capitol City Opera. This July she will be singing in Robbiate, Italy to perform the Brahms Requiem and Elijah solos with the First Annual Bassi Brugnatelli Conductors Symposium. Elizabeth will then be returning with Capitol City Opera to sing the title role of The Merry Widow, Hanna Glawari, this September. She will be also be singing the International and American premiere of the work “The Divine Siren” composed by Dr. John Ratledge in the Fall in and June of 2015 at Castle San Salvatore in Susegana, Italy.



CLAY HILLEY
With a voice praised for both its lyrical and dramatic characteristics, tenor Clay Hilley has become a bright young talent on the American opera scene. His vocal talents and stage skill have earned him an impressive regional career, being engaged and re-engaged with American companies coast-to-coast.

Clay's 2014-2015 season will feature his return to Madison Opera in the heldentenor role of Florestan in Beethoven's Fidelio. He will also debut with Opera Columbus as Canio in I pagliacci. He will also sing the title role in Siegfried this summer (2014) with the Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis.

The 2013-2014 season featured Clay's role debut as Radames in Aïda with the Bob Jones University Opera Association. He returned to Carnegie Hall with the American Symphony Orchestra to sing Schweiker von Gundelfingen in Richard Strauss's rarely-performed dark comedy, Feuersnot. He sang the title role in Gounod's Faust, with Winter Opera St. Louis; Peter Quint, in The Turn of the Screw with Pacific Opera Project; and Father Grenville in Heggie's Dead Man Walking with Madison Opera. He also covered Cavaradossi for Atlanta Opera's Tosca.

In the 2012-2013 season, the Glimmerglass Festival brought Clay back to cover both tenor roles in Der Fliegende Holl?nder, Erik and the Steuermann. In January of 2013 he was asked on two days' notice to sing Siegmund in North Carolina Opera's concert presentation of Die Walküre. Other highlights from the 2012-2013 season were two role debuts: Rodolfo in La bohème, and Manrico in Il trovatore. Clay also debuted at Lincoln Center as the tenor soloist for Verdi's Requiem.

A versatile performer, Mr. Hilley's repertoire includes a great number of concert credits. Audiences have heard him as tenor soloist for Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Britten's Canticle Number II: Abraham and Isaac, Handel's Messiah, Haydn's Creation, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Mozart's Requiem and Coronation Mass, Janacek's Diary of One Who Vanished, Mahler's Symphony No. 8, Tippett's A Child of Our Time.

GEOFFREY DUCE
Pianist Geoffrey Duce has performed in New York’s Carnegie Hall, Berlin’s Philharmonie and Konzerthaus, London’s Wigmore Hall, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall and Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall.

Geoffrey’s career has featured both solo and collaborative performances. As a concerto soloist he has appeared with the Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, the Chattanooga and Olympia Symphony Orchestras, the Edinburgh Philharmonic and the New York Sinfonietta, and as a chamber musician and accompanist he has recorded for BBC Radio 3. He won the Young Artists Award from the National Federation of Music Societies, and was awarded the Prix de Piano at the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, France. He has given masterclasses at colleges and music schools, including at Hawaii University, St. Thomas University in New Brunswick, Canada, Shorter and Darton Colleges in Georgia, USA, at the Academy of Music Northwest in Seattle, and in the Middle East.

Originally from Scotland, Geoffrey initially studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and Manchester University before receiving a DAAD scholarship to the Universität der Künste, Berlin. He received his doctorate from the Manhattan School of Music, New York, where he was also a faculty member, and has also taught at SUNY (State University of New York). For the last two years he has been Assistant Professor of Music at Indiana University South Bend, and in August will begin serving as Artist/Teacher of Piano at Illinois State University.

EASTER at PEACHTREE
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 8:45 AM - Sanctuary

Sunday, April 20

Easter services:
8:45, 10:00 and 11:15 in the Sanctuary
8:45 and 11:15 in the Summit

He is risen - - he is risen, indeed! Join us for one of our 3 Sanctuary or 2 Summit services.

Our Chancel Choir and full brass/percussion/organ will lead the Sanctuary worship services with traditional Easter hymns and anthems. Come celebrate!

COMMUNITY GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE: Hosted by Second Ponce Baptist Church
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Community Good Friday Service
at
Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church
2715 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
12:00noon

The Buckhead community will worship together, observing the sacrifice of our Lord on Good Friday. Dr. Mark Willbanks, Pastor of the Wieuca Road Baptist Church will preach.

MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE: Requiem by Gabriel Fauré
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 7:00 PM - Sanctuary

MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE
April 17 at 7:00-8:30 PM

The “via dolorosa” - - the way of sorrow, walked by our Lord - - is heard in scripture and song. We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper and observe a Service of Tenebrae, the extinguishing of the lights as we come closer to the cross. The Chancel Choir will perform the beautiful “Requiem” by Gabriel Fauré, with orchestra and soloists.

Children's Holy Week Musical: "COME, MESSIAH, COME"
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 6:00 PM - Sanctuary


"COME, MESSIAH, COME"
by John Cowan
Wednesday, April 16
6:00pm in the Sanctuary

Our 1st-6th graders will perform “Come, Messiah, Come”. The musical follows the lives of a group of orphans and their house mother who desire to meet the Messiah. Can it be Jesus? They wonder. Join them as they seek out Jesus and experience His Passion and His Triumphal Resurrection.

Our Cherub Choir and young ringers will begin the Concert.

ART SHOW at PEACHTREE: "Images of the Cross"
Monday, March 24, 2014



CALL FOR ARTIST SUBMISSIONS:

“CRUX: THE IMAGES OF THE CROSS”
ART SHOW TO BE HELD
at
PEACHTREE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

This year, local artisans have the opportunity to display their inspired creations during the upcoming “Crux: Images of the Cross” Art Show. Occurring from April 13 through May 31st, the exhibition will be hosted by Peachtree Presbyterian Church located at 3434 Roswell Road NW in Atlanta’s Buckhead area.

The art show’s theme will correspond with a sermon series to be presented by Senior Pastor Vic Pentz during the Lenten Season and Holy Week, March 9 – April 20, 2014.

Artwork submission details are as follows:
• Only two dimensional media will be accepted and up to four pieces of artwork may be submitted for consideration as part of the exhibit.
• Forward a high resolution photograph of each proposed entry, along with the dimensions, media description, commentary and short artist bio, to media@peachtreepres.org by no later than Monday, March, 24th.
• This event will be a juried show. Once the field of exhibiting artwork has been determined, all submitting artists will be notified of the jury’s decision.
• Once selected, accepted artwork must be delivered to Peachtree Presbyterian Church no later than Monday, April 7, at 5:00pm.
• All exhibited artwork will be insured by Peachtree Presbyterian Church.
• Paintings need not be framed.

All artwork will be displayed according to a “Stations of the Cross” theme.

The exhibition will be open to the public and take place in The Passage and other areas of the church.

Peachtree Presbyterian Church will not be acting as an agent in the sale of the exhibited pieces. A corresponding Exhibition Booklet will be published by the church featuring a description of each presented piece of artwork and applicable artist’s contact information.

Interested participating artists should contact Mary Hoffman, Director of Music Ministries, via e-mail at mhoffman@peachtrepres.org or by calling (404) 842-5814.

For additional information pertaining to this and future events at Peachtree Presbyterian Church, please visit http://www.peachtreepres.org.

THE GEORGIAN CHAMBER PLAYERS
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 4:00 PM - Kellett Chapel


The Music Ministry of
Peachtree Presbyterian Church

presents

THE GEORGIAN CHAMBER PLAYERS
Sunday, March 9
4:00pm in Kellett Chapel
Tickets are $20.00/10.00 students at the door, cash or check

Peachtree is delighted once again to host the Georgian Chamber Players in a concert titled “International Sensations”:

• BEETHOVEN String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3
• PIAZZOLLA Five Tango Sensations
• SCHOENFIELD Café Music for Piano Trio

The artists are well-known to Atlanta audiences:

• David Coucheron, violin
• Amy Moretti, violin
• Reid Harris, viola
• Christopher Rex, cello
• Elizabeth Pridgen, piano
• Julie Coucheron, piano

Please join us for an afternoon of gorgeous chamber music! For more information, contact the Peachtree Music Ministry at heathere@peachtreepres.org

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 7:00 PM - Sanctuary The season of Lent begins with a night of reflection, confession, and the imposition of ashes. Our Chancel Choir and Celebration Ringers will lead the music in this beautiful service of worship.

SIMON JOHNSON, ORGANIST
Friday, February 28, 2014 - Sanctuary



The Music Ministry
of
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
presents

SIMON JOHNSON, ORGANIST

Music for Organ, brass and percussion
featuring the Peachtree Chancel Choir

Friday, February 28, 2014
7:30pm
Sanctuary
Suggested donation $10.00 at the door

This will be a remarkable concert featuring a remarkable young organist! Simon Johnson is the Organist & Assistant Director of Music at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, where he presides over the five-manual Willis/Mander organ, one of the finest musical instruments in the world. This concert will feature Simon’s most recent composition, “Gloria”, for choir, organ, brass and percussion, commissioned by the Peachtree Church to commemorate the 20 year anniversary of Nicholas Bowden as our Principal organist.

ABOUT SIMON JOHNSON…

“A brilliant and sensitive musician…achieving greatness through his calm demeanor” (Gramophone), Simon’s work as a soloist, accompanist, improviser, choir director, composer, editor and arranger makes him one of the most versatile church musicians working today and this has led to a series of appointments. He held organ scholarships at Rochester, Norwich and St Paul’s Cathedrals, before becoming Director of Music at All Saints’ Church, Northampton and then Assistant Master of Music and Director of the Abbey Girls’ Choir at St Albans Cathedral. He took up his present position in 2008.

In addition to the daily round of services at St Paul’s, Simon also plays for all the important national services and events that take place there, most recently at the funeral service of former Prime Minister, the Baroness Margaret Thatcher. Last year Simon played for the national service of thanksgiving to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen, for which he also arranged some of the music.

Simon has worked as soloist and continuo player with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Mozart Players, City of London Sinfonia, London Baroque and The Cardinall’s Musick.

Most recently, Simon has made a DVD (posted on YouTube) about the St Paul’s Organ, in which one can “appreciate Johnson’s musical sensitivity, and deceptively easy fluency in even the most hair-raising of repertoire” (Choir and Organ): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxaqkd6eqqk

A recitalist all over the world, Simon has recently premiered a new piece for organ by Peter Maxwell Davies as part of the City of London Festival and another by Robert Walker for the Festival of St Cecilia in Westminster Abbey.

For more information, contact the Peachtree Music Ministry at 404-842-5846 or heathere@peachtreepres.org

A CELEBRATION OF GREAT SPIRITUALS
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 7:00 PM

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22
7:00-8:30PM

Concert at ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
294 Peyton Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30311

Concert is Free and open to the Public


The PEACHTREE CHANCEL CHOIR moves out of the choir loft on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, to perform with the choir of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, in a dynamic night celebrating choral legacy and artistry.

The combined choirs of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Peachtree Presbyterian Church, will present some of the most beloved spirituals and gospel music ever written, from composers such as Moses Hogan, William Dawson, Wendell Whalum and Jester Hairston.

Joined by some of the finest soloists in the city, this concert will take the roof off the steeple:

• Jayme Alilaw, soprano
• Nathan Munson, tenor
• Paulette Smith-Epps, soprano
• Pamela Dillard, soprano
• Persis Bristol, soprano

Music directors Trey Clegg and Mary Hoffman will lead the combined choirs.


For more information, contact the Peachtree Music Ministry at heathere@peachtreepres.org or the St. Paul’s Music Ministry at http://stpaulsatl.org/choir.html

AN ASYO ALUMNI CONCERT
Friday, January 3, 2014 - 7:30 PM - Kellett Chapel The Music Ministry of Peachtree Presbyterian Church

presents

AN ASYO REUNION CONCERT
in honor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

FRIDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 3, 2014
7:30-9:00PM
KELLETT CHAPEL

This concert is free and open to the public.

Twenty-one alumni of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra pay tribute to their beloved mentors of the ASO, with a concert of favorite chamber music, this Friday night at 7:30pm in Peachtree’s Kellett Chapel. These amazing young musicians are currently working on degrees in music performance from such prestigious institutions as Julliard, Eastman, Northwestern, the Cleveland Institute, the University of Virginia, Brown and Indiana University. They will play works by Nielson, Schoenberg, Brahms, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.

Last year, this event had the highest attendance of any 2013 Kellett concert. The buzz is REAL! Ring in the new year with an outstanding evening of music!