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Doylestown Presbyterian Church
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Celebrate the Arts

2016-2017 Celebrate the Arts


Our 2016-2017 Celebrate the Arts series comes off the heels of a very successful 2015-2016 season. We had our largest attendance to date with over 1,800 people in attendance at our events last year. We are very excited to welcome PSU Essence of Joy to open our series this year. I have personally heard this group perform on numerous occasions, and I can assure you we are in for a treat!!! Our Service of Lessons and Carols continues to be a staple in our CTA series, and this year will be no exception. Come early, and join us for an evening that will enhance your holiday season. Other events include a night of Jazz with Jerry Rife and the Freedom Kings, a concert with the Marist College Chamber Singers and Central Buck West Chamber Choir under the Direction of Joe Ohrt. Our year concludes with DPC’s Chancel Choir, Orchestra and Bucks County Ecumenical Choir in a concert title In Paradise. This concert will feature glorious music focusing on the joy of our eternal paradise.

The music and arts program at Doylestown Presbyterian Church affords musical and visual artists an opportunity to share their gifts and talents in ways that they may not otherwise be able to do. Celebrate the Arts is funded solely through donations and free-will offerings. If you value the many ways CTA benefits our congregation and the community at large, I would ask that you consider making a donation. If you have supported Celebrate the Arts in the past, I thank you for your continuing sponsorship and hope that you will join us again this year.

All Events are held at 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Free-will offering is collected.

Reception Following

 Sunday, November 6 - Penn State University Gospel Choir - Essence of Joy

 PSUJoin us as we open our 2016-2017 with Essence of Joy, one of seven faculty conducted choral ensembles at Penn State. Organized in November, 1991 by Anthony Leach, the choir performs sacred and secular music from the African American choral traditions.


Sunday, December 11 - Service of Lessons and Carols


The Service of Lessons and Carols celebrates the wonder of the season through Scripture, carols, and awe-inspiring music presented by our choirs, orchestra, and handbells. This much-anticipated annual event has become a highlight for our congregation and community and should not be missed!!

 Sunday, February 12 -Jazz at DPC


Favorite hymns in soul-searching and foot-tapping rhythms by this outstanding ensemble of professional musicians.

Sunday, April 2 - Marist College Chamber Singers and Central Bucks West Chamber Choir


The Marist College Chamber Choir is comprised of 24 non-Music Major students. They have traveled across the country with concerts of note in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Washington D.C., the Kauffman Performing Arts Center in Kansas City, and Disney Springs' Waterfront Stage in Orlando. The Central Bucks High School-West Chamber Choir is one of the premiere choral ensembles in the nation. In the past twenty-five years the choir has presented over 400 world premieres, performed at Carnegie Hall over 20 times and 9 times at The White House.

 Sunday, May 21 - In Paradise - Featuring Faure's Requiem


DPC Chancel Choir, Orchestra, and The Bucks County Ecumenical Choir will present Faure’s Requiem, Forrest’s In Paradisum, and other glorious and uplifting music. This concert promises to offer a wonderful culmination to the musical portion of the 2016-2017 series.