Welcome to our 2017-2018 Celebrate the Arts Series, “Back by Popular Demand.” You asked, and we listened. This season we are bringing back three of your favorite ensembles. If you missed them the first time, now is your chance. If you heard them in the past you know that you 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. We end our series with Felix Mendelssohn’s exuberant masterwork ELIJAH. This composition is the largest work our choirs and orchestra have performed-to-date. You will not want to miss what is sure to be a monumental conclusion to our 2017-2018 series.
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. We are excited to announce that you will now be able to donate online. Simply go to http://bit.ly/2fenIXT, and enter your donation under Celebrate the Arts.
I look forward to seeing you at our events.
All Events are held at 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
Free-will offering is collected.
Sunday, November 5 - Pyxis Piano Quartet
Our 2017-2018 season opens with an afternoon of glorious music for strings and piano. The Pyxis Piano Quartet has quickly become one of our area’s most sought after chamber ensembles, performing to sold out audiences throughout the east coast. We are thrilled to have them back with us for the second time.
Sunday, December 17 - 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, January 28 - Brothers in Harmony
We are excited to welcome Brothers in Harmony back for the first time since 2012. The 100-voice chorus will once again fill our sanctuary with the rich sound of male barbershop singing.
Sunday, March 25 - Hofstra University Chorale
We welcome Hofstra back for the third time. The chorale is the smallest and most select of the Hofstra choirs. Directed by Dr. David Fryling, the chorale comprises the best singers at the university, both within and outside the Department of Music. It focuses on the distinct art of unaccompanied (a cappella), ensemble singing uniquely attuned to celebrate the human voice’s potential.
Sunday, May 20 - ELIJAH by Felix Mendelssohn
We end the 2017-2018 season with our most adventurous spring concert-to-date. The DPC Chancel Choir, Orchestra, the Bucks County Ecumenical Choir, and four professional soloists will present Felix Mendelssohn’s exuberant masterwork ELIJAH. This piece tells the story of the prophet Elijah through powerful, moving, profound, and exciting music. With our sanctuary filled with over 150 musicians, this concert promises to offer a wonderful culmination to our 2017-2018 series.