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From our Director of Music and the Arts


Welcome to our 2019-2020 Celebrate the Arts Series! As the new Director of Music and the Arts at Doylestown Presbyterian Church, I’m excited to share in these wonderful musical offerings with you. In 2020, we are excited to welcome Amsterdam-born violinist Tosca Opdam, as well as a return appearance by the Hofstra University Chamber Choir. Our season continues with a unique concert of organ duo music presented by Eri Takeguchi and DPC’s own Mina Choi. An experience for the eyes as much as the ears, come and see how Eri and Mina coordinate their four hands and four feet on our magnificent 52-rank Schantz organ!

Celebrate the Arts (CTA) 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 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.
You can donate online at http://bit.ly/2fenIXT, entering your donation under “Celebrate the Arts.”
I look forward to enjoying these musical offerings with you this season!

Mark Helms

Click here to learn more about our upcoming DPC Showcase Art Exhibit which begins on March 8


CANCELLED - Saturday, March 21, 7:00 pm
Hofstra University Chamber Choir

We regret to inform you that Hofstra University has cancelled the remaining dates on the choir's tour. We are working with the choir to hopefully host them on their next tour. 

Sunday, May 17, 4:00 pm
Duo Organist Concert


Mina Choi, our DPC organist, and Eri Takeguchi (Japan) from Saarbrücken, Germany will feature organ repertoires for four hands. The program will include Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67, which is a symphonic fairy tale for children with a narrator, The Circle of Life, Op. 87b by Margaretha Christina de Jong (b. 1961), and many other exciting and rarely-heard organ duo repertoires. Come and enjoy this special offering!
Free-will offering received.
Reception to follow.

Sunday, June 7, 4:00 pm
Philadelphia Bronze: "Let the Show Begin"

philly bronze

The Philadelphia Bronze, an advanced auditioned handbell ensemble that pursues the highest level of excellency in ringing, returns for another performance at DPC. Their program “Let the Show Begin” features a variety of well-known and loved openings and overtures in a range of styles, from classical works, operas, musicals, and movies. Under the direction of Hyosang Park, the group performs in and around the Philadelphia area on up to seven octaves of Malmark bells and chimes, and includes two members of DPC. The ensemble maintains the highest level of technical standards while artistically expressing elegant energy.
Free-will offering received.
Reception to follow.