Recital Series 2017 – 2018

This is the 16th season of the popular recitals at Deerfield Presbyterian Church.

There is no admission charge; a freewill offering will be received, with all proceeds benefiting the artists.

Each Recital is followed by a “Meet-the-Artists” reception.

Handicap accessible ~ For more information or directions, call 856-455-1222.





Sunday, February 25th @ 4:00 p.m. ~ Our Winter concert will feature two new artists from Pittsburgh, PA. Melissa Stewart Hernández, violin, and Luis Hernández, piano, who perform as The Hernández  Duo. They will play music by  Prokofiev, Kreisler, Messiaen, de Falla, and Debussy.

Violinist Melissa Hernández completed both her Master’s of Music degree (2013) and the Advanced Music Studies Performance Certificate (2015) under the mentorship of Andrés Cárdenes at Carnegie Mellon University. She resides with her husband in Pittsburgh, where she teaches, free-lances, and is a contracted member of the Erie Philharmonic. Luis Hernández began his piano studies at the age of eight in Santiago, Dominican Republic, where he received his training at the Institute of Arts under Hilda Melis. In 2006, Luis was awarded a full scholarship from the Boston Conservatory to study with Professor Max Levinson, and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in 2010. He serves as faculty of the Preparatory in the School of Music at Carnegie Mellon University.


Sunday, April 15, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m. ~ An Organ Spectacular ~ We are honored to host the Annual Members’ Recital of the SouthWest Jersey Chapter, American Guild of Organists. Several of the finest organists in this area will perform on our highly regarded Aeolian Skinner pipe organ. A must for organ enthusiasts!



Sunday, May 6, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. ~ The Glorious Sounds of a Choir ~ For the first time in the history of the recital series, we will enjoy wonderful sacred and classical choral music sung by the Roberts Wesleyan Chorale from Rochester, New York, under the direction of Adam J. Potter. This recital will bring the series to a splendid conclusion.




Sunday, December 3, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. ~ Annual Christmas Recital ~ We had a festive evening with two exciting new artists! Recently relocated to South Jersey, mezzo soprano Deidra Palmour and tenor William Gorton have enjoyed distinguished careers on the opera and concert stage, including the Washington National Opera and San Francisco Opera Guild. They will be accompanied at the piano by Evelyn R. Larter. Come and enjoy this popular program of favorite carols and songs of the  Christmas season!

Deidra Palmour, American opera singer, pedagogue, and director, is currently President and Artistic Director of Three Oaks Opera Inc.

William Gorton, tenor, serves as the Director of Sacred Music at Haddonfield United Methodist Church and Conductor of the New Jersey MasterChorale.


Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m. ~ We were delighted to welcome two students from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music making their first appearance in this recital series. Sydney Lee, cello, from North Jersey and Haeji Kim, viola, from Michigan.


Sydney Lee (left) and Haeji Kim