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.

Recitals usually followed by a “Meet-the-Artists” reception.

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

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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.

NOTE: There will not be a reception following this final concert of the 2017-2018 series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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!

The organ was installed at DPC shortly after World War Two by the prestigious American company Aeolian Skinner and dedicated in 1947 with a recital by Deerfield organist Cora Shoemaker.  Subsequent recitals were played by Southwest Jersey Chapter members Lowell Ayars (Deerfield’s choir director) and Dr. Charles Wright, FAGO, of Vineland, familiar names in the area. The organ was rebuilt in later years, and the current organist-director is Southwest Jersey member, Evelyn R. Larter, a former Dean of the chapter.  Seven local organists will perform a variety of repertoire, including works by Bach, Buxtehude, Widor and Vierne

 

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

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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.

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.

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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