Concert Series

Concert Series

The purpose of the Concert Series at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Wales is to present fine music from many different styles, genres, and time periods; including choral, vocal and instrumental music to the glory of God. Concerts are open to the public and there is no charge to attend, however, an offering is received at each program to assist with expenses of the series. All concerts will be in the Main Sanctuary except the Christmas Pageant. We hope you will join us for our upcoming concerts.

Sunday, October 29, 2017
4:00 pm
Bach Festival of Central Florida

The Bach Festival Chorus and Orchestra of Central Florida will present Bach’s cantatas #79, Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild, and #80, Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation under the direction of Dr. Daniel Gordon. Dr. Gordon is the Director of Fine Arts Ministries at the First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland, and also the Professor of Choral Music Education at Southeastern University. Organ works, and other instrumental works by Bach will be included.

Sunday, December 10, 2017
4:00 pm
The Traditional Christmas Pageant and Lessons & Carols

The Traditional Christmas Pageant and Lessons & Carols will be presented by the choirs and instrumentalists of First Presbyterian Church featuring children’s and adult choirs, handbells, brass, favorite Christmas carols and the Christmas story re-enacted by the youth and adults..

Sunday, Feb 11, 2018
4:00 pm
Southeastern’s Spiritus Piano Trio

Annabelle Gardiner, violin, Ronald Gardiner, cello, and Charles Hulin, piano, will join to present a program of classical piano trios by Schubert, Mozart and Beethoven. Annabelle is Associate Professor of Music at SEU and is Assistant Concertmaster of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra; Ronald is currently Associate Professor of Music at SEU, and Principal Cellist of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra; Charles is Professor of Music at SEU and a composer and writer.

Sunday, November 12, 2017
4:00 pm
Organist Robert P. Glick

Organist Robert P. Glick recently retired from Erskine College and Theological Seminary where he was Professor of Worship, Church Music and Organ for 29 years. He also serves as Organist and Teaching Pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of Greenwood, SC. A native of Lebanon, PA, he holds a B.S. in Music Education with a major in Organ from Lebanon Valley College, and a M.M. from Southern Methodist University where he studied with Robert Anderson, Lloyd Pfautsch and Jane Marshall. He also holds a M.Div. from Erskine Theological Seminary and is an honorably retired minister in the Presbyterian Church, USA. He will play a program including works by Bach, Walther, Boellmann, Callahan, Manz and Mushel. He will feature some of the newly installed stops on the Rieger Organ installed by the Walker Technical Company.

Saturday, March 10,
7:00 p.m.
The Ball Brothers

This unique gospel quartet, The Ball Brothers, stands in stark contrast to many preconceived notions regarding traditional quartet music, offering a style distinctly “out of the box.” Since their formation in 2006, the brothers have rapidly made their mark in Christian music by finding a musical balance between the old and the new. They will present a mix of musical styles, melded together by tight, four-part harmony. Each song is hand-picked to be message-driven, and theologically sound. Their goal is to spread the message of the Gospel and encourage believers. They have several recordings and have a world-wide concert schedule. An offering will be received and their recordings will be available for sale.