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Summer Choir And Bells
This summer we will not only have summer choir but summer bells as well.
Both are for not only those who have sung or played before, but also for those who have never sung or rung bells but would like to give it a try. The only rehearsals will be on the Sunday morning before we play. We will meet at 9:10 a.m. and sing at the 10:00 a.m. service (for the bell Sunday please try to come 10 minutes earlier to get setup).
We will not wear robes; casual dress: dark pants/skirt, light shirt. The music will be easy to learn in the short rehearsal time before church. This would be a great way for new people to give it a try!
It would be helpful for both groups, but especially for the bell Sunday if you would let Brian Pfoltner know in advance if you plan to come.Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-477-6037
June 2 Choir
June 9 Bells
June 16 Choir
June 23 Choir
June 30 Choir
Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns to sing at First Presbyterian Church, Lincoln, NE
Just weeks after a performance for President Obama and Prime Minister Kenny of Ireland at the Capital in Washington D.C., Anthony Kearns, founding member of The Irish Tenors, will sing at First Presbyterian Church, 840 South 17th St. in Lincoln, NE, as part of the Arts for the Soul Music & Fine Arts Series.
Said Kearns: “What a special time for me, to have the honor to sing for both President Obama and Ireland’s Prime Minister Kenny! It was both humbling and thrilling.”
First Presbyterian’s Arts for the Soul Music & Fine Arts Series is pleased to close this season with an artist of such international fame. “I’m delighted to sing for First Presbyterian’s concert series; I’ve heard good things and look forward to being in that beautiful church.”
To hear Anthony Kearns Click Here.
Kearns, who hails from County Wexford in Ireland, and still bases in Dublin, has been touring with The Irish Tenors for well over a decade; this enduring trio has reached near rock star status as one of Ireland’s most popular touring groups, second only to U2. Anthony also has a thriving solo concert career, and has appeared in many operas internationally in coveted lead-tenor roles, garnering consistently high praise. Quoted the British magazine Opera Now of his performance in Ireland as Don Ottavio in Lismore Opera’s production of Don Giovanni, “Kearns’s beautifully spun Il mio tesoro was a moment of still beauty.”
In January, Kearns was involved in the U.S. Inaugural weekend celebrations. He was invited by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Dempsey, to perform at a brunch for Medal of Honor recipients, performed at the inaugural ball hosted by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, and was then invited to attend the actual swearing-in ceremony as an honored VIP guest. Commented Kearns, “It was a great experience to be involved in the Inaugural events; I was honored to be there.”
Just one year ago, Kearns appeared at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston at an event celebrating the Kennedy family’s Irish Roots. “That was special for me.” Kearns said, “Being from County Wexford, where the Kennedy’s hail from, it was especially meaningful to have been asked to perform for that event.”
Carrying on the tradition of one of Ireland’s most famous tenors, John McCormack, Kearns’s solo repertoire runs the spectrum brilliantly from Ireland to Broadway, from Classical to Sacred, and includes some of the world’s best loved songs.
Kearns brings his longtime accompanist, fellow Irishman Patrick Healy. “Patrick is a gem,” said Kearns, “He’s the real deal. He plays piano brilliantly, he sings, he writes songs, and he tells jokes with the best of them!”
You will want to be a part of this inspiring collaboration between Arts for the Soul & The Hildegard Center for the Arts as we combine music, storytelling, and readings in a tribute to people who have made the world a better place. Featuring the First Presbyterian Choir with actress Pippa White and KFOR Radio Personality Charlie Brogan.
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Don’t miss the opportunity to hear award-winning organist Ahreum Han as part of our Arts for the Soul series, Sunday, February 10, 3:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Lincoln. For more info on her recital and a masterclass being held the following day please click here.
Open for Business!
Can you see it? Over there, just to the right, up just a little… yes, right there. Wait, what is it? It’s the light at the end of a long renovation tunnel! Several months ago we began a journey to make an investment in ministering to college-age young adults and 20-somethings. We took a room formerly known as Room #211 (directly above the church library) and cast a vision. A vision for new ways of doing ministry and worship to a generation that often times has fallen through the cracks of church ministry.
I’m so excited that the vision we saw and cast many months ago is not the same vision we see today. It’s better, bigger, and will impact more lives that we originally dreamed. HeBrews 2:11 Coffee House will officially open later this month. Even though it’s a space we’ve identified for those 20-somethings & young adults it will do more… here is just a taste of what we’re planning:
- Parent’s Coffee – usually an ¡§un-official¡¨ gathering of parents during the Sunday school hour. Now about once a month parents of our youth & young adults will meet in 211 with our YAYA Director for a different conversation topic relating to parenting.
- Staff Meetings – We¡¦re certain Pastor Brent wants to move our weekly meetings to 211 for the closeness of a coffee machine ¡X but we¡¦re not arguing.
- Mid-Week Nexus – Nexus is our Young Adult Ministry and our YA¡¦s will have their mid-week Bible Study/Small groups in 211
- Other meetings – are you interested in having a meeting in 211? Have at it ¡X just remember it will be like any coffee house and there may be a college student studying at the table over there, and a few youth hanging out on the couch catching up with a youth leader… but the space is there and we want it to be an investment in ministry.
Let us give thanks…
A service of gratitude for all faiths
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The South Street Temple
20th & South Streets, Lincoln
All faiths are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Music provided by: The Star City Kochavim
Interfaith choir under the direction of
Holly Heffelbower and Brian Pfoltner
Hosted by: Congregation B’nai Jeshurun
The South Street Temple