The Church and the Arts Concert Series
Will be back for the 2022 season
Join us for the 30th season of Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church's Church and the Arts Concert Series. The annual Concert Series is popular throughout the area. Beginning in January and continuing through February, a wide variety of musical entertainment is offered for the enjoyment of the community and our visitors.
Concert Line-up for 2022
January 9th- Todd Herendeen
January 16th-The Smith Family Singers
January 23rd-Ukulele Orchestra
January 30th- Amanda Matthews and Tommy Cooper
February 6th-Wabi Sabi's
February 20th David Seering
February 27th- Ken Sizemore
Sunday, January 9th 7:00pm
Todd is first off and most importantly, a born again Christian. He is a Triple Platinum Records Recording artist with his #1 Hit Song "My Name is America," along with many other great songs he has recorded and written. He owns his own dinner Theatre here in the World's Most Beautiful Beaches, Panama City Beach. Todd, along with his beautiful wife Angel and his Follow That Dream Band, have toured the country singing and entertaining audiences of all ages. They also have a 501 c3 Ministry- Tent Revival of America, with which they try to keep God and Country united! Thank you! We look forward to being with you!
The Smith Family Singers
Sunday, January 16th 7:00pm
The Smith Family Singers is a Southern Gospel Music Ministry, headquartered in Pace, Florida and was founded in late 1995 as The Master's Men Quartet. The Smith Family emerged from that original group. What began as a Thursday night sing-along became a music ministry that the Lord continues to bless in amazing ways..
The Ukulele Orchestra of
Sunday, January 23rd 7:00pm
The Ukulele Orchestra of St Andrews is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation, perpetuation and promotion of the ukulele through community outreach, education and performance. Proceeds from the concert benefit supporting performance and music education in Bay County, FL and the Community Food Pantry at Gulf Beach Presbyterian.
Amanda Matthews and Tommy Cooper
Sunday, January 30th 7:00pm
Amanda Matthews Cooper is a native of Ozark, Alabama and began playing piano at the age of three. She earned a degree in piano performance from Georgia State University and remained in Atlanta for 17 years, performing throughout the area.
Amanda moved to Panama City, Florida in 2005 and taught music in the Bay County Schools, where she was voted Teacher of the Year. She was a popular soloist at many venues in Panama City and throughout the Emerald Coast and performed at local jazz festivals as well as the 30-A Songwriters’ Festival. She also served as Music Director at Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church and maintained a private teaching studio.
Amanda came to Nashville in 2019. She is active in the Nashville Jazz Workshop, the Nashville Jazz Jam, and the Nashville Guild of Piano Teachers. She is the pianist at Bellevue Presbyterian Church and is building a private teaching practice.
Tommy Cooper hails from Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in Journalism, he realized he really wanted to pursue a career in music production. He secured an engineering position at a prominent commercial recording studio in Atlanta and worked on a number of well-known pop records in the 1980's, which exposed him to world-class producers, engineers, musicians, and artists.
His career brought him to Nashville in 1989. In the ensuing years he has engineered or produced countless Country and Gospel albums and recorded the audio for virtually all of the popular Gaither Homecoming Videos. For the last several years he has done most of his audio production work at the studio in his home.
He freelances in the greater Nashville area as a trombonist and performs with Die Musikmeisters, in which he plays trombone, euphonium, alp horn and tuned cowbells (yep), and with the Big EZ Dixieland Band.
Sunday, February 6th, 7:00 PM
Based in Panama City, FL, The Wabi Sabis are an all-female Americana pop band. Performing songs from as early as the 1920s to those you hear on the radio today, they bring their own unique style to everything they do. What started as a quickly put together band for a local fundraiser in 2017 has turned into a performing group that is like The Wailin' Jennys, The Bangles, and The Avett Brothers all rolled into one.
With Julie Bullock on bass, Denise Denaro on percussion, Jennifer Rollins on guitar, and Valerie Woods on mandolin and ukulele, these women blend their voices in harmonies that weave their way into your heart. When The Wabi Sabis are in the house, you are guaranteed to tap your toes, clap your hands, and smile until your cheeks hurt!
Sunday, February 20th, 7:00 PM
Music by David Seering, Sinatra Inspired Mastery
David Seering is recognized as one of the most versatile entertainers in America. David’s career has taken him from being the lead vocalist for the United States Armed Forces Band to performing with such notable groups as the Tommy Newson and the Johnny Carson Tonight Show Band, USC Symphony Orchestra, Tulsa Pops Orchestra, The Lovell Ives Orchestra, as well as the Atlanta Pops Orchestra.
Sunday, February 27th, 7:00 PM
Ken Sizemore has been performing folk and early pop music all over the country for more than 50 years. As a folk singer and guitarist, Ken plays the "Classic" folk music of the 50's, 60's and 70's. Some of the pop artist that Ken includes in his repertoire are The Everly Brothers, Neil Diamond, Jim Croce, Harry Belafonte, James Taylor, and even Elvis Presley and he also pays tribute to country greats.
Tickets are $10 at the door, season tickets available.
Concert proceeds benefit Beach Care Services.