The Church and the Arts Concert Series
Will be back for the 2021/2022 season
Join us for the 29th season of Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church's Church and the Arts Concert Series. The annual Concert Series is popular throughout the area. Beginning in December and continuing through March, a wide variety of musical entertainment is offered for the enjoyment of the community and our visitors.
Christmas with the Celts
Sunday, December 15
Dr. Leonidas Lagrimas & Johnny Shaw
Sunday, January 5
The Smith Family Singers
Sunday, January 12
Godby High School Choir
Sunday, January 19
Sunday, January 26
Andrew Finn Magill
Sunday, February 9
The Wabi Sabis
Sunday, February 16
Sunday, February 23
Arnold Jazz Ensemble
Sunday, March 1
Ukulele Orchestra of St. Andrews
Sunday, March 8
Sunday, December 15, 2019, 7:00 pm
Celtic Heritage presents Christmas with the Celts
Now in its 20th year, Christmas with the Celts, featuring Marcille Wallis & Friends, is an uplifting and spirited holiday celebration. Played on traditional folk instruments (fiddle, hammer dulcimer, flute, guitar), the mix of seasonal music/dance from the Celtic lands and favorite Christmas carols, blended with laughter and audience participation, is guaranteed to bring holiday cheer.
Sunday, January 5, 2020 7 pm
What better way to start the new year than with an evening of classical music? Pianist Dr. Leonidas Lagrimas returns for the 3rd consecutive year to the Church and the Arts Concert Series for an evening of classical masterworks for the piano.
He is joined by colleague and friend, pianist Johnny Shaw from Tallahassee. The two artists present a program of works for solo and duet piano that showcases Gulf Beach's wonderful Steinway, one of the best pianos to be found anywhere in the region! Please join us for an evening of piano music to welcome the New Year! Featuring solo and duet works by Bach, Scarlatti, Schubert, Poulenc, Ravel, and more!
Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:00 pm
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.
Sunday, January 19, 2020, 7:00 pm
The Godby High School Choir
Last February, upon a performance at the Florida Historic Capitol Museum in Tallahassee, Godby High chorus teacher and a history teacher Krystena Hutchins noted their performance combines her two passions.
“It’s important to know where these songs come from. If you were to hear the instrumentals, a lot of the instrumental pieces were put into other songs,” Hutchins said in an online interview. “Especially being a black woman, it’s good to know where my roots come from in music, and there’s lots of composers, as well of a lot of instrumentalists who are African Americans as well.”
Sunday, January 26, 2020, 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 9, 2020, 7:00 PM
For twenty years violinist/fiddler and composer Andrew Finn Magill has been pursuing parallel careers in traditional Irish music, Brazilian choro, jazz, and American fiddle and he has performed with everyone from grammy-nominees Trio Brasileiro to Rising Appalachia Released on Ropeadope Records in 2018, Canta, Violino! is Magill's Brazilian music inspired project that traverses samba, choro, Musica Popular Brasileira and more.
"It's nice to see fresh, young musicians carrying on the traditions of Brazilian music. Finn Magill displays a love and authenticity that can fool you into thinking he is from Brazil. His style is playful and light, yet soulful and passionate. Congratulations!" Airto Moreira
Sunday, February 16, 2020, 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 23, 2020, 7:00 pm
Ken Sizemore performs Classic Folk and Pop Music of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Ken Sizemore is a talented musician who performs all over the Southeast. His career began in Nashville, to where he frequently returns, but his base of operations is Panama City, Florida. Not only does he sing these songs, but he educates you about those who wrote the songs and sang the tunes making them famous
Sunday, March 1, 2020 7:00pm
Gulf Beach Presbyterian is excited to welcome back Arnold Jazz Ensemble. The Arnold High School Jazz Ensemble made its debut in February of 2010. Since then the Ensemble has received numerous awards and has performed at many venues including the SeaBreeze Jazz Festival. Proceeds from this concert benefit AHS Jazz Ensemble and Hurricane Michael recovery efforts.
of St. Andrews
Sunday, March 8, 2020 7:00pm
In 2013 a group of Bay County music lovers joined together to learn and play ukuleles. Since its first meeting, the Ukulele Orchestra of St. Andrews as grown to an active playing membership. As the group grew in number and diversity of instruments, so has our range of musical interests ranging from classical ukulele tunes to rock and roll, blues, folk, and cabaret.
UOSA, Inc. has provided ukuleles, equipment, instruction & programs to a growing list of local schools and organizations that benefit the citizens of Bay County. UOSA, Inc. funds these endeavors through performance donations, special event fundraisers, and charitable contributions.
Tickets are $10 at the door, season tickets available.
Concert proceeds benefit Hurricane Michael recovery efforts.
Proceeds from the Arnold Jazz concert support
the Arnold Jazz Ensemble and Hurricane Michael recovery efforts.