The church’s flagship ensemble, the First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir is one of the premiere adult church choirs in the Midwest. The Sanctuary Choir offers a variety of great choral music at two worship services on Sunday mornings from September through May, and select Sundays during the summer including the church’s annual Jazz Liturgy during the Bix Jazz Festival. The choir has a rich history of providing great music in the Quad Cities, having been featured for over two decades as part of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops concerts and twice on national PBS-TV.
The Sanctuary Choir has commissioned and premiered a number of choral works and arrangements, including anthems by renowned composers and building on the choir’s commitment to creating new music, A new commission by renowned British composer Jonathan Dove will be included in their Irish Concerts. Matthew Bishop is the Director of Music at the historic First Presbyterian Church of Davenport, Iowa, and is the founding music director and conductor of the Summer Sinfonietta—an orchestra presenting free summer concerts to the Tallahassee community. He frequently collaborates as a chamber musician and as an accompanist, playing for singers, instrumentalists and for operatic productions. He is also active as an early music keyboardist. Matthew is in frequent demand for his versatility on the podium, and has worked with various new music, early music, theatre, and community orchestras.
The event is on Tuesday the 19th of July at 8pm in St. Mary’s Church in Lucan. All donations in aid of Ukrainian Refugees.