The Great Bridge Presbyterian Candlelight Concert Series was inaugurated on September 24, 2000, after the church received a generous grant from the Edwin K. Sloane Fund of the Norfolk Foundation, now the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, for the purchase of a Steinway grand piano, model B. Honoring the legacy of Mr. Sloane, the instrument is used in a variety of cultural events and concerts, including piano recitals, choral and instrumental ensembles and in worship services. We provide an eclectic array of spiritually uplifting music to the Hampton Roads community presented by many of the area’s extraordinarily gifted musicians.
All concerts are free and open to the public. A free will offering will be accepted.
A Time to Remember: A Time for Peace
September 11, 4 pm
A commemorative candlelight concert including the GBPC Chancel Choir, the Chancel Choir from Royster Presbyterian Church, guests, youth choir, handbells and members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the tragic events that unfolded in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The suffering and loss our nation experienced on this day continues to affect all Americans, regardless of ethnic backgrounds. Together we still mourn and we still work toward healing. This concert offers an opportunity to continue this journey together.
Tidewater Guitar Orchestra
October 30, 4 pm
Tidewater Guitar Orchestra members John Boyles, Sam Dorsey, Todd Holcomb and Cliff Morris have recently come together to examine the literature written for the standard guitar quartet in addition to compositions from the rich repertoire of the guitar orchestra . The Tidewater Guitar Quartet has focused especially on performing Spanish music and also more contemporary quartet music by Andrew York and Leo Brouwer.
“Robert and Clara—a Love Story”
February 12, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m.
The repertoire will include selections from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach; Ballade #3 in A-flat by Chopin; Fantasy Pieces, Opus 12, #1, 4, & 5 by Schumann; lieder by Robert and Clara Schumann; Für Elise by Beethoven; Debussy, L’isle joyeuse and Three Love Waltzes: Erik Satie, Claude Debussy, and Philip Glass
Pianist Lee Jordan-Anders is Professor of Music and Artist-in-Residence Emerita at Virginia Wesleyan College. She served as the Music Director and Conductor of the Orchestra of the Eastern Shore and currently teaches at the Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk. Ms. Jordan-Anders performs frequently as soloist and as a collaborating pianist. She has worked extensively with the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, creating concerts connecting works of art to the music she performs. In 2014 she released her fifth recording: Images: Works for Solo Piano by Claude Debussy.
Soprano, Billye Brown Youmans, is a versatile singer, recitalist, teacher, clinician and conductor. Her orchestral guest appearances include the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech Virtuosi Orchestra, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Symphonicity, Nashville Symphony, Pensacola Symphony, Gulf Coast Symphony and the Chattanooga Symphony in addition to various choral arts societies. She is the Director of Music at Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, is a Performing Artist Faculty member at Virginia Wesleyan College, and maintains a private voice studio.
May 7, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m.
With Kathryn Daniels, flute, Linda Grieser, harp, Michael Daniels, cello. The trio has recorded five CDs: “Stillpoint”,“Sanctuary”, and “Evensong” , “Winter Gift” and “Celtic Heart”. Their crossover style specializes in arrangements of Irish, Welsh, Scottish, Jewish and Christian music, classical and folk music