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.
September 24, 2017
A concert of African American Spirituals In collaboration with Dr. Sandra Billy & the Center for Sacred Music at Virginia Wesleyan University, with Norma Bass, mezzo-soprano, Cassandra Howard, soprano, Joy Vernon, soprano Patrice Glover, mezzo- soprano, Dr. Jason Squinobal, saxophone and George Stone, piano. Essays read from: Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats by Michael Cunningham & Craig Marberry.
Christmas Carols with Duo Vela
December 3, 2017
Marla Nistico, flute; Daniel Nistico, guitar
Duo Vela performs enchanting music from across the seas, giving audiences a taste of the sounds, colours, and rhythms of far away lands. Join husband and wife classical ensemble Duo Vela at Great Bridge Presbyterian for an evening of songs, reflection, and celebration! Listen and sing along to well-loved, traditional carols and delight in hearing the entire Nutcracker Suite performed on flute and guitar.
“Ambrosia Quartet, celebrating 15 years of music making”
April 22, 2018,
Simon Lapointe, Mayu Cipriano, violin,
Beverly Kane Baker, viola
Rebecca Gilmore, cello
This dynamic ensemble will thrill you with their artistry on a program including works by Mozart, Bartók, Gershwin & more!