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.
The Wren Masters, February 9 @ 4 pm
The Wren Masters are an early music quartet, playing renaissance and baroque music on period instruments. Hailed by The Washington Post for their “crisp ensemble, mellowness, and admirable stylistic awareness,” the four members are performing artist faculty of the College of William & Mary, playing harpsichord, baroque violin, viola da gamba / baroque cello, and recorder. This concert is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
John Bullard – The Well Tempered Banjo , April 26 @ 4 pm
As a classically trained musician and the first graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music to earn a degree in performance with the banjo. Bullard’s concert repertoire includes solo, duet, and quartet performances of works from Bach, Vivaldi, Handel and others of the Baroque Period, along with later-period pieces by Schumann and others. This concert is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.