Dear Friends of Music,
This coming year marks the twentieth anniversary of the installation of our pipe organ. Our series lineup for 2022-2023 will celebrate our Austin organ, opus 2089. Over the past two decades this instrument has transformed the musical life of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in both sight and sound. Throughout the year you will have an opportunity to listen to the thousands of pipes which make up our organ, culminating in the April presentation of the oratorio A New Creation featuring members of The Florida Orchestra. Plans are underway to continue the celebration with a series of organ recitals throughout the summer and into next fall.
Here at Prince of Peace, we believe that music enriches the lives of all ages spiritually, culturally, and educationally. We remain committed to make the most of our collective God-given artistic gifts in both worship and concert.
We hope to see you at one of our concerts soon!
PS. We welcome your contributions to our concert series fund. If you are interested in giving, visit tinyurl.com/AFFSgiving and select Art for Faith’s Sake under “Special Ministries.”
Shawn Thomas, DMA
Parish Musician, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Artistic Director, Art for Faith’s Sake
Spring 2023 CONCERTS
January 15, 2023 at 3pm
SOCK ON with percussionist Britton-Rene Collins and violinist Ariel Horowitz as they present an exciting program featuring works by classical and contemporary composers including Bach, Piazzola, and more. Bring a pair or a pack of new adult sized socks for those with housing and financial insecurities.
February 18, 2023 at 6pm
Dinner & Hymn Sing
A Spaghetti Dinner is served in the Parish Hall, followed by an Old-Fashioned hymn sing with dueling pianos. Tickets (free) are required for this event and may be picked up in January. Donations accepted at the door.
February 19, 2023 at 3pm
Three Organ Spectacular
Featuring: Seth Bott, John Lowe, Shawn Thomas. Festival Choir performing Charles-Marie Widor’s Mass for Choir and Two Organs, along with other music for three organs. Special guest theater organist Peter Kinzie makes a return appearance.
March 19, 2023 from 12pm-4pm
Celebrating Bach’s birthday with four hours of music by J.S. Bach.
Music for organ, piano, harpsichord, handbells, woodwinds, strings, and more.
Come when you can…leave when you must!
April 22 & April 23, 2023 at 3pm
A New Creation:
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Our Pipe Organ
Music for Festival Choir, Orchestra, and Organ
Dr. Shawn Thomas, Organist & Conductor
Featuring Margaret Sandresky’s Dialogues for Organ and Strings, G.F. Handel Concerto op. 7, and René Clausen’s oratorio A New Creation.