First Presbyterian Church http://tpr.org en First Presbyterian Church Honors The Best Of Bess http://tpr.org/post/first-presbyterian-church-honors-best-bess <p>San Antonio&#39;s First Presbyterian Church is known for its expansive music programs. Now, an event is set <a href="http://www.fpconline.org/news/get-involved/86-get-involved/975-bess-concert" target="_blank">to honor former member Bess Hieronymus</a>, who was also known as an accomplished music teacher and organ virtuoso.</p><p>&quot;She had an international reputation,&quot; said John Silantien, director of choral activities at UTSA. &quot;She would bring organ virtuosos down here and they would play duets together on the organ at UTSA.&quot;</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 21:14:21 +0000 Jack Morgan 20191 at http://tpr.org First Presbyterian Church Honors The Best Of Bess Handel's 'Messiah' To Be Featured At First Presbyterian http://tpr.org/post/handels-messiah-be-featured-first-presbyterian <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Tom&nbsp;Dooling&nbsp;leads Parts 2 &amp; 3 of Handel's masterpiece</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Handel's <em>Messiah Parts II and III </em>are the program this Sunday for the Sanctuary Choir of First Presbyterian Church, accompanied by a baroque ensemble playing on period instruments. Tom </span>Dooling<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> conducts the free concert that starts at </span>4 p.m<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:45:50 +0000 John Clare 8357 at http://tpr.org Handel's 'Messiah' To Be Featured At First Presbyterian Connecting Worlds And Culture With Choral Music http://tpr.org/post/connecting-worlds-and-culture-choral-music <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wednesday night there is a chance to hear choral music with a twist.&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mwangazachoir.org" target="_blank">Mwangaza</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.mwangazachoir.org" target="_blank"> Children's Choir </a>is a group of Ugandan children (ages 8-12) who represent the orphaned and poor youth of their country. </span></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:26:15 +0000 John Clare 7430 at http://tpr.org Connecting Worlds And Culture With Choral Music Record Number Of Pipe Organists In 42nd Hall Pipe Organ Competition http://tpr.org/post/record-number-pipe-organists-42nd-hall-pipe-organ-competition <p><strong>The William C. Hall Pipe Organ Competition turns 42</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Saturday, March </span>2<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, undergraduate and graduate organists will compete for the </span>42nd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual Hall Pipe Organ Competition in San Antonio. This year there are a record number of entrants, something unusual for the competition, since sometimes they are unsure of whether or not they will get the minimum of five competitors!</span></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:49:31 +0000 John Clare 6823 at http://tpr.org Record Number Of Pipe Organists In 42nd Hall Pipe Organ Competition Organ, Celtic, And Choral Noels From First Presbyterian Church Throughout December http://tpr.org/post/organ-celtic-and-choral-noels-first-presbyterian-church-throughout-december <p><strong>Concert series begins Thursday December 6th at 12:00 p.m.</strong></p><p>For over 30 years, First Presbyterian Church has offered lunchtime concerts downtown, and on three consecutive Thursdays this year, their tradition continues.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 16:22:07 +0000 John Clare 2537 at http://tpr.org Organ, Celtic, And Choral Noels From First Presbyterian Church Throughout December