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First Presbyterian Adds To Lenten Music

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Guest violinist Nancy Lederer appeared with the First Presbyterian choir on Sunday, February 21. (Photo courtesy Peggy Whiting)
Guest violinist Nancy Lederer appeared with the First Presbyterian choir on Sunday, February 21. (Photo courtesy Peggy Whiting)

The choir at First Presbyterian Church of Verona, under the direction of Diane Battersby, welcomed guest violinist Nancy Lederer on Sunday, February 21. (Photo courtesy of Peggy Whiting) Lederer joined the choir in the anthems “Listen to Your Heart” and “Great is Thy Faithfulness.”

Other musical offerings during the Lenten season at the church include:

  • Sunday, February 28: The Senior Choir will sing the anthem “Mercy” by Craig Courtney
  • Sunday March 6: Guest flutists Becky Vega and Liz Hathaway will perform duets. The flutists will also be accompanying the youth choirs Joyful Noise and Sacred Singers on “Everywhere I Go” by Natalie Sleeth. The Senior choir will perform “You Are Mine” accompanied by Becky Vega.
  • Sunday, March 13: The James Caldwell High School Madrigals under the direction of Elsie Timpson will perform throughout the worship service and will present a short concert immediately following the service.
  • Sunday, March 20: Palm/Passion Sunday: The Glory Guitar Ensemble and guest musicians, Al Weber (double bass) and Liz Hathaway (flute) will accompany the youth choirs, Joyful Noise and Sacred Singers, on “Sing Hosanna!” and “Little Gray Donkey.” The senior choir will perform “Hosanna,” and “Eternal Life.”

Services begin at 10:15 a.m. every Sunday. The church is located at 10 Fairview Avenue and there is parking behind the church.

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