debut concert series
This year’s music for the Manatee County community included an opera and organ recital, a double men’s quartet in December 2018, and a performance by Tim Zimmerman & The King’s Brass as part of their 40th anniversary tour. In February 19, our series concluded with award-winning folk duo Crosby Lane.
nov. 3 - Isabella Bank, soprano & Amy Cerniglia, organ
“It’s a whole different world for me,” Bank says about music. “It’s a new door I can open.” At the 1st Annual Peace Family Fun Festival, Isabella Bank opened with a Latin piece that she arranged from her recollection of her time with the Juni Orchestra in Italy. Afterward, Amy Cerniglia, M.M., performed the inaugural organ recital on Peace’s new organ. Her program included Bach, Franck, Gigout, and more in the French-Romantic tradition.
dec 9 - the dave lewis singers
The local double men’s quartet shared their music ministry at our Sunday morning services. This new men’s choir includes Adam Lewis and Steve Verhoeven singing 1st Tenor, John Frank and Chic Hansen on 2nd Tenor, Gerry Moore and Mark Stephens on Baritone, and Ken Morrison & Dan Wilmot on Bass. Director David Lewis has served for many years as a choir director in schools and churches.
Jan. 15 - tim zimmerman & the king’s brass
Described as the "best in sacred brass music,” these Christian professionals from around the United States perform their original arrangements as heard on their fifteen recordings. For forty years, The King's Brass have performed over one hundred concerts each season with three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, keyboards, and percussion. Playing a wide variety of music, The King's Brass uses all corners of the concert hall to lift hearts and spirits in praise.
feb. 19 - crosby lane
With this husband and wife duo from Greenville, MS, Crosby Lane has crafted the laid-back sensibilities of a "Nashville songwriters night" presentation for a concert at 7:00 P.M. in the sanctuary at Peace Presbyterian. John and Michael share the stories behind the songs and writers (many of whom cannot tell their own stories) with fresh renditions of favorite songs, including church hymns, classic folk and pop songs, and unforgettable original songs.
may 23 - kipp gill, concert organist
A graduate of Mercer University and student of Jack Mitchener, Kipp completed his Master of Music in Organ Performance in 2019. With years of organist/choirmaster experience in Georgia and Mississippi, Kipp has performed all over the country. This exciting program at 7:00pm will showcase the music he recently performed for his Master’s recital. From Baroque to contemporary organ music, you will enjoy the many sounds of our new sanctuary organ.