Moorings Church | Naples, FL

The Hyacinth Concert Series

Now entering its forty-second season, the Hyacinth Concert Series of Moorings Presbyterian Church is as strong as ever, and I hope the 2023-2024 performer lineup is so captivating that you’ll enter every date into your calendar as a ‘can’t miss’ event! From a stirring performance by the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus to the world-renowned Seraph Brass on Easter Sunday, there’s certainly something for people of all backgrounds and levels of musical interest.

God has been good to the Hyacinth Series even through the pandemic, Hurricane Ian, and more, and it’s my prayer that the series will continue to be a beacon of light in today’s busy and often troubled world. I hope you’ll participate through your presence and support, and we can’t wait to welcome you back to our beautiful sanctuary!

In Christ, 
Dr. Christopher Dekker, Artistic Director

Hyacinth Committee Members: Dr. Gena Bedrosian, Tamara Cannon, Sandy Perrotta, Kathy Shannon, Paula Stone, Dr. John Stansell


2023–2024 Schedule of Events

The Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Presents ‘Hope for Ukraine’

October 15, 4:00pm

The ladies of the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will present a stirring performance consisting of a variety of music, including sacred classical masterpieces, Ukrainian folk songs in costume, and contemporary jazz works. Under the direction of Conductor Vika Konchakovskaya, The KSOC is part of Music Mission Kiev (MMK), which uses sacred music to spread and share the Gospel with Ukrainians. The fall Hope for Ukraine tour seeks to raise money for Ukranians in desperate need of care, including widows in search of humanitarian help and hope, orphans and children longing for care and connection, and displaced and wounded people in pursuit of shelter, and every penny raised during the collection will be donated directly to Music Mission Kiev. Please invite your friends, and prepare to give generously to this tremendously important cause.

Tickets are not required, although guests are encouraged to arrive early to get a seat.  

The Alexandra Carlson Trio

November 12, 4:00pm

Back by popular demand, renowned pianist Dr. Alexandra Carlson will be joined by Naples Philharmonic musicians Egor Antonenko (cello) and Askar Salimdjanov (violin).

The program will feature The Moorings’s 9-foot Fazioli piano in a presentation of works by Rachmaninoff, Debussy, and more.

Admission is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be received.  

Concert Organist Nathan Laube

December 10, 4:00pm

Internationally-renowned organist Nathan Laube will put the mighty 4,400-pipe Sterritte Family Organ through its paces via a varied program that will appeal to all audience members.

Professor of Music at the famed Eastman School of Music, Laube holds a place among the world’s elite performers and pedagogues. His extensive international recital career takes him continually to major concert venues and festivals around the world, and we know he’ll bring the Moorings organ to life as never before.

Admission is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be received.  

The Borealis Wind Quintet

January 14, 2024, 4:00pm

Founded at the Juilliard School in 1977, the Grammy-nominated Borealis Wind Quintet has captivated audiences throughout the world by their exquisite programming featuring newly-commissioned works, engaging collaborations, fanciful opera and pop arrangements, and the finest of the classics.

Praised by the New York Times, Washington Post and the Philadelphia Inquirer for their polished and elegant performances, we’re excited to welcome Borealis to The Moorings’ resonant sanctuary.

Admission is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be received.  

The Naples Philharmonic Chorus & The Moorings Choir Presents the Music of Dan Forrest

March 10, 4:00pm

Dr. Christopher Dekker and Jeremy Warner will direct the 100+ member combined choirs of Moorings Presbyterian Church and The Naples Philharmonic Chorus in a performance of the works of Dan Forrest and other composers. The singing will also be accompanied by organ and a professional orchestra.

Admission is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be received.  

Easter Worship with the Seraph Brass

March 31, 10:00am

A worship service celebrating the Resurrection will be led by the dynamic all-female ensemble, The Seraph Brass. Led by internationally-renowned trumpet soloist, Mary Elizabeth Bowden, Seraph will participate in a celebratory 30-minute prelude, will participate in hymn concertatos with the mighty Sterritte family organ and hearty congregational singing, as well as an uplifting postlude.

The Hyacinth Series is funded by enthusiastic patrons who provide financial support. All concerts are open to the public without charge, reserved seating, or tickets. Offerings are received at each concert, and donors may give online via the button below. The series is supported entirely through offerings, patrons, and online giving, since the series is not financed by the church’s operating budget. Persons who give $100 or more are listed in the concert programs as follows: Concert Sponsor ($2,500 and above), Angel Band ($1,000-2,499), Sustaining Friend ($500-999), Friend ($100-499). Please make checks payable to Moorings Presbyterian Church and note “Hyacinth Series” on the memo line.