As we enter the forty-first season of the Hyacinth Concert Series, I feel a great deal of optimism toward the future of music at Moorings. The pandemic is (mostly) behind us, I don’t have the same level of anxiety as I did at this time last year regarding masks and distancing, and the season lineup is bigger and better than ever. As you’ll see on the following pages, we’re blessed to welcome many world-renown artists from all over the country, and I know you won’t want to miss a single one.
Particularly in the wake of the pandemic and the devastating impacts of Hurricane Ian, I’m convinced that the concerts offered through the Hyacinth Series are more valuable than ever. Music has the power to still the soul, transport us away from life’s challenges, and give us a small glimpse of God’s glory. I hope you’ll participate through your presence and support, and we can’t wait to welcome you back to our beautiful sanctuary!
Dr. Christopher Dekker
Director of Music
**All concerts are free and open to the public with no tickets required. A free-will offering will be accepted**
The Alexandra Carlson Quintet
November 6, 2022, 4:00pm
Back by popular demand, renown pianist Dr. Alexandra Carlson will be joined by familiar Naples musicians Daniela Shtereva (violin), Roman Yearian (violin), Jane Mitchell (viola), and Joy Janai (cello). The program will feature The Moorings’s 9-foot Fazioli piano in a presentation of works by Schumann and Brahms.
Grammy Award-winning Organist, Paul Jacobs
December 4, 2022, 4:00pm
Heralded as ‘America’s Leading Performer’ by The Economist, the internationally-celebrated organist Paul Jacobs will present an exciting program of both serious and light-hearted repertoire for audiences of all ages consisting of works by Bach, Franck, Guillmant, and others. The Chair of the organ department at the famed Juilliard School, Jacobs is the only organist to win a Grammy Award, and will surely bring the magnificent 75-rank Sterritte Family organ to life.
Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass
January 22, 2023, 4:00pm
Heralded by both secular and sacred music critics alike for concerts that are “superb in every way” and “innovative and well played,” The King’s Brass will present a program that is creates a time of innovative worship that is enjoyed by all generations. Led by Tim Zimmerman, the ensemble has toured the United States and abroad, and has recordings (including ones recorded at Moorings!) through several labels.
Worship with The First Lady of the Organ, Diane Bish
February 12, 2023, 10:00am
One of the most famous organists of her time, internationally-acclaimed organist Diane Bish will participate in The Moorings’ Sunday morning worship both as organist as well as the conductor of her own composition, Morning Has Broken: A Symphony of Hymns. The Moorings Chancel Choir will be accompanied by Dr. Christopher Dekker on organ as well as an orchestra featuring musicians from the Naples Philharmonic in Bish’s work that features hymns such as Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, Christ the Lord Is Risen Today, Fairest Lord Jesus, and many others.
The Combined Choirs of Moorings & First Presbyterian Present the Music of Gabriele Fauré
March 26, 2023, 4:00pm
Drs. Brice Gerlach and Christopher Dekker will direct the 70-member combined choirs of Moorings and First Presbyterian Churches in a performance of Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem as well as several complimentary choral anthems. The singing will also be accompanied by organ and a professional orchestra.
Easter Worship with The Seraph Brass
April 9, 2023, 10:00am
A worship service celebrating the Resurrection will be led by the dynamic all-female ensemble, The Seraph Brass. Led by internationally-renown 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 a spectacular postlude.