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Concert | Royal Poinciana Chapel

Winter 2019 – Spring 2020

Concert Series

Music and Special Services Brochure, 2019 – 2020


AN ALL SAINTS HYMN FESTIVAL SERVICE

Sunday, November 3 at 10:30am

Known as the “First Lady of the Organ” because of her extensive concert tours and her International TV program “The Joy of Music,” Diane Bish is an exceptional Christian artist who loves to lead the great Hymns of the Faith from the organ console. This service will feature several of her most loved arrangements for voices and organ!

Diane Bish


VIVALDI’S GLORIA
for Voices and Chamber Orchestra

Sunday, December 1 at 10:30am

On this First Sunday of Advent, what better way to welcome the Christmas Season than Vivaldi’s joyful “Gloria” cantata. Performed by our Chapel Chorale, Soloists and Chamber Orchestra, these meaningful musical selections will be interwoven into the traditional Worship Service at 10:30am.


CHRISTMAS CANTICLES

Sunday, December 15 at 10:30am

The Chapel Chorus, Chorale and Orchestra present “Christmas Canticles” by Benjamin Harlan, featuring well-known carols in a majestic, vibrant setting. Singers who wish to join the chorus for this Cantata are asked to attend at least two rehearsals, choosing from the following dates: November 24, December 1 and 8. Rehearsals are from 11:40am to 12 noon in the Chapel. Musical scores will be provided.

Benjamin Harlan


HANDEL’S MESSIAH

Sunday, December 15 at 7pm

The Masterworks Chorus, Soloists and Orchestra, conducted by Ken Taylor, present its 41rst consecutive performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Chapel. Tickets are $25. Concert will be at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 16 this year at the Royal Poinciana Chapel. Tickets sell out quickly! They can be purchased online at www.masterworkspb.org or by calling the chorus phone line at 561.845.9696.


CHRISTMAS EVE AT THE CHAPEL

Tuesday, December 24

4pm Family Service and Children’s Pageant

9pm Traditional Service*

*Please note new time for late service at 9pm With Chapel Chorale, Organ + Strings, Service of Lessons & Carols and Candlelight


HANDELS’ CHANDOS ANTHEM
“O Sing unto the Lord a New Song”

Sunday, January 19 at 10:30am

In celebration of the New year, the Chapel Chorale, Soloists and Chamber Orchestra will present this marvelous cantata in the morning Worship Service.


“PRAYERS FOR THE NATIONS”
A Patriotic Cantata by Lloyd Larson

Sunday, February 16 at 10:30am

In honor of President’s Day, the Chapel Chorus , Chorale and Orchestra join forces in this moving patriotic cantata. Singers who wish to join the chorus for this Cantata are asked to attend at least two rehearsals, choosing from the following dates: January 26, February 2 and 9. Rehearsals are from 11:40am to 12 noon in the Chapel. Musical scores will be provided


LENTEN CANTATA BY J.S. BACH
“If Thou But Suffer, God to Guide Thee”

Sunday, March 22 at 10:30am

As a special Lenten presentation, the Chapel Chorale, Soloists and Chamber Orchestra will perform the exquisite Bach Cantata 93, “Wer nur den Lieben.”


PALM SUNDAY CELEBRATION SERVICE
Featuring International Organist Hector Olivera at the Console

Sunday, April 5 at 10:30am

We are pleased to welcome Hector Olivera, one of the world’s leading Concert Organists, to enhance this glorious Palm Sunday service with his own special organ arrangements.


TENEBRAE

Thursday, April 9 at 7pm

A Holy Week Service of Darkness with Meditations, vocal solos and extinguishing of the altar candles


GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE

Friday, April 10 at 12 noon

The Chapel Chorale and Chamber Musicians present Dubois’ “Seven Last Words of Christ.”


EASTER SUNDAY

Sunday, April 12 at 9am and 11am

Festive choral, organ and brass music paired with stunning Easter floral arrays will celebrate the year’s most beautiful Sunday. For ease of seating, please attend the early service if possible.


BLUE GRASS SUNDAY

Sunday, April 19 at 10:30am

A Chapel favorite, this year featuring the return of Doyle Lawson and QuickSilver. A barbecue lunch will follow, with tickets available for purchase by calling the Chapel office.