Sunday, November 11
Freewill Offering toward the FPC Artist Series
Ellen was schooled in the classics and began working as a church organist and accompanist as a teenager. While Glenn was pursuing his Master of Music degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music, (maintaining their 150 pianos and tuning for such notable as James Levine and Arthur Loesser), Ellen was teaching music in the Lorain, Ohio City Schools. It was in Lorain that The Browns acquired their taste for Latin music by playing with Puerto Rican musicians. After moving to Arizona, Ellen attended Arizona State University, earning a Master of Music degree, while Glenn was the University’s Piano Technician. Eventually, Glenn channeled all of his time and energy into his business, Glenn Brown Piano Rebuilding, and directing, performing with and arranging for his jazz group, “The Ambassadors of Jazz.” Ellen honed her skills as a pianist/accompanist/arranger in performances with a wide variety of musical artists and is currently a member of the Music Faculty at Phoenix College and Dir.of Music at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. Residing in Tempe, Arizona, these artists have shared many exciting moments including opening for the Mills Brothers at Chandler Center for the Arts, and being featured entertainers at the home of Phyllis McGuire of The McGuire Sisters in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Glenn cut his teeth on the blues, doing his first floor shows at the tender age of 9, as a trumpet-piano player and singer. Studies with Mr. Bobby Williams, of Alliance, an accomplished gospel/blues pianist and choir director, gave Glenn his unique style of keyboard harmony. At 19 years of age, he began playing trumpet and piano and arranging for the Eighth United States Army Military Band in Seoul, Korea, which was the top military band in the Far-East. He played for such dignitaries as Heille Selaise, Chiang Kai Shek and Charles DeGaulle. At the same time, he performed with The Jazz Five Band on weekly television shows, wrote and arranged music. Glenn also made a living playing in jazz groups for a number of years.
Native Ohioans, this dynamic duo met as music students at Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio. They’ve delighted in entertaining audiences with their own special brand of music ever since. Their lives reflect a wild montage of musical experiences. You’ll be delighted by the variety of old standards, jazz, Latin and gospel music!
Sunday, December 16
Celebrate Christmas Sunday at FPC with Soloists, Vocal Choirs, Bell Choirs, Signing Choir, Piano, Organ, Praise Band, and Congregational Carols!
Monday, December 24
5:30 & 8:30 p.m.
Candlelight Communion Services of Lessons and Carols. The Sanctuary will be adorned with festive lights and greenery. Worship at 5:30 will be led by our FPC children, featuring the Pure Praise Singers. Worship at 8:30 will include Choirs and Organ and will feature our women's ensemble.
Saturday, February 28th, Time TBD
Location: Grace United Methodist Church (2024 E. University Dr., Mesa)
Choirs of First Presbyterian Church
Grace United Methodist Church
St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Mesa North Stake
The concert will be offered free of charge. In addition to enjoying great choral music, the congregation will join with the choirs in singing several hymns. Come take advantage of this great opportunity to get to know and share the music of faith.
The 2018-19 Artist Series features outstanding artists, including the Brown & Brown Piano Duo and Pianist Mary Beth Carlson. Concerts are made possible by the generous contributions of our Patrons. Please consider helping to underwrite the concerts by making a tax-deductible donation to our Artist Series.
Artist Series concert fees range from $300 - $2,000. If you would like to contribute financially, checks should be made payable to "First Presbyterian Church," with memo notation "Artist Series" and sent to: Mark Ramsey, First Presbyterian Church, 161 N. Mesa Dr., Mesa, AZ, 85201-6794. Concert Donors will be listed in future concert programs or, if requested, will remain anonymous. For more information on our Artist Series, please contact the Music Office, (480) 964-8606, Ext. 103.
Fermata ($1,000 & Up)
Bob & Joy S.
Graham & Barbara W.
Whole Note ($500 - $999)
Half Note ($200 - $499)
Dick & Carole B.
Jim & Laura B.
Steve & Gail W.
Quarter Note ($100 - $199)
Bob & Ann H.
Dennis & Darlene S.
Jeff & Jen S.
Paul & Gail S.
Eighth Note ($50 - $99)
Sixteenth Note ($25 - $49)
Gana M. & Monte N.
Dick & Sharon S.