The First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, 300 School St., will host its final concert for the 2013-14 season of its “Arts at First Presbyterian” series on Sunday, April 27, at 4 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The concert, entitled “Eco Jazz,” will feature the Presbybop Quartet and will include selections celebrating Earth Day and the return of spring, including “Beyond Baniff,” a new suite inspired by the Canadian Rockies.
Featured musicians include saxophonists Al Hamme and Michael Carbone on saxophones, Jeff Stockham on trumpet and French horn, drummer Ron Vincent, bassist Joe Cole and pianist, the Rev. Bill Carter, who is also the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit.
The Presbybop Quartet was founded by Rev. Carter. Since 1993, the band has toured the country extensively in presenting concerts and jazz worship. They have served as the “house band” for major church conferences, led worship services for the United States Presbyterian Church General Assembly and served as “musical theologians in residence” at Princeton Theological Seminary, Yale Divinity School, the Massachusetts United Church of Christ and the Arkansas conference of the United Methodist Church. They have appeared regularly at the Scranton Jazz Festivals. To date, Presbybop has recorded eight compact discs and two DVDs.
There is no charge for this concert, but a free-will offering will be taken to help support the Arts at First Presbyterian Church series. This series is supported in part by a Lackawanna County Arts and Cultural Grant, a program of the Lackawanna County Commissioners and the Lackawanna County Council on Arts, Culture and Education and by a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts grant, which is administered by the Pocono Arts Council, as well as by gifts from individual donors.
Call 570-586-6306 or visit fpccs.org for more information.