Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church presents concerts and recitals throughout the year. Details about our 2018-2019 performances are listed below.
- Advent Harpsichord Series. Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m. December 4: Kaishu Zhao; December 11: Joyce Lindorff; December 18: Qiao Chu. Free admission. Temple University harpsichord students along with their professor, Joyce Lindorff, perform a series on our William Dowd French double harpsichord.
- Christmas Concert: “O Wondrous Mystery.” Sunday, December 16, 4:00 p.m. Free-will offering; 25% will go to support the Welcome Church’s ecumenically-sponsored program “The Well” which provides a place where homeless women may sleep and share meals together in a safe environment. All of BMPC’s choirs and The Brandywine Brass present a concert centered on the “O Magnum Mysterium” text. Designed around the four major themes of the Magnificat – mystery, animals at the manger, Virgin Mary, and Jesus Christ – we will present works by Jennifer Higdon, Melissa Dunphy, Morten Lauridsen, Kenneth Jennings, Benjamin Britten, and more.
- Staff Singers Concert: A Celebration of the 2020 Israel and Jordan Tour. Saturday, February 9, 7:00 p.m. Admission: $50 per person. Dessert extravaganza in Congregational Hall, followed by our talented staff singers in recital in the Sanctuary.
- Thomas Lloyd’s Bonhoeffer. Sunday, March 17, 4:00 p.m. Tickets: $20 for adults; $5 for students with ID. The Bryn Mawr Chamber Singers present a groundbreaking theater piece featuring the writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffer was conceived as a concert work in a theatrical context by composer Thomas Lloyd. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was among the most influential Christian theologians of the 20th century. He was involved in the unsuccessful plot to assassinate Hitler and suffered imprisonment and death by hanging at Flossenbürg concentration camp a few weeks before Germany’s surrender. He fell in love with Maria von Wedemeyer and was engaged to her shortly before his arrest. The text for Bonhoeffer is adapted from the writings of both Bonhoeffer and von Wedemeyer.
- Organ Recital: Daryl Robinson. Sunday, March 31, 2:00 p.m. Tickets: $10 for adults; $5 for students with ID. Daryl Robinson has earned critical acclaim as a solo and collaborative artist, praised for his compelling performances and unique depth of interpretative skill. Daryl was winner of both First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2012 American Guild of Organists National Young Artist Competition.
- Good Friday Concert: J.S. Bach’s St. Mark Passion. Friday, April 19, 7:30 p.m. Free-will offering. The BMPC Sanctuary Choir, Bryn Mawr Chamber Singers, and The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia present Bach’s oratorio, St. Mark Passion. Although his obituary tells us Bach wrote five Passions, only two of them - St. Matthew and St. John - have survived complete. It’s thought the first performance of the St. Mark Passion took place on March 23 in 1731, but subsequently the score of the music disappeared. Tantalizingly, all that remained was the text. After some keen detective work on Bach’s music however, enough evidence surfaced to make a reconstruction possible. We will present the 2001 version, with all 16 of the original Bach chorales preserved.
- Mahler Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection.” SPECIAL EVENT - Sunday, May 5, 3:00 p.m. Pre-concert talk: 2:00 p.m. The Easter Center for the Performing Arts, Voorhees, NJ. Our Sanctuary Choir will join forces with Singing City Choir and the Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey for a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection.” Tickets will be available for purchase from the PSNJ or (856) 779-2600. $30 for adults; $25 for seniors; $15 for students.