Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church presents concerts and recitals throughout the year. Details about our 2018-2019 performances are listed below.
- 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. Purchase tickets online.
- 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. Purchase tickets online.
- 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 Eastern 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.