Saturday, July 12, 2014

Jazz in worship

February 16. 2013 8:18PM

Story Tools
PrintPrint | E-MailEMail | SaveSave | Hear Generate QR Code QR
Send to Kindle

The sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church will be swinging at 10 a.m. Sept. 2, as the congregation welcomes a team of world-class musicians to lead an annual Jazz Communion service.

The tradition of a jazz worship service began in 1992 when the church sought a substitute organist for Labor Day weekend. The worship leaders turned to their pastor, Rev. Bill Carter, a seasoned jazz pianist. He invited other musicians to join him in leading the service. It has become a standing-room-only event, and has continued as an annual musical tradition on Labor Day weekend.

Aisha Brooks-Lytle will be the special musical guest. She will be joined by the original members of Rev. Carter's Presbybop Quartet: Al Hamme on saxophones, Tony Marino on bass and Tom Whaley on drums.

The music will begin around 9:45 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 300 School Street, Clarks Summit. It is offered as a gift to the wider community and all are welcome to attend. Visitors are advised to come early if they wish to have a seat.

For more information, contact the church at 570.586.6306 or the church's website at

comments powered by Disqus Commenting Guidelines
Mortgage Minute

Search for New & Used Cars

Used New All

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just the home you want!

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just what you need!

Search Pet Classifieds
Dogs Cats Other Animals

Social Media/RSS
Times Leader on Twitter
Times Leader on Youtube
Times Leader on Google+
The Times Leader on Tumblr
The Times Leader on Pinterest
Times Leader RSS Feeds