By LORRAINE THOMPSON
Island music takes a leap of faith at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in January. Peter Morin, Director of Music and Liturgy at the church located on Anastasia Island, has announced concerts featuring locals as well as internationally known musicians. The concerts are free and open to the public. They include:
- Music for Two Pianos featuring Steve and Amy Heyman, 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan.12 will include a recital of solo piano, duets and two piano works featuring music of Clementi, Dvorak, Brahms, Chopin, Copland, Debussy, Gershwin, and Lutoslawski.
Steven Heyman is an associate professor of music at the Syracuse University Setnor School of Music. He has performed in solo recitals, chamber music concerts, and as concerto soloist throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Amy Heyman is a pianist and Setnor School of Music faculty member in both four-hand and two-piano concerts. She is also an instructor of music at the Syracuse University Setnor School of Music and is a featured artist with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra.
- Ecumenical Choral Concert celebrating Christian Unity and Martin Luther King Jr., 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, will feature several local choirs including Grace UMC, First UMC, Our Lady Star of the Sea (Ponte Vedra) which will share music from gospel/spiritual repertoire in celebration of Christian unity and the work of MLK Jr. Gregory Sheppard, noted bass singer, will be the special guest conductor. Sheppard has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe with the San Francisco Opera, NYCO, Central City Opera, Vienna Festival, Savolinna Opera (Finland), Munich Festival, Orchestra I Solisti di Roma, and other venues.
The concerts will take place in the church sanctuary, 5205 A1A South on Anastasia Island. There will be a free will offering for financial donations to help assist with expenses. Ample free parking is available. For information call 471-5364.