First Presbyterian Church of St. Petersburg

A Stephen Ministry Congregation of the PC (USA)


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Two Concerts this month in our concert series:



Rebecca Penneys Pianist in Concert

January 14th at 4:00 p.m. 

in the Sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church

701 Beach Drive N



Pianist Rebecca Penneys is a recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral soloist, educator and adjudicator. Rebecca has played throughout the USA, East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Europe, Middle East and Canada. She is a popular guest artist, keynote speaker and teacher nationally and internationally. She is an exclusive Steinway Artist and has given many concerts for Steinway & Sons. Combining a busy concert schedule with seminars and master classes worldwide, she has taught international students at Eastman School of Music for thirty-seven years, at the Chautauqua Music Festival for thirty-four years, and at the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival (RPPF) for five years. Her current and former students include prizewinners in international competitions, and hold important teaching posts on every continent.

Rebecca made her recital debut at age 9, and performed as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra when she was 11. At 17, after winning many young artist competitions in the USA she was awarded the unprecedented Special Critics’ Prize at the Seventh International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, an award created in her honor. Additionally, she won the Most Outstanding Musician Prize at the Fifth Vianna Da Motta International Piano Competition (Portugal) and was top prizewinner in the Second Paloma O’Shea International Piano Competition (Spain). She made her New York Debut in Alice Tully Hall in 1972. In 1974, she founded the acclaimed New Arts Trio, which twice won the prestigious Naumburg Award for Chamber Music (New York City).
Rebecca is Professor Emerita of Piano at Eastman School of Music, Artist-in-Residence at St. Petersburg College, Florida, and she holds a courtesy position as Steinway-Artist-in-Residence at the University of South Florida. Her background, credentials and musical contributions are significant. Read more at http://rebeccapenneys.com/index.php?pageStewardLink=11292.
Repertoire for this concert to include music by Scarlatti, Soler, Brahms, Chopin, Granados, Cage and piano rags. 
No tickets required. This is a free concert.




Jewish Jazz II

Sunday, January 28th at 4:00 p.m.

in the Chapel at First Presbyterian Church

701 Beach Drive NE


Daniel Weiser (Doctorate in Piano/Chamber Music from Peabody Conservatory) and Steve Loew (U.S. Marine Band) present a thrilling sequel to their "JEWISH JAZZ" program that was such a big hit last year. The amazing piano and clarinet duo will present "JEWISH JAZZ 2" with even more music that highlights the fascinating historical connections between Klezmer-style music and American Jazz.  This program will feature an arrangement of George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" along with some great works by Harold Arlen, Benny Goodman, Simon Sargon, plus songs from the Yiddish Theater. Loew and Weiser have performed around the world and put on a show that is second to none.   You will not want to miss this!

This concert will take place in the Chapel at First Presbyterian Church St. Petersburg at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 28. The Chapel is located adjacent to the Sanctuary (north side) with the entrance facing Beach Drive.
Tickets are $13.50 for church members and $18 for general public if purchased in advance. Tickets are $20 at the door for everyone. Buy tickets in advance at https://amicimusic.org/concert/jewish-jazz-ii/
Important Note: Be sure to scroll down to the January 28th concert as the first concert on this page is in The Villages. 
Contact Barry Dingman by email if you have any trouble purchasing tickets online. 




Worship at FPC






Please look around and discover a little more about us. You'll find that we're a caring community of people who are trying to live out our simple, yet powerful mission statement:

... to be and make disciples of Jesus Christ who know God
and through love, serve the Lord and others.

                                We will accomplish our mission by:

  • practicing radical hospitality,
  • passionate worship, 
  • intentional faith development,
  • risk-taking mission
  • and extravagant generosity.

It is in light of this Mission Statement that all members of the church duly accepted by the Session are to be included in all sacraments and rights of First Presbyterian Church including baptism, communion, ordination, and marriage without limitation and regardless of ethnic origin, prior religious affiliation, or gender relationships.

Wherever you are on your faith journey, you are welcome here.



Grace and Peace to you

in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!




First Presbyterian Church

701 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701-2618 | Phone: (727) 822 - 2031 | e-mail: office@fpc-stpete.org