Celebrate the Arts Series

From our Director of Music and the Arts

Dear Celebrate the Arts Supporters,

It is my pleasure to announce the 2023/2024 season calendar for Celebrate the Arts. Celebrate the Arts (CTA) at DPC is one of the ways we reach beyond the walls of our church and engage with our larger community. CTA has a long and rich tradition of bringing in the finest soloists and ensembles from the region and beyond. 

CTA is entirely funded entirely by the generosity of our guests and supporters. You can donate online at http://bit.ly/2fenIXT, entering your donation under “Celebrate the Arts.” Benefactor  $400 and above; Patron  $200—$399; Sponsor  $100—$199; Friend  $50—$99; Contributor  $25—$49

Those interested in sharing artwork for our seasonal visual art displays in the Celtic Cross Room should CLICK HERE to review the guidelines for submitting pieces. All shows (except for the Fiber Art display) will feature art of any medium as long it can be hung on a wall. This may include paintings, drawings, photographs, wood carvings, prints, etc.

– Jason Moore, Director of Music and the Arts

Celebrate the Arts Concert Series

October 29, 4:00 pm 

Doppelflöte—Melissa Freilich, Flute; Vincent M. Ryan, Organ

Together, Melissa and Vince are “Doppelflöte,” specializing in flute and organ concerts that are not just heard, but are experienced. Since 1998 they have performed together in numerous communities in the Philadelphia region, and in 2022 made their international debut in both the Castle Church and Town Church of Wittenberg, Germany. This is a family friendly concert with a fun and education component especially for children.

December 17, 10:30 am and 1:30 pm   Lessons and Carols

DPC’s annual Festival of Lessons and Carols is one of our largest and most well attended musical offerings of the season. Featuring the DPC Chancel Choir and Orchestra, youth ensembles and handbell Ensembles and supported by the Bucks County Ecumenical Choir, this annual tradition is always a family favorite. This year, we will be offering our Service of Lessons and Carols as part of our Sunday morning worship schedule at the 10:30am service. We will also offer the traditional 1:30pm performance for the community. The services will be identical in content and length. Tickets will not be required this season.  

February 4, 4:00 pm  THE BROADWAY CONCERT

Ting Ting Wong, Piano and Brynn Terry (other performers TBA)

Pianist Ting Ting Wong, vocalist Brynn Terry, and others bring us a lighthearted program of Broadway favorites that will be fun for all ages.

March 17, 4:00 pm  Messiah University Concert ChoirDr. Joy Elizabeth Meade, Conductor

The elite Concert Choir of Messiah University offers a wide variety of choral repertoire, performing on-campus, in the greater Harrisburg area, and on annual tours, both regional and abroad. This auditioned choir is sure to offer a thrilling performance. 

POSTPONED. Please stay tuned for more details! May 19, 4:00 pm  Afternoon in ParisDuruflé Requiem and Guilmant Symphony No. 1

Bucks County Ecumenical Choir, DPC Chancel Choir & Orchestra with Dr. Christine Clewell, Organ and Jason Moore, Conducting 

In the mid 1800’s there was a radical change in design and purpose of organ building in France. In the hands of organ builders like Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, new organs were built to put the full sound of the Romantic Orchestra in the hands of one musician, the organist. Both of the composers featured here were well acquainted with these instruments and their compositions were guided by the their incredible capabilities. This concert is brought to life by the Bucks County Ecumenical Choir, DPC Chancel Choir & Orchestra with Dr. Christine Clewell, Organ, and Jason Moore, Conducting. 

Celebrate the Arts Visual Art Displays


October 5- Nov. 20  

Original photos by members and friends.  Unique pieces identified to a period or technique.  Can be computer generated.  Include a description with each piece. 


November 21 – January 9  

Advent and Christmas give us occasion to sing beloved hymns and carols.   We display any work that celebrates this season.

Fiber Art                  

January 11, 2024 – February 15  

Quilts, needlework, wall hanging, handmade clothing and more.  Experience how texture and material bring these pieces to life.  Include a description of materials and themes. 

Poetry with a matching illustration    

February 16 – April 3  

All poets can have their writing displayed in a large print format.  A piece of art work will be chosen to match your theme.  Subject matter is open ended.  ie (clouds, shoes, animals, friends…)  We can print your poem for you. 

Native American Art        

April 4- May 21  

2-D work of any group or generation. Include owner’s name, title, tribe or area of country if known, and medium.

Children’s Art          

May 23- September 3   

The talented children and youth of DPC have an opportunity to display their creativity.  These can be completed at home, school, clubs or during church activities.  Can be framed or just matted.