Music and the Arts Concerts

Music and the Arts

A series of concerts presented each season as part of the Music Program at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church under the direction of Music Director, Gregory White.  Begun in 2009, these concert offerings have been well-received with enthusiasm by the Western New York community for presenting local, national, and international performing artists.  Artists and performing ensembles come to us across Western New York, the United States and Europe (Germany, Russia, Switzerland, and England).  Each season, Music and the Arts Concerts offer an array of programs representing a variety of artists, ensembles, musical genre that include classical, early music, contemporary, jazz, blues, vocal, instrumental, choral masterworks, and seasonal and ethnic favorites.  Artists have included: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Lyra (Russian Opera Singers); Gail Archer, Concert Organist; Advent Chorale of WNY, Western New York Chamber Orchestra and Soloists (Messiah); Sanctuary Choir and Soloists of OPPC; Vocalis; Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus; Fredonia College Choir; Fredonia Chamber Choir; SUNY Fredonia African Drumming Ensemble; Harmonic Brass of Munich; Freudig Singers; Buffalo Master Chorale; Peter Griggs, Classical Guitar; Svyati Duo (Cello and Organ); Camerata (Soprano, Cello, Oboe, Keyboard); Kindred (Celtic Music); Doug Yeomans, Guitarist; and others.  Music and the Arts Concerts are possible through generous audience donations which support artist honorariums.  Please consider joining us for these concert programs – be sure to review the schedule of concerts at the link below.  If you would like to receive email announcements of up-coming concerts, please contact the church office at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, Music and the Arts Concerts, 4369 South Buffalo Street, Orchard Park, NY 14127, Telephone: 716.662.9348 or Email:

Fall 2018 Concert Schedule


Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Todd Craven, Conductor

Buffalo Goes Baroque

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 7:00pm

A program that features our wonderful string section in Baroque and baroque-inspired works.  Works by Handel and Purcell complement masterworks of the string repertoire: Grieg's Holberg Suite and Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances.  Todd Craven conducts this music in the intimate setting for which it was orginally intended.

Admission: Tickets available at door: $20; Student $10 or available at:


Freudig Singers of Western New York

Roland E. Martin, Music Director

In Flanders Fields: The Road to Peace

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 7:30pm

An observance of the World War I Armistice in Song and Verse.

Admission: Tickets at door $15 (per person)


Handel's "Messiah"

Advent Chorale of Western New York, Soloists, and Western New York Chamber Orchestra

Gregory White, Music Director and Conductor

Cristen Gregory, Soprano   Faith Baer, Mezzo-Soprano   Joe Dan Harper, Tenor   Daniel Ihasz, Baritone

Friday, December 7, 2018 – 7:30pm

Begin your holiday season with a performance of this timeless masterwork of Handel presented by the Advent Chorale of WNY - A South Towms seasonal favorite for the 39th consecutive year!

Admission: $10 (per person)


The Advent Spiral

Come and prepare for the Christmas Season . . . participate in a unique presentation of the Advent Spiral with music by Doug Yeomans, Guitar.

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 6:45pm

Soup and Bread Dinner - 6:00pm

Admission: Free and open to the community



Upcoming events...


Thank you to our patrons, our audiences, and the Western New York community for their enthusiastic support of Music and the Arts Concerts.  We hope you will join us for the upcoming Fall 2018 concerts featuring the artists of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Freudig Singers of Western New York, Advent Chorale of Western New York, Soloists and Western New York Chamber Orchestra - We look forward to wecloming you to Music and the Arts Concerts at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church.