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Music, missions come together at First Presbyterian concert series

First Presbyterian Church will be combining its music and missions ministries in its new concert series, which starts in September. The concerts will be free, with expenses covered by individual donors. An offering will be taken at each performance to benefit a designated organization, and during the concert, the organization will make a presentation about its work.

Here's the lineup:

Sept. 18: Soprano Angela Brown, a star at the Metropolitan Opera and other houses (beneficiary, Central Music Academy). 8:15 p.m.

Nov. 20: Tom Trenney, organist and silent film improviser (Living Waters for the World). 8:15 p.m.

Feb. 13: American Spiritual Ensemble, professional vocal group dedicated to preserving the Negro spiritual (Step by Step). 7:30 p.m.

April 16: Bowl and Bunns, a Cincinnati-based jazz quintet (Baby Health of Lexington). 8:15 p.m.

For more information or to contribute, contact First Presbyterian director of music and arts Marlon Hurst at (859) 252-1919, Ext. 110.