Westminster Conservatory Recital – February 16, 2023

Westminster Conservatory Noontime Recitals
Present Music for Solo Piano on February 16

On Thursday, February 16 at 12:15 p.m. Westminster Conservatory at Nassau will present Erik Allesee in a recital of music for solo piano. A member of the Westminster Conservatory piano faculty, Mr. Allesee will perform in the Niles Chapel. The recital is open to the public free of charge; masking is optional.

The program on February 16 comprises two sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti; an arrangement of “My Favorite Things” by Stephen Hough; “The Lark,” a song by Balakirev transcribed for piano by Glinka; Franz Liszt’s Concert Etude no. 2 “Gnomenreigen;” Chopin’s Nocturne in D-flat, op. 27, no. 2; and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, opus 28 by Felix Mendelssohn.

Westminster Conservatory at Nassau recitals will continue on March 16 with a recital by Melissa Bohl, oboe; Craig Levesque, horn; and Phyllis Lehrer, piano. In a slight departure from the regular schedule this recital will begin at 12:00 noon and will take place in the sanctuary of Nassau Presbyterian Church.

In Concert: Dan + Claudia Zanes

Saturday, January 21, 2023 | 5:00 pm in the Sanctuary

All ages are welcome to share in this interactive, celebratory community concert.

In lieu of tickets, we ask that each attendee to please bring one of the food items listed below in support of Arm In Arm’s Valentines for Food Drive.

Shopping List:

  • Canned low-fructose fruit
  • Canned low-sodium vegetables
  • Canned tuna, salmon, chicken, or chili
  • Canned beans or 1 lb. bag of dried beans

No glass containers, please. Be sure to check expiration dates. Monetary donations to Arm in Arm will also be accepted.

More videos from Dan + Claudia:

For the Long Night

So Glad I’m Here!

Long Hot Summer Nights

Ariba means up!


Child/Youth Registration for 2022-23 Programs

Dear Parents,

Summer greetings!

We are excited about the coming program year at Nassau Presbyterian Church. This post contains registration and program information for the upcoming year.


We ask you to complete a new form each year to ensure we have accurate information on you and your child to ensure your child’s health and safety. If you have multiple children in your family, you will receive a separate registration email for each.

To complete your registration, please:

  • print the registration form that was emailed to you,
  • make changes/additions using the fields on page two,
  • with or without changes, please sign and date page one of the form, and
  • return these two pages to the church office as soon as possible – by Tuesday, September 6 or earlier – to make sure your child’s name appears correctly on our attendance lists

If you are new to our church – Welcome! – or have an additional child to register, blank forms are available here and in the literature rack outside the church office:

Registration Form (pdf)


This attachment lists the regular schedule and the start up dates for our program year long (Sept-May) activities:

Start up Dates 2022 (pdf)

Please be in touch if you have any questions. With anticipation for the coming year!

Corrie Berg (x108)

Director of Educational Ministries

Mark Edwards (x109)

Director of Youth Ministries

Ingrid Ladendorf (x105)

Associate Director, Choirs for Children & Youth

Westminster Conservatory Recital – January 19, 2023

Westminster Conservatory Noontime Recitals
Resume on January 19
with Solo and Four-Hand Piano Music

On Thursday, January 19 at 12:15 p.m. Westminster Conservatory at Nassau will resume with a recital of music for solo piano and piano four hands. Westminster Conservatory faculty members Galina Prilutskaya and Inessa Gleyzerova Shindel will perform music of Robert Schumann and others in the Niles Chapel. The recital is open to the public free of charge; masking is optional.

The program on January 19 comprises movements from Schumann’s opus 85 collection of piano duets for “small and large children” (kleine and grosse Kinder), movements from Schumann’s opus 21 Novelletten for solo piano, and two four-hand arrangements based on music from Ireland; Fantasy on “The Last Rose of Summer” by Greg Anderson and Percy Grainger’s setting of Irish Tune from County Derry.

Westminster Conservatory at Nassau recitals will continue on February 16 with a solo recital by pianist Eric Allesee.

40: The Gospels

four evening gallery talk with artist

Joel Schoon-Tannis

7:00 p.m. Free Webinars on Zoom

Art Books, Original Art and Giclée Prints will be for sale at each venue during gallery viewings

“God’s Handiwork: Works of Art Creating Works of Art”

7:00 pm  Wednesday, November 10
Hosted by The Wilberforce School

Join Webinar (Zoom)

Guests are also welcome to view The Gospel of John Art Gallery in person:
Thursday, November 11 | 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Meet the Artist: Thursday, November 11 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Multi Purpose Room, first floor
Face coverings are required indoors.

“Thinking in Pictures: Visual Art for Discipleship”

7:00 pm  Thursday, November 11
Hosted by Princeton Theological Seminary

Join Webiner (Zoom)

Fully vaccinated guests are also welcome to view The Gospel of Matthew Art Gallery in person:
Monday, November 8 – Thursday, November 11 | 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Meet the Artist: Tuesday, November 9 | 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Gambrell Room, 2nd floor Scheide Hall
Face coverings are required indoors.

“Made in God’s Image: Creating With and For Others”

7:00 pm  Friday, November 12
Hosted by Dutch Neck Presbyterian Church

Join Webiner (Zoom)

Guests are also welcome to view The Gospel of Mark Art Gallery in person:
Wednesday, November 10 | 11 :30 am – 2:00 pm

Meet the Artist: Wednesday, November 10 | 11 :30 am – 12:30 pm and
Sunday, November 14 | 11 :30 am – 12:30 pm

Church Sanctuary
Face coverings are required indoors.

“The Evolution of an Artist: What’s a Jesus Following Artist Supposed to Do?”

7:00 pm | Saturday, November 13
Hosted by Nassau Presbyterian Church

Join Webiner (Zoom)

Guests are also welcome to view The Gospel of Luke Art Gallery in person:
Sunday, November 7 and Sunday, November 14 | 10:15 – 11 :00 am and 12:00 – 1 :30 pm

Meet the Artist: Sunday, November 7 | 12:00 – 1 :00 pm

First Floor Conference Room
Face coverings are required indoors.

Annalise Hume, Artist-in-Residence

2021-2022 Artist Residency

The Worship & Arts Committee is pleased to welcome back Annalise Hume to Nassau Church, this time as our artist-in-residence in dance.  As part of her residency, you are invited to participate in one of two groups who will explore the interrelationship of movement and faith.

Find out more and sign up online:

Movement & Faith

Dance Bio

As a young child, Annalise was in perpetual motion, practically dancing before she even walked. Thankfully, her parents decided to channel that energy by placing her in dance classes in her hometown of Boise, Idaho. In high school, Annalise juggled her classroom studies while dancing with the professional contemporary ballet company, Idaho Dance Theater.  Annalise went on to earn her BFA in Dance from the University of Minnesota. She performed work by Jawole Will Jo Zollar, Makeda Thomas, Colleen Thomas, and more.  The dance program at the U of M focused on dance in a cross-cultural context, so Annalise was mentored by choreographers from Africa, India, and Latin America. This fact, combined with her love of learning and travel, fueled a decision to live in South Africa and work with the performing arts non-profit, 13thFLOOR. Upon moving back to the States, she taught jazz dance performance at Boise State University and performed with Off Center Dance and Project Flux in Boise.

While eventually leaving the stage to pursue full-time ministry, Annalise still sees her role as inviting others to dance with the Divine. She has an M.Div and M.A. in Christian Education from Princeton Theological Seminary. She spends her time teaching, facilitating movement workshops, and offering Spiritual Direction to others with the hope of helping individuals and groups take steps towards wholeness and flourishing. Her passion is to help others embrace their embodied existence and live out their incarnated faith.

Artist Statement

Much of my experience growing up in the American Church, as well as my pursuit of theological education, left me feeling disembodied. The body and flesh were things to be overcome rather than celebrated as integral to our experience of faith. However, as Christians, we confess faith in an Incarnated Christ, the Word made Flesh—as such, our embodied experience must matter!

Weaving together resources from Dance Movement Therapy, neuroscience, theology, and transformative learning theories, I invite people into more holistic and embodied spiritual practices. Come, dance with the Divine.

Organ Recital – October 24, 4PM

Alcee Chriss presents a recital of organ and jazz piano music at Miller Chapel on the Princeton Theological Seminary campus.

First-prize and Bach prize winner at the 2017 Canadian International Organ Competition, Alcee Chriss III is widely regarded as one of the leading young organists of our time.  Previous competition awards include the Firmin Swinnen Silver Medal at the 2016 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2016 Fort Wayne National Organ Competition, and First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2014 Miami International Organ Competition.   Mr. Chriss serves as University Organist and Artist-in-Residence at Wesleyan University.

Read more: https://www.concertorganists.com/artists/alcee-chriss/

The concert is free, with sponsorship provided by Nassau’s Albert W. Thompson and Laura Lee Thompson McClure Fund.  Please note that PTS requires vaccination and masking for all of its visitors.  

Movement & Faith (Sept-Dec 2021)

Christians confess faith in an Incarnated Christ, the Word made Flesh—as such, our embodied experience matters! Our bodies are central to our human flourishing. Join this biweekly, semester-long cohort led by our 2021-22 Artists in Residence, Annalise Hume, if you find yourself yearning for a fresh way to experience God and live out your faith. Think of it as a bible study that literally moves you. By weaving together resources from Dance Movement Therapy, neuroscience, theology, and situated and transformative learning theories, we will explore movement and scripture and how they inform each other.

No previous dance, yoga, or movement experience is necessary. All you need is a willingness to explore and play. Participants will be encouraged to try new ways of moving and thinking about embodied faith, but they are always welcome to sit and observe.

Choose between the in-person or ZOOM cohort.


Zoom Cohort, Mondays 7:30-8:45 PM

  • Sept. 27
  • Oct. 11, 25
  • Nov. 8, 22
  • Dec. 6



In-Person Cohort, Mondays 7:30-8:45 PM

  • Oct. 4, 18
  • Nov. 1, 15, 29
  • Dec. 13


Sign Up Here:
Sign Up!

Chancel Drama 2021: Rescue in the Night!

The Story of Daniel in the Lion’s Den

Join us in-person, for the telling of this memorable Biblical story of courage and obedience, in a light-hearted rendition with singing and speaking roles. Rising grades 3 – 12 are encouraged to sign up!  Everyone will be cast.  If you would like a singing/speaking role, please sign up for a zoom audition date on June 2, June 6 or June 13.

We intend to rehearse in-person during the week of August 9 – 13, each afternoon 12:30 pm –  4:30 pm (dress rehearsal or taping will take place Friday evening, through 8:30 pm).  Our week together will include a mission focus, in addition to daily Bible study, and music and stage rehearsals.  Our worship leading may possibly be live streamed, in-person on Sunday morning, August 15 and we will communicate that decision as soon as possible. Covid protocols will apply, with adjustments as needed.  Sign up and reserve your spot early to receive your script in June!


  • Kick-Off on Sunday, August 8, 7-8:30pm (participants & families)
  • Monday – Thursday, August 9-12, 12:30-4:30pm (rehearsals, bible study, crafts)
  • Friday, August 13, 12:30-8:30pm (including family dinner & the dress rehearsal/recording)
  • Sunday, August 15, 10am Worship – in-person


  • Sunday, August 22, 10am Worship – livestream

Ages: rising 3rd through 12th grades

Fee: $50 per person

Registration is open…payment is due on or before Sunday, July 4