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.

REGISTRATION

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)

START UP DATES

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 Recitals return September 15

Music for Violin and Piano on September 15
Opens Westminster Conservatory at Nassau Season

At 12:15 p.m. Thursday, September 15 the first Westminster Conservatory at Nassau recital of the season will take place in the Niles Chapel, featuring music for violin and piano.  Two members of the Westminster Conservatory teaching faculty, Dezheng Ping, violin, and Larissa Korkina, piano will perform music by Clara Schumann and Gabriel Fauré.  Admission is free; masking is recommended.

On September 15 the program will comprise Three Romances for violin and piano by Clara Wieck Schumann and the Sonata A Major for violin and piano by Gabriel Faure.

The twenty-first season of Westminster Conservatory at Nassau will continue on October 20 with piano soloist Choah Kim performing Prokofiev and Ravel.

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.


Westminster Conservatory at Nassau 2021-2022

Westminster Conservatory at Nassau

Westminster Conservatory at Nassau, the noontime series of free chamber music recitals performed in the Niles Chapel since 2002, was suspended in March 2020 due to coronavirus concerns. Videos of the October, November, and January recitals are available here. Beginning in February 2022, in person recitals have resumed! Recitals will take place in the sanctuary to facilitate social distancing and all attendees must remain masked when inside the building.  Admission is free.


videos are presented with the express permission of Westminster Conservatory

2021-2022 Program Year

      • October 21: Clipper Erickson, piano
      • November 18: Marvin Rosen, piano
      • January 20: Galina Prilutskaya and Inessa Gleyzerova Shindel, duo pianists
      • February 17: Kevin Willois, flute and Patricia Tupta Landy, piano
      • March 17: Katherine McClure, flute; Kenneth Ellison, clarinet; and Esma Pasic-Filipovic, piano
      • April 21: Inessa Gleyzerova Shindel & Galina Prilutskaya, piano
      • May 19: Marjorie Selden, viola and Galina Prilutskaya, piano

May 2022


May 19 | 12:15 p.m.


At 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 the final Westminster Conservatory at Nassau recital of the season will take place, featuring music for viola and piano. Two members of the Westminster Conservatory teaching faculty, Marjorie Selden, viola and Galina Prilutskaya, piano will perform music by Milhaud, Glière, Goldberg, Vaughan Williams, and Korshunov. The recital will take place in the main sanctuary. Admission is free but all attendees must remain masked and observe social distancing.

The program on May 19 comprises Six Studies in English Folksong by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Première Sonate pour alto et piano by Darius Milhaud, Chanson by Reinhold Glière, Mellow Minor for solo viola by Sandra Goldberg, and Ukrainian Dance by Vlad Korshunov.

The twenty-first season of Westminster Conservatory at Nassau will open on Thursday, September 15 with a performance by Dezheng Ping, violin and Larissa Korkina, piano.


April 2022


April 21 | 12:15 p.m.


At 12:15 p.m. Thursday, April 21, Inessa Gleyzerova Shindel and Galina Prilutskaya, members of the Westminster Conservatory factulty, will perform a recital of Music for Piano Duet. Part of the monthly series Westminster Conservatory at Nassau, the recital will take place in the main sanctuary in order to facilitate social distancing. Admission is free but all attendees must remain masked and observe social distancing.

The program on April 21 comprises selections from 12 Morceaux pour piano à 4 mains, op. 48  by Reinhold Glière, and selections from Kaleidoskop, op. 74 by Moritz Moszkowski.


March 2022


March 17 | 12:15 p.m.


At 12:15 p.m. Thursday, March 17 three members of the Westminster Conservatory faculty, Katherine McClure, flute; Kenneth Ellison, clarinet; and Esma Pasic-Filipovic, piano will perform a free recital featuring the music of Johannes Brahms and Cesar Franck. Part of the monthly series Westminster Conservatory at Nassau, the recital will take place in the main sanctuary in order to facilitate social distancing. Admission is free but all attendees must remain masked and observe social distancing.

The program on March 17 comprises the Sonata in A major by Cesar Franck, adapted for flute and piano; and the Sonata in E-flat major, op. 120, no. 2, for clarinet and piano by Johannes Brahms.


February 2022


February 17 | 12:15 p.m.

On Thursday, February 17, Westminster Conservatory at Nassau will return to live performance after a hiatus of two years, during which series events were posted on the church website. The recital will take place in the main sanctuary to facilitate social distancing and all attendees must remain masked when inside the building.  Admission is free.

The February recital, featuring Kevin Willois, flute and Patricia Tupta Landy, piano, both members of the Westminster Conservatory faculty, will include Benedetto Marcello’s Sonata in F arranged for flute and piano, the Barcarola e scherzo, op. 4 for flute and piano by Alfredo Casella, selections from the Six Pieces for Solo Piano by Ottorino Respighi, and music by Nino Rota, including famous movie themes and the Cinque Pezzi Facili per Flauto e Pianoforte.


January 2022


January 20 | 12:15 p.m.

On Thursday, January 20, Westminster Conservatory at Nassau will present a performance by pianists Galina Prilutskaya and Inessa Gleyzerova Shindel, both members of the Westminster Conservatory faculty.

The program comprises works for solo piano: Moritz Moszkowski’s Arabesque, op. 15, no. 2; Casta Diva, op. D1, no. 1 after Bellini by Frederic Chopin; and two works by Sidney Smith, Fantaisie Brillante, op. 103 on Verdi’s “La Traviata” and La Danza, Tarantella napolitana de Rossini, op. 104.



November 2021


November 18 | 12:15 p.m.

On Thursday November 18, Westminster Conservatory at Nassau will present a performance by pianist Marvin Rosen, a member of the Westminster Conservatory faculty, performing music of Ludovico Einaudi.

Italian composer, pianist, and recording artist Ludovico Einaudi was born in 1955, and has composed solo piano music, chamber music, and numerous works for stage and cinema, including the music for recent award-winning films Nomadland and The Father. His music is described as meditative, and has been influenced by minimalism and contemporary popular genres.


October 2021


October 21 | 12:15 p.m.

On Thursday October 21, Westminster Conservatory at Nassau will resume online with a performance by pianist Clipper Erickson, who will perform music of Beethoven and Florence Price.


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.

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Zoom Cohort, Mondays 7:30-8:45 PM

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

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

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

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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!


Dates:

  • 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

OR

  • 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


Organ Recital – March 28, 2021

Organ Recital by Reneé Anne Louprette 

Livestream March 28 @ 2:30

Our first-ever virtual organ recital will be presented by Reneé Anne Louprette, broadcast live from Nassau’s sanctuary.  Louprette (www.reneeannelouprette.com), an accomplished and acclaimed concert artist, is the University Organist and Organ Area Coordinator at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.  Lesser-known Baroque gems from the Dutch, Spanish, and French organ schools will complement works by Bach, Vierne, Baker, Duruflé, and Alain.  Sponsored by the Central NJ Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and Nassau’s Thompson-McClure Organ Fund, this event is free and will be available on our website for one month after the premier.

Tune into www.nassauchurch.org/livestream on March 28 at 2:30 PM to view this wonderful concert!

Louprette is represented exclusively in North America by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, LLC.

Video available here until April 30, 2020: