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Mary Jean Rogers Memorial Concert

Mary Jean Rogers Choral Endowment

Mary Jean Rogers The Mary Jean Rogers Choral Endowment was established at First Presbyterian Church in 2002 by Jean Rogers Winchell in honor of her mother and as a perpetual memorial to her and her love for the great sacred choral music of the church. The Endowment provides financial support for the presentation of a major choral work with orchestral accompaniment. Previous concert presentations have featured Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Mass in C, Rutter’s Requiem, Haydn’s Mass in Time of War, Schubert’s Mass in G, Brahm’s German Requiem and Mozart’s Requiem.


15th Annual Mary Jean Rogers Memorial Concert

Friday, March 27 | 7:30 PM | FPC Sanctuary

This year the Sanctuary Choir, soloists, and full orchestra present, free of charge, the Mass for Voices & Orchestra by Giacomo Puccini. Renowned as one of the greatest of all opera composers, this work for choir and orchestra is the composer’s largest non-operatic composition written near the completion of his secondary education. You will not want to miss the sweeping melodies of this stunning work, rarely heard in live performance!