Music is an important and central part of the worship life of our church. The weekly Adult Choir Anthems, the unique sound of our Bell Choir, along with solos, both vocal and instrumental, all add immeasurably to our worship experience.
Through the years, our Adult choir is known for their outstanding Cantatas at Christmas and for their wonderful anthems throughout the calendar year.
Both our Adult and Bell Choirs are always open to welcoming new member into their ranks.
Adult Choir Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. in the sanctuary
Bell Choir Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary
Meet our new Music Director Adolfo Vidal
Adolfo Vidal began piano studies in his native Venezuela and continued in the United States and Canada with Andre Laplante, Marietta Orlov, Kemal Gekic and JB Floyd. Adolfo has pursued an international career as a pianist, performing solo, with orchestra and in festivals in North and South America and Europe. Vidal has been hailed as an "exciting and compelling pianist” and with “musical and effortless virtuosity.” Several performances have been broadcast on Radio and TV, such as WQXR New York and WLRN Public Television in Miami.
Vidal started music lessons at the age of five under ‘El Sistema’ (Venezuelan Youth Orchestras and Instrumental Training Program System) with French pianist Gerard Bourgogne. Further music studies and piano diplomas were completed at age nineteen at the Maracaibo and Caracas Music Conservatories under the Russian pianists Mikhail Antoshin, Igor Lavrov and Stanislav Pochekin. There, he was a prizewinner of several national piano competitions. Since 1996 Vidal has made the US his home
He holds BM, MM, AD and DMA degrees from FIU, the Glenn Gould Professional School of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, and the University of Miami, where he also studied with Susan Starr, Gordon Roberts, and played masterclasses for pianists such as Roberta Rust, Arthur Pizarro, Boris Berezovski, Vladimir Feltsman, John Perry, Robert McDonald, Claude Frank, Julian Martin and Alan Walker, among others.
Dr. Vidal is an active collaborative and chamber musician at several universities. He has written piano transcriptions from the music of the Venezuelan guitar composer Antonio Lauro. In addition of being an active performer, Vidal devotes a lot of his time to teaching. He serves as Miami Dade College Music Learning Center’s director and administrative coordinator, in that capacity he heads the Music Preparatory Department and teaches piano and courses in literature and solfege. Vidal is also in the adjunct faculty and staff accompanist at Florida International University School of Music in Miami where he lives.
Children's Choir practices ...are set up for special occasions