Lenton Luncheon set for Wednesday

The First United Presbyterian Church of Dunkirk will present on Wednesday, April 17, at noon in the church sanctuary, Dr. Linda Phillips on piano along with Robert Strauss, vocalist.

Dr. Linda Phillips is a performing pianist active as an accompanist in Western New York. A former faculty member of the Fredonia School of Music at State University of New York, she taught piano, African American Music and History of Jazz and was co-coordinator of the class piano program. Her History of Jazz radio course was previously broadcast throughout Chautauqua County.

Robert Strauss has served on the voice faculty of the Fredonia School of Music since 2007. He is also a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, (NATS), serving on the Executive Board for the Central New York-Finger Lakes Chapter as Auditions Chair since 2010. As a full-time Lecturer at the Fredonia School of Music, he teaches applied voice, is Producer for the annual Hillman Opera, and runs the Honors Solo Vocal Camp for high school singers.

The Marsh Memorial Lenten Recital Series is presented as a traditional program begun in 1978, under the direction of First United Presbyterian Church of Dunkirk’s Organist and Musical Director Howard Marsh.

This free musical program is designed to provide members of the church community and the general public with an opportunity for a period of peaceful reflection and contemplation during the hour at mid-week, throughout the Advent and Lenten seasons.