Pine Shores’ 2021 – 2022 Concert Series

We will follow the CDC guidelines in effect at the time
of each concert for mask requirements.

All concerts are free and open to the public.

Lennie Foy, Kara Stolle, Wayne Fisher
Sunday, October 24, 2021
5:00 p.m.

Lennie Foy and Kara Stolle will be joining Pine Shores accompanist Wayne Fisher (Kara’s Uncle) for a fun evening of music featuring Kara on Bassoon, and Lennie on Trumpet. Kara and Lennie are full time professional performing and teaching musicians, and active studio musicians in the Indianapolis, IN area. The concert will include a variety of repertoire featuring each instrument as a soloist and together. With Kara’s ability to play bassoon, contra bassoon and baroque bassoon and Lennie’s specialty area of Jazz trumpet, anticipate music ranging from classical to blues to jazz, and a few other surprises for a great evening of fun.

The New Orleans Nighthawks Jazz Band
Sunday, November 21, 2021
5:00 p.m.


The New Orleans Nighthawks are a 7-piece jazz band that perform Dixieland, Swing and Blues in a New Orleans style. Its style has been described as “HOT TRAD.” The band’s unusual instrumentation features two trombones and a clarinet lead in the front line. This gives the band a sound that is unique and mellow … yet driving and exciting! The rest of the band consists of Banjo, Bass, drums and a vocalist. Several band members also sing.

The New Orleans Nighthawks have been playing together about 11 years.They play regularly in the Lake Wales, Florida area between October and April. Some members of the band are “snowbirds” and leave Florida for parts north during the other months. Each is a jazz veteran of other bands in their northern communities.

The band’s personnel is made up of a solid rhythm section fronted by the band’s leader John Skillman on Clarinet. The addition of two trombone players in 2010 makes the voicing and arrangement most unique among TRAD bands.

Tampa Spiritual Ensemble
Sunday, January 23, 2022
5:00 p.m.


The Tampa Spiritual Ensemble is dedicated to presenting The Tampa Bay Area with quality recitals, concerts, and Black History programs that feature celebrated and rising African-American composers and performing artists, as well as providing an impressive array of education and outreach programs. Their program actively engages audiences across a wide range of ages while further contributing to their cultural awareness, educational development and quality of life experience. In addition to African American spirituals, they also sing traditional Gospel music and special arrangements of R & B songs.

Members are professional, classically trained and come from diverse backgrounds. Members have performed internationally and nationally in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Philadelphia and tri-state areas, New York City, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay, and Uruguay. Members have performed with Elysium Concert Opera of Philadelphia, Lancaster Opera Company, Mozart and Friend’s Opera Company, Opera Tampa, St. Pete Opera, South Florida Lyric Opera, and Spanish Lyric Theater, concerts with Andrea Bocelli concert at the Tampa Bay Forum, Dubois Seven Last Words, and Handel’s Messiah, choral ensembles and singing groups with Bel Canto Opera Singers, The Gala Singers, The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, The Renaissance Singers and Richard Zielinski Singers and with Florida Orchestra, Imperial Symphony Orchestra, and Pinellas Park Civic Orchestra.

Sarasota Choir Festival
Sunday, March 6, 2022
5:00 p.m.

Formed in March of 1995, the Sarasota Choir Festival was established under the leadership of Jane Hunder and Tom Mathis of Mathis Music. Based on an annual Choir Festival in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, the Festival includes singers from numerous churches throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties. Their goal is to present inspirational music of the church as a gift to our community. They were fortunate to celebrate their 25th year in 2020, just before music programs and our world hit the pause button due to the pandemic. They are grateful to once again be able to share their music with the community. The festival is directed by Founder Jane Hunder and Rick Holdsworth. Accompanists are Christy Blue and Wayne Fisher.

For a printable brochure of this concert series, click here.

Co-Pastors Bruce & Karen Wismer welcome you to join us for worship on Sundays.
Please visit www.pineshorespres.org to learn more about our worship services.
9:45 a.m. Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary

Pine Shores Presbyterian Church Sanctuary
6116 Crestwood Ave. Sarasota, FL 34231
(North of Stickney Point and West of US 41)
www.pineshorespres.org l 941-922-1597

Pine Shores sponsors an annual Concert Series which is free and open to the public October through March. A variety of genres is presented. Interested in supporting this program?  Please call our Music Director Rick Holdsworth to find out how; music@pineshorespres.org, (941)922-1597, ext. 104.

The Concert Series is made possible by the generosity of many donors. Concerts are held in the Pine Shore Presbyterian Church Sanctuary.