Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Perpetual Dancing at The Gazebo

On a glorious day filled with an abundance of sunshine, The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain in Delaware Water Gap, PA presented a newly formed group known as “Perpetual Friday” on Sunday July 12th as part of their Summer Gazebo Concert Series. A great deal of musical preparation took place before the evening’s host, Jim Dellaria, stepped upon the stage to share his welcoming words and to introduce the musicians to the gathering. It was as the first notes rang out did the audience felt a desire to succumb to its dance inducing energies as music from the 50's and 60's were belted out along with some original compositions.

Perpetual Friday consists of Dean Hornig on Vocals and Guitar, Steve LaCour on Trumpet and Keyboard, Charlie Mathers on Guitar, Bill Bishop on Saxophones, Nicole Locilento on Bass, and Lloyd Keller on Drums. To say the combined sound of their impressive talents rocked the Gazebo would prove to be an understatement especially to those who moved their forms to the rhythms permeating the minds and bodies of those who could easily do so. The joys found in each song's properties were evident among the children who danced and tumbled upon the lawn while the thoughtful essence of some songs brought about a nostalgic gaze from those who remembered who were in their hearts the first time they heard the piece. You can learn more about Perpetual Friday by exploring their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/PerpetualFridayBand?fref=ts&ref=br_tf.

The Summer Gazebo Concert Series at The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain began in 1990 and is presented every Sunday evening throughout the Summer months until the end of August in order to support the local musicians and provide a venue where all ages could learn to appreciate Jazz and acoustic music. In reflection of Delaware Water Gap, PA being considered a Mecca for the Jazz community, the concerts has a great number of Jazz performances in their schedule. However, all musical styles are showcased during the summer which includes Blue Grass and Classical Music. The next installment in The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain Summer Gazebo Concert Series for 2015 is scheduled for Sunday July 19
th and will feature Wayfarers and Company. The concert is free to the public and begins at 6pm. You’ll be able to find more photographs taken during the Perpetual Friday concert at The Perpetual Dancing at The Gazebo Gallery at www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154028606678761.1073741869.91146283760&type=3.

According to their website, The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain is “… a community of disciples illuminated by God’s love who care for others spiritually, emotionally, physically, and financially as we explore new avenues of grace and grow in faith through worship and service.” In an endeavor to manifest the goals of this statement, they hold weekly services every Sunday beginning at 10am, provide a hostel for those hikers who travel along the Appalachian Trail as well as holding a Hikers’ Dinner every Thursday evening throughout the Summer Months to replenish their energies. They also support the Kenyan village of Amilo by providing a school feeding program for 15 orphans, a well, housing, and simple medical care and information to the villagers and the church shares a partnership with the Reformed Church located in Cardenaz, Cuba. In addition to all this, they support the local Fire Company and Women’s Resources Center as well as provide community aid funds for residents who are suffering economic burdens. The size of the congregation is approximately 200 people. Please Explore The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain Facebook Page at
www.facebook.com/pages/Presbyterian-Church-of-the-Mountain/234593743269661 or their Website at www.churchofthemountain.org for more information.

Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

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