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Church ‘Concerts on the Steps’ series creates unique blends of music styles

July 20, 2016 By Francesca Norsen Tate Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The Podd Brothers performed at last summer’s Concert on the Steps series. Photos: Mark Elsenheimer
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First Presbyterian Church’s popular Concerts on the Steps series is underway. Featuring the Podd Brothers and the church choir, these bi-weekly concerts rev up on the steps of the church on Henry Street near Clark Street.

The first concert was on July 14; the next, on July 28, will feature The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, an early jazz, swing and blues band.

Performing on Aug.11 are The FPC Choir (and band), composed of singers, instrumentalists and featured soloists who elevate worship services at First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn every Sunday morning. Blending gospel, jazz, funk, Broadway, and traditional worship genres, this ensemble connects members spanning a diverse range of cultural backgrounds and ages.

Dan Emino and the Podd Brothers perform the closing concert on Aug. 25. Dan is a perfect combination of acoustic guitar playing troubadour mixed with soulful crooner. From Sam Cooke to John Legend, Simon & Garfunkel to Hall & Oates, Dan draws on any combination of styles to create a unique and entertaining show.

Matt and Adam Podd — both of whom are music directors at Heights churches — will be joining Emino.

All concerts run from 7 to 8 p.m. rain or shine. In the event of bad weather, they take place inside the sanctuary. Early-bird attendees can catch a lemonade stand and bake sale.


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