Violinist will perform in concert
A free concert titled “Violin Around the World” featuring violinist Kyle Dillingham will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Messiah Lutheran Church, 3600 Northwest Expressway. The event is part of the church's “Arts at Messiah” concert series. A reception will follow the concert. For more information, call 946-0681.
Church to host musical events
First Baptist Church of Oklahoma City will usher in the month of March with nine special musical events beginning on Sunday. Each event will be a part of “March Music Madness.”
“Since Holy Week falls in March this year, we decided to follow basketball's lead and host several musical events during the month to carry us through to Easter,” said Bruce Greer, the church's minister of music and worship.
Grammy award-winning vocalist Cynthia Clawson, her husband, Ragan Courtney, and a dramatic troupe will present “Celebrate Life: The Musical” at 10:30 a.m. March 17. Also, Clawson will perform in concert at 6 p.m. March 17. “The Last Supper: A Musical” will be presented at the Maundy Thursday Communion Service set for 7 p.m. March 28. All events are free. For more information, call 232-4255.
‘The Sound of Music' offered
A production of “The Sound of Music” continues through March 24 at the Poteet Theatre at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 222 NW 15. Performances of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday matinee performances begin at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased by calling the theater's box office at 609-1023 or by going to www.poteettheatre.com.
Music groups to lead services
Two Oklahoma Baptist University ensembles will help lead worship in Oklahoma Baptist churches on Sunday. David's Creed, OBU's praise ensemble, will lead the morning worship service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Pawhuska, 302 E Sixth St. in Pawhuska. The University Chorale, one of OBU's premier vocal ensembles, will sing during the 10:50 a.m. Sunday service at Chisholm Heights Baptist Church, 2243 W State Highway 152 in Mustang. The Chorale also will perform at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Enid, 401 W Main in Enid.
Church to honor local doctor
Allen Chapel AME Church will present a tribute banquet honoring Dr. Charles A. Tollett Sr. at 7:30 p.m. March 9 at the Marriott Hotel, 3233 Northwest Expressway. The event is titled “Amazing Grace.” Bishop Samuel L. Green Sr., presiding prelate of the 12th Episcopal District of the AME Church, will be guest speaker. The Rev. Charles Martin, pastor of Integrity's Voice of Victory Choice, will play saxophone and vocalist and Allen Chapel member LaDawna Miller will perform. Tickets to the black-tie event are $60 and sponsor tables start at $500. Proceeds will be donated to the Allen Chapel Foundation of Oklahoma City. For more information, call 388-2862 or 879-3870.
Phillips Theological Seminary announces new dean
TULSA — The Rev. Nancy Claire Pittman, Ph.D., will be the new dean of Phillips Theological Seminary, the school recently announced. Gary Peluso-Verdend, the seminary's president, said the current dean, Don A. Pittman, Ph.D., will retire July 31.
“When we considered Nancy's significant contributions to the seminary in revising two degree programs, her scholarship, her service to the church and the community, her institutional citizenship, and her reputation as a preacher and workshop leader among the Disciples of Christ, we concluded that Nancy was the right candidate,” Peluso-Verdend said in a prepared statement.
Currently, Pittman is director of the seminary's Doctor of Ministry Program.