MUSIC AT CHERRY HILL HOSTS TWO CONCERTS IN OCTOBER – Sunday, October 21 at 4:00 pm- “An Afternoon of Beethoven” and Saturday, October 27 at 7:00 pm Music for Organ/Piano/Flute

Music at Cherry Hill is pleased to present some of the finest musicians in the metro Detroit area in a concert of music by the legendary composer, Ludwig van Beethoven. Violinists Kypros Markou and Debra Terry, Yawen Hsu, cello, and piano Jacqueline Csurgai-Schmitt will offer the following program:

Cello Sonata, Op 5, No. 1

Violin Sonata, Op 4 (“Spring”)

Piano Trio, Op. 70, No. 1 (“Ghost”

For this concert, there is a suggested donation of $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors and student.



It will be good to welcome Aaron Tan and Darren Atiyeh back to Cherry Hill for this concert.

      Aaron Tan is the  First Prize and Audience Prize winner of the 2018 American Guild of Organists National Young Artist Competition in Organ Performance, Aaron Tan is a Canadian concert organist and pianist who enjoys multi-faceted careers both as a musician and a materials scientist. Aaron’s primary musical tutelage has been with John Tuttle, David Palmer, and Joel Hastings. His musical upbringing started on the piano and later on the violin. He received his Associate (ARCT) diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada at the age of twelve and went on to earn his Licentiate (LTCL) and Fellowship (FTCL) diplomas in Piano Performance from Trinity College of Music, London, England, at 13 and 15 years of age, respectively. When he was 18, he also completed his ARCT diploma in Violin Performance.. Currently Aaron is studying at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University and also serves as Organ Scholar at Church of the Resurrection, New York City.

            Darren Atiyeh’s pursuit of music started at a young age. He began taking piano lessons at age five under Dr. Karina Khalatova – a graduate of Moscow Conservatory and the Cinncinati Conservatory. Flute has played a curious role in Darren’s life. His first experience was at age 14 when he learned he could not march in a parade with his oboe. So, he was handed a flute so as to blend in. After graduating in 2012, Darren went to university for oboe for two years before reuniting with a local flute teacher, Dr. Debra Podolka – a known area flutist and Juilliard alumnus. She offered to teach him flute and, remembering how influential the experience in the parade was, he took the offer. He sold the oboe he played for twelve years and started a new adventure. Within a year, Darren was playing solos with The Detroit Flute Guild. Shortly after, he once again placed well in Detroit Symphony Orchestras youth program – something rarely done on two instruments. Most recently, Darren has been traveling to New York City and Philadelphia taking lessons from internationally acclaimed player and composer Gary Schocker. He now has a full-time position in Gary’s private studio.

There will be no admission charge to hear these two incredible musicians! A free will offering will be received.



YOUTH GROUP TO VISIT CORN MAZE – October 27 – 4:00 pm

  Join us for an outing to DeBuck’s Corn Maze on Saturday, October 27. We’ll leave the church at 4:00 pm after the Trunk-or-Treat. Cost is $13.00 per person ($11 if we have more than 20 in our group).  Admission includes discounted pumpkins, corn maze, hay ride and corn cannons! For more information or if […]