Strobilus Arts 2017 Winter/Spring Season


Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church announces the winter/spring Strobilus Arts season, slated for February through April 2017 and featuring four (4) concerts.

At 3:00 on Sunday afternoon, February 19, Drs. Lucy Hoyt, soprano, and Deborah Hollis, pianist, present “Les Chemins de L’amour: French mѐlodie” – from the serene to the provocative – by both native-born composers as well as by composers who adopted both France and the French culture as their own.

At 3:00 on Sunday afternoon, March 12, pianist Suzanne Polak presents “An Afternoon Pianistic Exploration,” classics with a dash of hymns and unexpected musical surprises for an enjoyable afternoon concert.

At 3:00 on Sunday afternoon, April 2, pianist Deborah Coclanis and cellist Debbie Davis present “A Journey through Time: Music for Cello and Piano,” performing works by Boccherini, Piazzola and Poulene, showcasing elegance, fire and whimsy.

At 3:00 on Saturday afternoon, April 29, Singers of New and Ancient Music (Sonam), a chorus of about 20 talented singers, returns to Strobilus with “The Four Elements,” a program of beautiful and exciting renaissance and modern music on the themes of earth, air, water, and fire.

All events are open to the public and free with a suggested donation of $10. More information about Strobilus Arts and all the events can be found at the series website,

Located on the south side of Chapel Hill in Chatham County, Chapel in the Pines has a stunning timberframe hardwood interior with expansive views of the surrounding pine forests. Strobilus Arts was conceived to take advantage of this artful setting.

Strobilus Arts Committee Chair and acting Strobilus Coordinator, Becky Peer, said, “As we commence the exciting FIFTH Season of Strobilus, we’re in for exciting surprises and four afternoons of artistic, pleasurable entertainment.”

Located at 314 Great Ridge Parkway in southern Chapel Hill, The Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church welcomes everyone, and the facility is fully ADA accessible.

The music series takes its name from the botanical term for the pinecone, which derives from the Greek strobilos, meaning whirlwind.

for more information
Becky Peer
Strobilus Series Coordinator