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Father Fred Fleischer to celebrate 50 years of priesthood

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Published: May 23, 2013

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Anglicans in The Bahamas and in southeast Florida will come together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ordination of Anglican priest, the Reverend Frederick Fleischer with a concert on Friday, May 31.

Artists appearing at the concert will include The Cathedral Choir, the Bel Canto Singers, The Anglican Chorale, The Highgrove Singers, The Anglican Youth Ensemble and solo artists Candace Bostwick, Norma Ash, Cleveland Williams, Tychiko Cox and Joann Deveaux Callender.

Matthew Steynor, former associate organist of the cathedral who now serves as director of music at Trinity Cathedral, Miami, will also travel to Nassau to perform on the Great Oberlinger.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. and is free to the public. An offering will be collected to aid the cathedral’s music department.

Fleischer served as an assisting priest, and principal organist and minister of music at Christ Church Cathedral from 1973 to 1993 during the tenure of the late Dean William Granger and the late Dean Foster Pestaina. Between 1977 and 1979, he interimed as priest-in-charge of Holy Trinity when Father Etienne Bowleg was on sabbatical.

“It will be a musical celebration on the grandest of scales,” said Adrian Archer, director of music at the cathedral. “Fr. Fleischer’s contribution to the musical life of the Cathedral, in particular, and the Bahamian society, on the whole, is immeasurable. It is our intent to say thank you in a manner he can appreciate while he is yet alive to do so.”


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