Christ Episcopal Church, Covington
120 S. New Hampshire Street
Covington, Louisiana 70433

3rd Sunday Concert to feature pianist Peter Collins on Feb. 19

Pianist Peter Collins will perform at the Third Sunday Concert series at Christ Episcopal Church, Covington, on Sunday, Feb. 19. The concert will be staged in the church, beginning at 5 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.).

The solo piano recital will include Beethoven’s Sonata, Op. 81a (Les Adieux), Chopin’s Sonata No. 2, Printemps by Daruis Milhaud and Los Requiebros by Enrique Granados.

Collins, of New Orleans, is an independent piano teacher and music researcher. He is a professor emeritus from Missouri State University where he taught and served as keyboard area coordinator for 25 years.

He received his bachelor of music and master of music degrees from the Peabody Conservatory. After winning awards in several piano competitions, including the Washington International Piano Competition, the University of Maryland International Piano Competition, the American Chopin Competition and the American Beethoven Foundation, Collins was granted the Regents’ Fellowship at the University of Michigan to pursue a doctor of musical arts degree.

While on the faculty of Missouri State, he originated the Missouri Chamber Players and toured Europe four times with members of the ensemble in concerts of music by American composers. His performance profile also includes several presentations of the complete sonata cycles of Mozart and Beethoven.

The Third Sunday Concert series, now in its 32nd year, is an outreach of Christ Episcopal Church, Covington. The one-hour concerts are free and open to the public and are followed by a wine and light hors d’oeuvres reception in the Parish Hall for the performers and audience.

The 2022-2023 Third Sunday Concert Series will also include Concert of Winds performed by faculty of Southeastern Louisiana University on April 16  and Opera Festa on May 21.

Christ Episcopal Church is located at 120 S. New Hampshire, near the Covington downtown area and just before the entrance to Bogue Falaya Park. The handicap accessible entrance to the sanctuary is located on the park side of the main church. For more information call 985-892-3177.