Ebony, Ivory & Spruce Trio in concert, March 29
Beneath the blanket of cold, white snow and persistent grey skies, Spring only slumbers. The Ebony Ivory and Spruce (EIS) Trio will offer a concert, “Waking Spring,” to usher in the season of warmth and vibrant color.
With David Methner on clarinet/saxophone (Ebony), Dr. Charles Kemper on piano (Ivory), and Nathan Wilson on violin/mandolin (Spruce), “Waking Spring” will include newly arranged pieces by Edvard Grieg, Lili Boulanger, Joaquin Turina, and Claude Debussy. The Trio also plans to add spring-themed jazz pieces.
The acclaimed women's vocal ensemble Lumina last performed at our church on March 31, 2019. They also performed here in 2018. The 2019 concert was titled The Veil and the Thorn: Music for Lent. More than 100 people attended.
Tarnished Brass Holiday Concert
Organ Music played by our organist, Geoff Olson
Here are links to YouTube video clips of our church organist, Geoff Olson.
- J.S. Bach - Toccata and Fugue in d minor
- Charles Marie Widor - Toccata from the 5th Symphony
- J. Christopher Pardini -Toccata on "Amazing Grace"
- Ralph Vaughan Williams - Hymn Prelude on Rhosymedre "Lovely"
- Johannes Matthias Michel - Afro-Cuban (In Thee is Gladness)
- Louis Vierne - Berceuse (Lullaby)
- Leighton - Fanfare
- Cesar Franck - Andante movement from The Grand Piece Symphonique
Please click here for access to all of Geoff's organ videos!
Our organist, Geoff Olson, played a joint organ concert with Dr. Mary Newton at 4:00 pm on January 29, 2017, in our Sanctuary. The concert included music by Bach, Haydn, Pinkham, Powell, Lefebure-Wely, Franck, D'Acquin, and Leighton. Dr. Newton is the organist at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church in Plymouth. She received her doctorate in organ performance from the University of Minnesota. In addition to her church duties, she teaches piano and organ—and gives organ concerts!
Organ Concert and Demonstration Program
Sunday February 28, 2016 | The Educational Outreach Committee of the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presented an introductory program on the pipe organ, using a small demonstration organ. This was an entertaining learning experience for children and adults.
Sunday March 6, 2016, at 4:00 Our organist, Geoff Olson, gave an organ concert to celebrate the 100th anniversary of our pipe organ. The music included a specially commissioned piece by Aaron David Miller call the Doxology suite based on the hymn tune “Old Hundredth.” The free-will offering benefited our organ fund.