An afternoon concert by Joan McConnell will feature historic organ

Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Kenton is inviting the public to enjoy Saturday afternoon on April 1st at 2 p.m. with beautiful organ music. The concert will be performed by Joan McConnell, adjunct instructor of organ and music theory at Heidelberg University in Tiffin. Her degrees include a master’s in organ performance (University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music) and a bachelor’s in Church Music (Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio and Berliner Kirchenmusikschule, Germany). The concert will feature works ranging from: old masters like Antonio de Cabezon, William Walond and Louis-Claude Daquin; 20th century composers Jean Langlais and Samuel Barber; to contemporary renditions of well-known American & Welsh Hymns by Douglas McConnell and Paul Manzy.

The concert will showcase Trinity’s pipe organ, opus 1320 of the Hook & Hastings Organ Company, Boston, that has been in continuous use during church services since installed in 1886 and remains in excellent condition. The organ was recognized as a historic organ by the Organ Historical Society.

The concert is free of charge and will last about 45 minutes. The church is located on 301 W. Columbus Street in Downton Kenton. For more information visit www.kentontrinity.org

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