The power and the glory of pipe organ music to be showcased at free concert, with sacred hymns and tunes by The Doors, Led Zep and more
Crossroads House in conjunction with St. James Episcopal Church is offering a FREE Community Concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, titled “A Showcase of a Local Treasure."
“Our community is fortunate to have such a rare treasure in an acoustical setting second to none," said Crossroads House Executive Director Jeff Allen. "In keeping with St. James' 200th Anniversary and the City of Batavia’s Centennial, this concert is given as a gift back to a generous community that has supported us since 1996.”
This will NOT be your typical organ concert. In showcasing the amazing dynamics and broad range of this historic pipe organ, numbers will include sacred hymns as well as songs by The Doors, The Allman Brothers Band, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and more.
Pipe organs have largely been relegated to Sunday morning worship services for centuries and the gift of their sound is kept to a select audience.
“I liken most pipe organs to a Ferrari that is only backed in and out of the garage once a week, at this concert, we will take the Ferrari out on the open road and reveal it’s amazing horsepower,” Allen said.
Playing the organ will be St. James organist David Lange who will offer powerful renditions of the sacred hymns and Jeffrey Fischer who will put the pedal to the metal and play the modern rock classics.
Again, the concert is free and no offering will be taken, just come and enjoy. You will love it madly.
Date: Friday Oct. 23rd at 7 p.m.
Place: St James Episcopal Church, 405 E. Main St., Batavia.
I will be there!