Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road, hosts the David Bashor Memorial Organ Concert Series. It is free to attend.
Check back soon for the 2019/2020 schedule for the series.
The opening event takes place Friday, September 27th, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., and incorporates modern dance into the performance.
Now in its 17th season, SYREN Modern Dance is a New York City based company impassioned to explore, connect, and above all to seek and share knowledge through the art of dance.
The company will dance to Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Art of Fugue performed by Rick Erickson on organ and on harpsichord. This concert is free and open to the public.
This concert is the opening event for the 2019-2020 season of the church’s David Bashor Memorial Organ Concert Series.
Here’s some background on the organ:
The Sanctuary of Providence UMC is home to the Robinson Family Organ, which is Parkey OrganBuilders op. 14, incorporating
the rebuilt Aeolian-Skinner organ (op. 1472) originally housed in the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.
Removed from the Kennedy Center, restored and reinstalled at Providence UMC in 2013, the Robinson Family Organ is the central instrument
in the music ministry of the church where it leads congregational singing, accompanies the multiple choirs of the church, and presents itself
in solo capacities depending on the needs of the services and the community.
About the Series:
The organ concert series at Providence UMC – inaugurated in 2016 – is named in memory of Dr. David Bashor, a member of the Chancel
Choir for over thirty years, who served for over a decade as chair of the organ committee. Though many people were actively involved in the new
organ project, David’s vision and dedication to this endeavor are largely responsible for the beautiful organ that now graces the Sanctuary.
For his efforts Providence UMC will be forever grateful; we are delighted and honored to name the organ concert series in his memory.