Presbyterians feature Ridgewood’s concert choir and a piano quartet

| May 25, 2016

COSHOCTON – Worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 29 at The Presbyterian Church, North Fourth and Chestnut Streets, Coshocton, will include several anthems by the Ridgewood High School Concert Choir, conducted by Haley A. Evans and accompanied by Kelly L. Kendall. The 46-member ensemble recently received a superior rating at an OMEA district large group contest on March 7, and advanced to state competition on April 30, where they earned an excellent rating.

The service will also include Edvard Grieg’s “Triumphal March,” played by a piano quartet that includes Ann A. Leppla, Dickie R. Barrick, Kelly K. Kendall, and Mark D. Wagner. This rare form of piano quartets consists of two pianos with two players at each instrument. They became popular in the late 19th century before the advent of recordings, as a way to reproduce and study symphonic works. Music lovers could hear major symphonic works in the convenience of a parlor or a music hall that had two pianos and four pianists.  Many popular works of Mozart, Brahms, Schumann, and Dvorak were transcribed for two pianos and eight hands.  This is the sixth year that the church has featured a piano quartet, played on the church’s Steinway and Baldwin grand pianos.

The Reverend Jonathan T. Carlisle will preach on “Elijah’s Triumph and Jesus’ Healing.”  Maggie Myers and Jacob Heading will be the liturgists.  Other musical leadership will be provided by organist Alice M. Hoover.

All are invited to join in this worship celebration.  Preschool childcare will be provided and ample parking is available.

This will be the last Sunday worship in the church sanctuary until September.  Summer worship will be held at 10 a.m. in the church’s chapel, beginning June 5 and continuing through Sept. 5.

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