Through our Lenten journey together, the music department has strived to offer weekly Wednesday concerts. Through March so far, we have heard Will Schneider and his trio playing jazz and many of his original works, Toledo School for the Arts steel drum group GLASS CITY STEEL, and the excellent music of local singer songwriter Jeff Stewart. This upcoming Wednesday, March 22nd, we’ll be treated to an evening of our own wonderful sanctuary organ.  

It is no secret that the organ is one of the most beautiful features our sanctuary. Right after being overcome by the vastness of the high, blue ceiling with golden stars, when you turn around, the organ is placed in the middle of the back of the nave encircling a massive window above the front doors.  

Sometimes, when someone says “organ” in reference to church music, there can be a collective eyeroll. Unfortunately, organ music has a bad reputation for being “boring” or “creepy.” And while no doubt reputations are reputations for a reason, this will not be one of those nights. Because when our organ plays, the church rumbles. And Carter Adams can play. 

Carter Adams currently serves as the Associate Band Director at Sylvania Northview High School as well as the Band Director at Arbor Hills Junior High School. He attended the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education with an emphasis in percussion and conducting. Carter also plays drum set with Night Session Big Band and regularly plays percussion/drums for musical theatre productions around the area. He has been playing the organ since junior high school, and serves as an organ substitute for churches in the Toledo area.  

We are delighted to have someone a part of the concert series who clearly loves and respects the organ. Come hear it rumble March 22nd at 7pm in our Sanctuary. Free Admission. Bring friends.  

Making joyful noises,  

Chelsie Cree
Director of Music and the Arts 

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