Church of the Redeemer offers Advent organ recitals
The Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave., in downtown Sarasota, begins its annual offering of midday Advent organ recitals on Wed., Dec. 5 with guest organist Neil Page, Music Minister of St. Boniface Episcopal Church.
Each Wednesday throughout Advent, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m., guest organists and musicians perform a 30-minute organ recital on Redeemer's massive 50-stop Nichols & Simpson pipe organ, providing a brief but welcome weekday respite during the hectic holiday season. The recitals are free, with offerings accepted, and all in the community are invited to come, perhaps first enjoying a brown bag lunch on one of the several benches throughout the gardens and verandah, and then listening to the music of the Advent season.
Following Page's recital on Dec. 5, Faith Lutheran Church Organist Michael Stuart will perform on Dec. 12. The final recital will be presented on Dec. 19, featuring Redeemer's own Organist/Choirmaster Ann Stephenson-Moe, who will be joined in the performance by Daniel Mendelow, the former principal trumpet for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. For more information, visit redeemersarasota.org or call 941-955-4263.