On Friday, October 27th, The Second Presbyterian Church of Portsmouth held their first ever “Pipescreams” holiday concert. The concert was a unique celebration of the recent restoration of the church’s magnificent Kilgen Organ.
The concert began at 7:30 p.m. and was hosted by Vincent Priceless (Dr. Michael Raies). Reverend Allison Bauer, Pastor of Second Presbyterian, began the night of music by welcoming the crowd, before Dr. Jeremiah Martin performed “Toccata and Fugue in D-minor”. The concert continued with performances by Dr. Stanley Workman Jr, Mary Baughman, and additional performances by Dr. Jeremiah Martin. Selections from “The Sorcerer” were performed alongside both men and women’s choruses, and Jackie and Julies Hines.
Well known favorites like music from “Harry Potter” and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera” were performed by Tim Kelsey as Raoul, Brittany Keys as Christine, and Bobby Gomez as the Phantom himself.
The evening concluded with a performance of “Toccata” from Gothic Suite by Dr. Stanley Workman Jr.
“We’re just trying to do fun things, and bring the community together for a nice evening,” said Martha Potts, of Second Presbyterian. “A lot of Shawnee State students are members in our choir and it makes for a nice program. This is something new for us.”
The night of spooky tunes and performances was enjoyed by many church members, as well as members from all around the community. The Second Presbyterian Church will be holding their Festival of Nine Lesson & Carols on Monday, December 18th 2017 at 7:30 p.m. to celebrate the Christmas season.
Reach: Ivy Potter (740) 353-3101 Extension 1932