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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Festival of Organists at Crescent Avenue today

Plainfield is fortunate indeed to have the Gilbert Adams organ at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church as one of the area's finest concert instruments.

Known as the 'king of instruments' for its size, costs to build and maintain and musical expressiveness, these large concert organs are often the occasion for festivals where top area talent tries to outdo one another in showing off the instrument and entertaining the audience.

Today, Crescent Concerts presents its Annual Festival of Organists at 3:00 PM.

Handpicked by the organization's musical director Allen Arts, today's outstanding talents will include --

  • Jonathan Hall from Central Presbyterian Church in Montclair;

  • Jason Asbury from Prospect Presbyterian Church in Maplewood;

  • Barbara Piercy of the First Presbyterian Church of Caldwell;

  • John Schucker of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Millburn is being welcomed back; and Jackson Borges of Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wilmington, Delaware rounds out the program.
General admission $20, seniors $15 and student $5 at the door.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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