TBA | 7:00 p.m.
— A free concert benefit: all donations will go to Springfield's Salvation Army —
Electronic lighting effects and dramatic dance will heighten the atmosphere at this extraordinary concert. Splendidly evocative (and even a little scarey!) classics, filled with staccato chords and deep swelling tones, will emerge from the Brombaugh Pipe Organ at the skilled touch of a guest organist. The musical selections often include: Toccata in D-Minor, J.S. Bach; and pieces by composers Dieterich Buxtehude and César Franck among others. Musical guests add to the fun with additional instrumentation. Lighting artist Stephen Tankersley adds special effects to accentuate and bring to life the rich music.
We invite you to dress for the concert — all in black, all in white, in costume — in order to participate more fully in the sensations of this unique experience. The concert itself is free: we will gladly accept donations to benefit the Springfield Salvation Army.
John Brombaugh’s Opus 35 pipe organ was designed and crafted explicitly for First Presbyterian Church and has attracted national and international attention since its installation in 2000. The organ’s general layout follows the traditions of northwest continental European organ building that was reaching its peak development by the mid-17th century. The Brombaugh Opus 35 has 3,250 pipes, 3 manuals and pedal with 46 stops.