God calls His Church to be a gift to the world. The Church does so in many ways, from preaching the Gospel to feeding the poor. One way we have blessed our neighbors at Zion for the past 10 years is through the gift of music.
Since the dedication of our Great Organ in 2010, Zion has hosted 21 performers in its Organ Concert Series. These concerts have been free and open to the public, one way that Zion has shared “who we are” with our neighbors. In 2020, we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of our organ’s dedication, and as part of that celebration, we will give the Organ Concert Series a grand conclusion.
Across 2020, you may look forward to these special events:
Sunday, February 16 at 3:00 pm—Kantor Beethe will present a program entitled, “An Instrument for All Seasons.” You will have an opportunity to sing hymns during this program, with organ compositions designed to walk you through the church year!
Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 pm— The University of South Dakota Chamber Singers in concert – 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 pm— Richard Elliot: organ recital – part of the Organ Concert Series (more information below)
Sunday, October 4 at 3:00 pm—Jeffrey Blersch: A Hymn Festival Based on the Book of Romans – final event in our Organ Concert Series
Zion will continue to hold special organ and musical concerts, just not on a set schedule. Start marking your calendars now so you can attend these events and celebrate God’s gift of music.
April 19, 2020
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, and former student at the Peabody Conservatory and the Catholic University of America, Richard Elliott earned a bachelor of music degree from the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and master’s and doctoral degrees from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. He serves as Principal Organist of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City.