Concert, Console, & Congregation

As I write this blog, I am listening to some cherished LP vinyl recordings of organist Marek Kudlicki, who, as part of his jubilee (50th) US tour, will be performing a recital here this Sunday at 3 p.m. I acquired these recordings in Vienna, where I first met Marek in...

The Ethical Dimension of Making Music

I did not grow up bereft of music. At my grandmother’s house I listened to melodies produced by Don Reno, Red Smiley and the Tennessee Cutups, and early my uncle introduced me to the ballads of the Johnnys—Horton and Cash. What passes for classical music is a function...

Capital Fund Campaign Approved

Originally published in the quarterly Explorer, Spring 2014 edition. Despite a frigid, white calling card left by a visit from Old Man Winter, over one hundred River Road Church members gathered in our Fellowship Hall a few Wednesdays ago to conduct our church’s...

Evensong on June 9

English Music for Choir, Handbells, and Organ Choral works by Parry, Stanford, and Gardiner David Briggs’s “Praise the Lord, O My Soul” for Choir, Handbells, and Organ commissioned by River Road Church for this occasion So many great moments in life result from...

Organ Recital – Isabelle Demers

Friday, April 12 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary The performance is part of the E. Carl Freeman Concert Series at River Road Church and the American Guild of Organists (AGO), Richmond Chapter’s Organ Repertoire Recital Series. Professor of Organ & Head of the Organ Program...