UMC host­ing All Saint’s Day con­cert

Becky Ram­sey, Chan­cel Choir set to per­form

The Covington News - - RELIGION -

As part of an on­go­ing cel­e­bra­tion of the newly re­stored pipe or­gan at Cov­ing­ton First United Methodist Church, Becky Ram­sey and the Chan­cel Choir will present an All Saints’ Day con­cert at 11 a.m. Sun­day.

The con­cert, fea­tur­ing Ram­sey on the pipe or­gan, will present John Rut­ter’s “Re­quiem.” Scott Daniell will con­duct.

Rut­ter com­posed the piece to deal with his grief fol­low­ing the death of his fa­ther in 1985.

Ram­sey said that the piece is fa­mous for its sooth­ing na­ture, and as re­cent events in the world have acted as a stres­sor, the mu­sic has en­joyed an in­crease in pop­u­lar­ity.

“It be­came pop­u­lar af­ter Sept. 11, be­cause it is very calm­ing,” she said.

The con­cert is the third in a se­ries of per­for­mances high­light­ing the church’s newly re­stored pipe or­gan, ded­i­cated in March.

The next per­for­mance in the se­ries will be a voice and or­gan con­cert on Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. fea­tur­ing so­prano Florence Fowler Pea­cock, bari­tone Mark What­ley, or­gan­ist Becky Ram­sey and pi­anist Alice Walker. All con­certs are pre- sented free of charge.

The church is lo­cated at 1113 Cony­ers St. in Cov­ing­ton. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 770-786-7305 or visit www.fum­c­cov­ing­ton.org.

Mandi Singer/The Cov­ing­ton News

Praise mu­sic: Cov­ing­ton First United Methodist Church or­gan­ist Becky Ram­sey sits at the key­board of the church’s Austin Or­gan.

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