Friday, June 4, 2010

Free Pipe Organ Concert June 13, Chicago North Side

This actually sounds like fun. The folks at Epworth United Methodist Church sent this press release. The church is located in the beautiful Edgewater neighborhood on Chicago's northern lakefront, just two short blocks east of the Berwyn CTA Red Line station and one block west of W. Berwyn and N. Sheridan at 5253 N. Kenmore Avenue, Chicago (see map). Inasmuch as it's Friday, I'm feeling too lazy to rewrite it. So here it is, in full, with minimal editing: On Sunday, June 13th, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. the Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the Organ Historical Society members: will perform a recital on the church's historic organ built by the M. P. Moller Organ Company of Hagerstown, Maryland, as their opus 5881. The scheduled performers are Derek Nickels (Chapter President and Church of the Holy Comforter, Kenilworth), Michael Shawgo (First UMC, Oak Park), Mark Sudeith (Chicago State University) and Carl Chadek. The organ was designed by the notable organ architect William H. Barnes, who served as organist at Epworth United Methodist Church from 1910-1924. This is the concluding event of the Chicago-Midwest Chapter's 2009-2010 year. A free-will offering will be accepted for the continuing maintenance of this historic organ. Your contributions in any amount are greatly appreciated. Complementary parking is located behind the 7th Christian Science Reading Room on the northwest corner of Berwyn and Kenmore Avenues. Note: After the show, I suggest you stop into Ollie's Lounge, a quaint and friendly neighborhood joint at 1064 W. Berwyn, between the CTA station and the church.