Four hands to make beautiful music

For me, nothing sends shivers during a worship service like four hands playing together – two on organ and two on piano. The Baptists have been doing this for a good long while and others are coming around – like the Lutherans, the Assemblies of God, the Catholics.

Imagine four hands on a whole string of songs – lots more than a church service usually includes.

At 4 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 22), such a thing will take place in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Grafton, N.D. That’s when an organ and piano duet concert will be presented by Connie Sjostrom and Peggy Dahl-Bartunek. Connie is a member of the Assembly of God Church and Peggy is member of St. John’s Catholic Church, both in that town.

                                  Connie is on the left and Peggy on the right.

The concert will include arrangements of familiar hymn tunes, praise songs and spirituals. Such as:

“Come Now Almighty King,” ” In This Very Room,” ” Fairest Lord Jesus (Beautiful Savior),” “How Majestic is Your Name,” “My Tribute,” “Crown Him With Many Crowns,” a medley of “Seek Ye First “,”Change My Heart” and “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho,” “Praise to the Lord, “In the Garden”,” Lord of the Dance,” “It is Well With My Soul,” “Ave Maria,” “The Lord’s Prayer,” and “All Creatures of Our God and King.”

Anne Presteng will play violin on two of the selections.

An added bonus is that the audience will be invited to sing on the opening and closing selections. Oh how could we not?

The concert will be ever so enjoyable plus it’s for a good cause. A free-will offering will be received to benefit the local Food Pantry Backpack Program.

Everybody’s a winner here.

Until Soon

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