Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sax in the Sanctuary

The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain (PCOM)* in Delaware Water Gap, PA presented another installment of their Summer Gazebo Concert Series on Sunday August 9th featuring lively classical jazz sounds played on Saxophone by Jay Rattman* and Friends which consisted of Bill Thoman on Bass, Bobby Avery* on Piano, and Bill Goodwin* on Drums. The rainy weather caused the concert to be moved indoors into the Church’s sanctuary but this seemed to enhanced the concert as the sounds from the expertly played instruments echoed throughout the interiors of the building.

After an introduction by The Presbyterian Church on the Mountain (PCOM)* Concert Committee Chairperson Bonnie Childs*, the music began to play. The intimacy of the small church allow the music to touch each individual in unique ways. Yet, the communal spirit inspired by the musicians led many to keep the beat in time with each other through the tapping of feet and the snapping of many fingers.

The crowd gathered within the PCOM* sanctuary included Arline M. Smeltz*, John Weiss*, Lynne Harriton*, Jim Pallitto*, Gary Lambert*, Michael and Barbara Wetmore* of Support Your Local poet - Hooray (SYLP-H)*, and Pastor Karen Nickels* of The PCOM*.

The Next performance in The Presbyterian Church on the Mountain (PCOM)* Gazebo Concert Series will be The Matt Abell* Trio on Sunday August 16th beginning at 6pm. The event serves as a find example of the variety presented in concert series as it the performance consists of original works in the Rock-a-billy style. Please Contact Bonnie Childs* at 570-992-3934 for more information.

Here are links of groups and individuals I mentioned in this article for you to explore. The Presbyterian Church on the Mountain (PCOM)*, Jay Rattman*, Bill Goodwin*, and Matt Abell*

You’ll find more photographs in The Forwardian Arts Society The PCOM Gazebo Concert Series 2009 Gallery.

(*) denotes members of The Forwardian Arts Society in good standing and are considered Our Good Friends.

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