the high temperatures reflecting the heat associated with the Summer
Season prevailed throughout the day, a series of cooled breezes
brought a profound sense of comfort to those who had placed their
chairs and blankets upon the grounds of The Presbyterian Church of
the Mountain in Delaware Water Gap, PA on Sunday July 17th.
An empty Gazebo was soon filled with the featured performers of the
church's 2016 Summer Gazebo Concert Series and the presence of
Jay Rattman and Pianist Jon Ballantyne filled the modestly sized
gathering with a loving anticipation of the music that was to come.
It was shortly after the appointed hour for the concert to begin
arrived did Jim
Dellaria of the church come upon the stage to welcome the denizens of
the lawn and to introduce the duo.
waves of music created an ebb and flow that broke upon the pristine
shores of a gentle Summer Afternoon. The skillfully executed
improvisations moved the instrumentals into new interpretive realms.
The set also included a number of original compositions which
incorporated an additional dimension of meaningfulness to the concert
going experience. After a time, a short break in the performance
ensued which enabled the audience and the duo to partake of the many
culinary pleasures offered by the church as well as opportunities to
chat with one another. The break concluded and the duo continued
their performance until the concert came to its completion. The
audience departed with a fulfilled heart and the anticipation of
another concert to come in the series. You’ll
be able to find more photographs taken during the Jay Rattman and Jon
Ballantyne concert in The Rattman and Ballantyne at The Gazebo
Summer Gazebo Concert Series at The Presbyterian Church of the
Mountain in Delaware Water Gap, PA began in 1990 and is presented
every Sunday evening until the end of August. The
next concert will feature The SheilaMark Band offering a variety of
musical styles ranging from classic blues to contemporary
compositions. The free concert will take place on Sunday July 24th
beginning at 6pm. Please Explore The Presbyterian Church of the
Mountain Facebook Page at
or their Website at www.churchofthemountain.org
for more information.