Church plans concert

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Brandon Fullenkamp

Brandon Fullenkamp

Lucas Fullenkamp

BOTKINS — Immaculate Conception Church, North Main Street, will host a concert by Lucas and Brandon Fullenkamp on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m. in the church.

The event is free and open to the public, and is presented in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the parish. A reception will follow the concert in the church basement.

Lucas Fullenkamp holds a Bachelor of Arts in English, with minors in Spanish and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL )) from Bluffton University, where he also studied voice and piano. He received his Master of Arts in English with a certificate in TESOL from Bowling Green State University in May. He is a bass section leader for the Cathedral Choir of Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, Toledo, and also serves as a cantor at St. Aloysius Church, Bowling Green.

Brandon Fullenkamp is a teaching artist at Adventure Theatre Musical Theatre Center, Washington, D.C., where he has worked since June. He also teaches music and piano privately. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education with a piano concentration from Bluffton University, and a master’s degree of music performance in orchestral conducting from Ohio University. The Fullenkamp brothers are graduates of Botkins High School.

“We’re so pleased that Lucas and Brandon, as sons of IC parish, have graciously agreed to present this concert, and hope for a great turnout,” Immaculate Conception anniversary committee member Rachel Barber said. “We’re sure it will be a wonderful afternoon.”

The Petersburg Parishes of Botkins Immaculate Conception, Fryburg St. John, Rhine St. Lawrence, and Wapakoneta St. Joseph are named for the now-vanished Petersburg settlement (between Wapakoneta and Botkins) from which the parishes emerged in the 19th century. They are served by the Rev. Patrick Sloneker, pastor, and the Rev. Daniel Hunt, assistant pastor. For more information about Sunday’s concert, call 419-738-4924

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