Church to continue celebration with organ concert

Staff report

SIDNEY — Continuing the celebration of their 175th anniversary, the congregation of St. John’s Lutheran Church invites the Sidney community and all interested people to an All Saints Day Organ Concert.

This concert will be offered in the sanctuary of St. John’s, 120 W. Water St., on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Featured at this classical organ concert on the Festival of All Saints will be Joshua Brodbeck, minister of music and artist-in-residence at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbus. Brodbeck is also organist-in-residence at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio.

A young American concert organist, Brodbeck is in constant demand as a performer and hymn fest leader. Brodbeck performed his first concert in the United States at the age of 9. He made his international debut at age 12 playing for an organ dedication in Slovenia, Europe. Throughout his brief career, Brodbeck is known and is commended for his varied programs that please audiences everywhere. Brodbeck recently completed a European tour that included Samara, Russia, and St. Imier, Switzerland.

Studies began for Brodbeck at Bluffton University at the age of 12 with Dr. Stephen Jacoby. After graduating high school, Brodbeck studied at the Capital University Conservatory of Music as well as the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University under the direction of Todd Wilson. Since graduating, Brodbeck has studied with Paul Jacobs of the Juilliard School of Music and Dame Gillian Weir of the United Kingdom.

Staff report