Rodney Barbour to perform 'Sing Christmas'

Courtesy of PipeSounds

Rodney Barbour will perform his 'Sing Christmas Spectacular' in a free PipeSounds concert at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Mewthodist Church on Sunday, Nov. 29.

The Putnam Herald

Friday, November 13, 2015

 

HURRICANE p; Fan favorite Rodney Barbour returns to the PipeSounds concert series at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29, for his "Sing Christmas Spectacular" on the Harrah symphonic organ at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church.

This concert is not only a great way to usher in the Christmas season, but it is also absolutely free to attend, thanks to sponsorship by Putnam County Bank and as a "thank you" from Forrest Burdette to loyal patrons who have been attending PipeSounds concerts since 2003.

Barbour's performance is also the culmination of the yearlong 100th Anniversary Celebration of Forrest Burdette Church.

The audience will hear "spectacular" arrangements of beloved Christmas carols and traditional Christmas favorites, and have an opportunity to sing along with the music played on the world-class Harrah symphonic organ.

"As in years past, Rodney has planned a 'few' added surprises," according to a news release from the church.

Barbour is a concert organist with close to 50 years experience as an organist, pianist, keyboardist, trombonist, adult choir director, youth and children's choir director, hand-bell director, brass director, instrumental conductor, worship leader, liturgist, contemporary worship band director and entertainer.

With degrees in music education from Marshall University, in his hometown of Huntington, and in organ performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, Rodney's training and background give him skill and technique to feel comfortable in a wide variety of musical venues, according to the release.

Whether playing the world's largest digital pipe combination organ in Hurricane or pumping out accordion riffs with a local worship band, Barbour brings passion and musical excellence to his performances. Through his lively dialogue and sense of humor, he engages, entertains and captivates his audiences.

Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church is located at 2848 Putnam Ave., Hurricane. Learn more about PipeSounds at http://www.pipesounds.org/ .



 

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