Rodney Barbour
Hurricane church to host 'Blessings and Carols' holiday concert

Courtesy of PipeSounds

Rodney Barbour will perform a "Blessings and Carols Spectacular" concert on the Harrah Symphonic Organ at Forrest Burdette Memorail United Methodist Church on Sunday No.. 27.

The Putnam Herald

Friday, November 23, 2016

At 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church will host a Christmas concert, "Blessings and Carols," in the Hurricane church's sanctuary.

Concert organist Rodney Barbour will play the church's Harrah Symphonic Organ. He will perform specialized ar­rangements of favorite Christ­mas carols and other tradi­tional holiday songs, with an opportunity for concert-goers to join in in song.

Barbour will bring to the PipeSounds concert nearly 50 years of 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, lit-urgist, contemporary worship band director and entertainer.

A Huntington resident, Barbour has earned degrees in Music Education from Mar­shall University and Organ Performance from the Col­lege-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.

Admission to the concert is free, as a "thank you" gesture to community members who have supported the Pipe-Sounds concerts at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church since Sep­tember 2003.

Putnam County Bank is sponsoring the event.

Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church is located at 2848 Putnam Ave. in Hurricane. For directions to the church, visit www.

For more information, contact the church office at 304-562-5903 or go to the PipeSounds website, www.


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