Barbour to bring 'Good Tidings-Great Joy!' to Hurricane pipe program on Dec. 2

Rodney Barbour Rodney Barbour pictured, will perform PipeSounds Christmas concert "Good Tidings-Great Joy," at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church in Hurricane. The concert is sponsored by Putnam County Bank.

The Putnam Herald

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

HURRICANE In what's become an annual holiday tradition in Putnam County, the legendary Rodney Barbour will perform a PipeSounds Christmas concert, "Good Tidings-Great Joy,".at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church in Hurricane.

The event is sponsored by the Putnam County Bank and will be free to the public as a "Thank You" for community support of PipeSounds concerts since 2003.

The audience will hear "spectacular" arrangements of beloved Christmas favorites as well as an opportunity to sing along with the music played on the world-class Harrah Symphonic Organ.

As in years past, Barbour always has a "few" surprises in his bag!

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 degreees 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, Barbour's training and background give him skill and technique to feel comfortable in a wide variety of musical venues.

"Whether playing the world's largest digital pipe combination 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," Karen Lilly said in a news release. "Mark your calendar and plan to enjoy the free 2018 extravaganza."

The church is located at 2848 Putnam Ave. in Hurricane.

For more information, contact the church office, 304-562-5903 or the PipeSounds Web page, For directions to the church go to