Musical Celebration: NOV. 2, 3:00pm
Organist James Rearick is celebrating 50 years of playing the organ and providing worship service music in various State College area churches. On this special occasion in his musical career, Jim will present a FREE musical concert of classical and sacred music on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 3:00pm. This Musical Celebration will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church on North Atherton Street (2221 N. Oak Lane, State College, PA 16803).
"Jim" Rearick was born and raised in Farmers Mills, just outside Spring Mills in Centre County, PA. After four years of piano lessons beginning at the age of 11, Jim's home church purchased a Hammond organ, which inspired Jim to switch instruments. He began playing the organ in 1964 under the direction of his cousin Roger Boop.
For Jim's 50th anniversary as a musician, renowned organist Alfred Fedak has written a piece, a special arrangement which Jim will debut at his concert on November 2. Other musical selections will include pieces by J.S. Bach, L. Boëllman, Johannes Brahms, Charles Callahan, Mark Hayes, and by his cousin Roger W. Boop. Special musical guests at this concert will include pianist Barb Roberts and organist/pianist Mark Steiner.
Over the years, Jim has served as an organist at seven different churches: Farmers Mills UCC; Grace UCC, Spring Mills; Salem UCC, Spring Mills; St. John's Lutheran Church, Millheim; Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church; Pleasant Gap Lutheran Church; and Trinity Lutheran Church, State College – where he currently serves as the full-time organist.
Trinity Lutheran Church is honored to host James "Jim" Rearick for his Musical Celebration. The concert is FREE and open to the public. Please join us as we honor Jim!