Glasgow Reed Organ Series opens in Fayette 10.10

Written by David Green.

Fayette’s Glasgow Reed Organ Series show this weekend is obviously no ordinary event. Musicians are coming from far and wide for the opportunity to perform.

• Michael Herndon: 2,300 miles from San Francisco;

• Justin Hartz: 570 miles from Philadelphia;

• Pam Robinson: 700 miles from Independence, Mo.;

• Taihei Sato: 6,400 miles from Tohuka, Japan.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the international Reed Organ Society and Fayette will be the center of attention this Sunday when reed organ fans from across the country and across the oceans gather for performances.

Activities are planned Friday and Saturday for Society members at the Lee Conklin Museum in Hanover, Mich. The performances Sunday afternoon in the Fayette Opera House are open to the public.

The cost is $8 or $6 with a senior citizen discount. To reserve a ticket, call 419/237-3111. There is no charge for those with Glasgow Series tickets. Sunday’s performance is the first of three in this season’s Glasgow Organ Series.

Hymn sings are also scheduled at 9:30 a.m.  and 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the historic German Methodist Church on Williams County Road K, on the south side of West Unity.  The sings are open to the public and donations will be accepted.

Brunch will be served Sunday at the Opera House, from 11:30 to 1:30. There will be charge of $10 for those not registered for the festival.

For more information about the concert or the Reed Organ Society, call Don Glasgow at 419/445-0618.

The Black Swamp Art Guild has an art gallery open during the concert. The gallery is located across the street from the Opera House on the west side of N. Fayette Street.

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