Oct. 28 2010 12:00 AM

Bell choir, vocalists and instrumentalists are also on the bill

    (Thursday, Oct. 28) The
    Greater Lansing Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will be presenting its Fifth Annual Autumn Pops Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7 at the
    Presbyterian Church of Okemos.

    beauty of this concert is the different types of music,” said Elsbeth
    Weidenaar, a retired substitute organist and choir director.

    to the concert this year is the addition of the Okemos Presbyterian Church Bell
    Choir, directed by Irene Shutt. The bell choir will be accompanied by
    tuba and clarinet soloists.

    are unique instruments, but it’s a truly unusual combination to have a bell
    choir accompanied by a tuba and a clarinet,” Weidenaar said.

    artists ranging from vocalists to tuba players will exhibit their talents. The
    lineup includes a piano and organ duet, as well as performances from Rosewind
    Quintet, which includes a flute, clarinet, French horn, bassoon, and oboe.
    concert will conclude with an organ and percussion piece played in the style of
    Mannheim Steamroller, which blends 18th-century music with a rock ‘n’
    roll feel.

    concert is a fundraiser for the American Guild of Organists’ scholarship fund.
    Scholarships go towards offsetting the costs of organ lessons for organ
    students. Last year, the concert drew almost 200 listeners and raised
    approximately $750. Admission to the concert is free, but a free-will offering
    will be taken.

    Fifth Annual Autumn Pops

    3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7
    Presbyterian Church of Okemos,
    2258 N. Bennett Road