Hymn Sing & Hymnal Celebration, July 2018
July 14 & 15, 2018
Hymn Festival weekend featuring the Hymnbooks of our History:
*Saturday, July 14
7:00 p.m. Benefit Piano Recital: George Bixler, pianist.
Free Admission - Freewill Offering
As part of the celebration of our 200th anniversary, we will have local pianist and church member George Bixler perform a piano recital.
To highlight the church’s anniversary, the program will feature several of George’s hymn arrangements. However, a variety of classical, popular and jazz selections will also be presented, assuring that there should be something for every musical taste.
George Bixler, piano, is a graduate of Bluffton College with a dual major in business administration and music. George began playing piano at age 5, and studied under Alberta Berg of Dalton, as well as James Bixel and Jean Szabo while at Bluffton. An eclectic musician with a wide variety of musical interests, he has performed in a wide variety of solo and ensemble settings, including solo recitals in Ohio and Pennsylvania, The Messiah, An Evening with the Piano, over 50 weddings, and many other church and community venues. George has also performed frequently in a duo with noted violinist Amy Glick. He is known for his hymn arrangements for worship settings. George lives in Medina with his wife Anita. He has three married sons and nine grandchildren.
*Sunday, July 15
10:30 a.m. Worship - Musically Speaking - Pastor Doug
2:00 p.m. - Hymn Sing & Hymnal Celebration
A celebration of Oak Grove's musical heritage.
Musical selections will come from hymnals used over the years.
Bicentennial Reception and Birthday Party to follow!