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11/30/2012

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RELIGION BRIEFS Prior to the Advent season organ recitals, members of the community are invited to enjoy brown bag lunches in the gardens of The Church of the Redeemer / Contributed The Church of the Redeemer is located on South Palm Avenue. Photo by Norman Schimmel MIDDAY ORGAN RECITALS TO BE PRESENTED AT REDEEMER The Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave. in downtown Sarasota, will begin its annual offering of midday Advent organ recitals on Wednesday, Dec. 5, with guest organist Neil Page, music minister of St. Boniface Episcopal Church on Siesta Key. The recitals begin shortly after noon, at 12:10 p.m., and end promptly at 12:40 p.m., the church has announced. is invited to come, "perhaps first enjoying a brown bag lunch on one of the several benches throughout the gardens and verandah, and then listening to the music of the Advent season," the release adds. 
 Following Page's recital on Dec. 5, Faith Lutheran Church organist Michael Stuart will perform on Dec. 12. The final recital will be presented on Dec. 19, featuring Redeemer's own organist/choirmaster, Ann Stephenson-Moe, who will be joined in the performance by Daniel Mendelow, the former principal trumpet for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

 "Each Wednesday throughout Advent, guest organists and musicians perform a 30-minute organ recital on Redeemer's massive 50-stop Nichols & Simpson pipe organ, providing a brief but welcome weekday respite during the hectic holiday season," a church news release says. The recitals are free, with offerings For more information, visit www.redeemaccepted. Every member of the community ersarasota.org or call 955-4263 %

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