Robert Reilly - Raleigh NC Organist

Front Street UMC, Burlington, Opus 4

8 A.M. Warm-up & Wake-up!

Sunday, August 5 marked my 4th opportunity to serve as Guest Organist & Choirmaster & Pianist at Front Street United Methodist Church in Burlington, NC. I’m grateful to the church’s resident Organist & Choirmaster, David Ratchford, for another opportunity to perform with his wonderful choir and participate in worship with this warm and welcoming congregation. Front Street UMC is really beginning to feel like home.

This Sunday provided another occasion to conduct and accompany the choir from the organ console for the Anthem Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether by Harold Friedell, and to accompany tenor soloist Davis Kelton on the piano. Mr. Kelton proved to be an extremely talented musician and an amazingly quick study. Due to an email glitch, he had only received the first page of the solo in advance, yet learned the entire piece at 8:15 A.M. and sang it beautifully at both services- very impressive!

Thank you to everyone at Front Street UMC for the opportunity to worship and make music with you this summer, and for always making me feel so welcomed.

I did not have my photographer, Julie with me on this trip, but here are some photos from some of the other Sundays:

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