Tony Monaco and Rhonda Edgington will present an organ concert titled “Tony and Rhonda Go to Church” on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
With Tony Monaco on the Hammond B3 and Rhonda Edgington on the Casavant Frères (Casavant Brothers) pipe organ, this concert will feature pipe organ music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Marcel Dupre, Willian Bolcom, Ad Wammes, Henry Martin and Johannes Matthias Michael.
Monaco, who became an artist-in-residence at Hope in 2014, released his first CD, the critically acclaimed “Burnin’ Grooves,” in 2000, with eight international releases and many tours around the globe following in the years since. In 2007, he celebrated his 40th year as a musician and appeared on the cover of Keyboard Magazine. Monaco’s new albums include “New Adventures” and “Groove: Blue.”
Edgington is an active concert organist, church musician and chamber musician out of the West Michigan area. A supporter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), she was dean of the student chapter while pursuing her master’s at Indiana University. Later, she served on the Chicago AGO board, while also working with the 2006 Convention Planning Committee. She also serves as organist and assistant music director at Hope Church in Holland and as an accompanist for the Hope College Department of Music. Her newest released CD is titled “Subtlety and Sparkle,” which was recorded on the Wahl Organ at Augustana Lutheran Church in Chicago, Illinois, with a variety of pieces.
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.