Special organ concert planned at Greenwood UMC

The local community has the chance to hear beloved songs and Broadway classics in an entirely new way during a special concert hosted by Greenwood United Methodist Church.

Theater organist Justin Stahl and Eric Scott Kincaid, a veteran Broadway performer, will join up for “A Theater-Organ Grab Bag.” The concert will be at 4 p.m. July 9 at the church, 525 N. Madison St.

Stahl, a native of Beech Grove, mostly self-taught himself how to play the piano and organ. He has accompanied several choral departments, directed church music, played for community theatre, and served for nearly twenty years in the Indiana Army National Guard’s 38th Infantry Division Band.

Most recently, Stahl performed in 10 shows of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s annual Yuletide Celebration, playing on the 3/24 Wurlitzer organ installed at the Hilbert Circle Theatre.

For this show, he’ll be performing on the 4-manual, 56-channel Hauptwerk Virtual Pipe Organ installed at Greenwood United Methodist Church in 2019. The organ has generated significant interest from music lovers around the world, thanks to its ability to play literally all organ repertoire, as well as its authentic detail.

Stahl will be joined by Kincaid, who grew up in Greenwood before moving to Chicago to train as a dancer. He has performed in new dance works created at the historic Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Lee, Massachusetts, and was a guest performer and teacher for Rosie O’Donnell’s Broadway Kids — a program designed for New York City Public Schools.

​On Broadway and in theaters around the country, Kincaid has performed in everything from “CATS” to “Newsies” to “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

The concert is free and open to everyone. Any donations received will go to the music ministry and Greenwood United Methodist Church to continue to its mission to bring music and arts to the Greenwood community.

For more information,go to greenwoodumc.org/concert-series