ORGAN SPOOKTACULAR: THE MASQUERADE BALL SET FOR OCTOBER 20
Arts on the Square presents a rousing Halloween treat Organ Spooktacular: Masquerade Ball on Friday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m. here at Market Square Church. This popular event is a mixture of spooky and fun organ music on Harrisburg's newest pipe organ, a mystery tale, comedy, drama, and dancing.
“This year, we’re asking everyone to dress for a masquerade ball or wear an eye mask and join in the fun,” says Tyler Canonico, Arts on the Square artistic director and organist for the event. “There will be music just for the organ, like Bach’s famous ‘Toccata in D minor,’ a jig, and a waltz. A perhaps a few surprises!” he adds.
In addition to the sounds of the mighty pipe organ from Canonico and organ scholar Ethan Draper, the program includes dances by students of The Studio in Enola; songs by Jordan Markham, baritone; storytelling by Harrisburg actress Laura Edinger; and musical numbers by The Market Square Singers.
Parking is provided by the church in the public Market Square Garage on Second Street, adjacent to the church. Enter the church directly from the first level of the garage or use the Events Entrance on Second Street. The church is fully accessible.
Seating is limited, so early reservations are suggested. Tickets are $25 in advance for general admission; $30 at the door; and $10 for students and are available by using the REGISTER NOW link above.
Arts on the Square is a series of musical and visual arts presented by local, national, and international performers and artists in the preeminent venue of historic Market Square Church (1860).
Our 2023-2024 season includes masterworks for both vocal and instrumental groups and solo performers. Organ Spooktacular returns with an elegant Masquerade Ball theme. The J. Nedra Schilling Organ responds to the able touch of famous American concert organist David Hurd of New York City. The Christmas holiday is celebrated by choir, orchestra, and organ in Carols by Candlelight. African American spirituals are interpreted by Jonathan Walker-Kuren, singer of opera and stage and educator. The Furman Singers, the university’s flagship choir, has—since 1946—captivated audiences with diverse repertoire that spans centuries. The Market Square Church Sanctuary Choir and orchestra present two contrasting Lenten works that tell the story of a journey from darkness to light. Brass players and the J. Nedra Schilling Organ (2021) close the season with exuberant sounds of celebration.
In addition, the recently enhanced acoustic ambiance of the room has been acclaimed as ideal for both music and the spoken word.
Historic Geneva Hall (1882) is home to the Arts on the Square Gallery, where congregational, local, and regional artists display their works. Each two-month exhibit, October through June, is opened with an artists’ reception, allowing you to meet and speak with the artists.
This year the Arts on the Square Gallery presents fabric art and watercolors by notable local artists and members of our own Korean Congregation. Please join us for the opening receptions! See https://www.marketsquarechurch.org/mspc-art-gallery for details.
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