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AIA Welcomes Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music

The Arts in Action team at Divinity Lutheran Church proudly announces their partnership with Baldwin Wallace University’s Conservatory of Music. The partnership formed meets the commitment of both organizations to increase their community outreach. Faculty and students will perform in recitals and concerts in the church’s sanctuary. In the program’s inaugural year there will be three concerts. The first will be on October 26 and feature the conservatory’s faculty member Professor Mary Dobrea-Grindahl. The remaining two concert dates are February 22, 2015 and April 12, 2015. All three concerts will be at 3:00 p.m. The BW Conservatory concerts will be ticketed, and will benefit Arts in Action, the Conservatory and the Arts in Action Scholarship Fund.

In addition to the Conservatory’s concerts, there will be two additional concerts presented by the Arts in Action team. The first will be on Saturday, December 13, at 7:00 p.m. and feature the Celebration Ringers of Strongsville, OH. The second will be on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 3:00 p.m., featuring organist Gail Archer from Columbia University. These two concerts will be free and open to the public.

Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time

Sunday, April 27 at 4:00 PM in the Sanctuary

In addition to our regular programs, Arts in Action is proud to announce that we will be working in collaboration with the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory to present an artist series featuring the faculty and students. We are hoping to begin this fall with the additional programming. As a trial program, the Conservatory will present their chamber ensemble playing Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time on April 27 at 4:00 PM. This event is an afternoon concert which will present some of the top talent at the Conservatory and a preliminary view of the type of talent to be presented in the fall.

We are proud to be a part of the Conservatory’s programming and look forward to a long relationship. With this new endeavor the Arts in Action team would like to invite the general public to hear the chamber group in its first appearance here. This new programming will further our outreach in the Northeastern Ohio area.

Organist Dan Miller to perform at Divinity Lutheran

Dan Miller

Sunday, March 16 at 3:00 PM in the Sanctuary

Keep your calendars open for Sunday, March 16!  The Arts in Action team will be presenting Mr. Dan Miller, organist, composer and arranger in concert on our organ at Divinity.  This concert is free and open to the public.  A reception will follow to meet the artist.

In considering the scope of Dan Miller’s gifted career, one finds it embraces the entire gamut of musical artistry. He is internationally renowned as a pianist, organist, harpsichordist and keyboardist, and has a fascination with computer music technology. He has taught music, conducted choral groups and orchestras, led and facilitated worship in many different settings, and managed large concert productions and music conferences. He is also respected as an innovative leader in handbells. A professional member of ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers), Mr. Miller is well-known for his composing and arranging, and has several published works with Morningstar Music, Hinshaw Music, FitzSimons, Belcanto Press and He has been seen and heard live in concert and through recordings on radio, television, and the internet. He has been the featured solo organist with several symphony orchestras. He is a former Dean of the Ft. Lauderdale chapter of The American Guild of Organists, and has served the Portland chapter AGO as Membership Coordinator. He continues to enjoy his work as consultant and advisor in designing heroic grand organs of world-class significance and preeminence. Since 1999 Mr. Miller holds the distinguished position of Product Manager at Rodgers Instruments Corporation, one of the world’s leading organ builders, in Hillsboro, Oregon.


The Celebration Ringers Present 2nd Annual Christmas Concert

Saturday, December 14 at 7:30PM in the Sanctuary
Freewill Offering

On Saturday, December 14 at 7:30PM the Celebration Ringers will return for their second Christmas handbell concert at Divinity.  A reception will follow in the parlor.

The Celebration Ringers is a community handbell choir from Strongsville, with 16 members ringing 5 1/2 octaves of Malmark handbells and a full 7 octave set of handchimes.

Michael Reardon Presents the Book of Revelation

Michael Reardon

Saturday, September 28 at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary

You are invited to a spectacular and dramatic presentation of scripture, light, and movement when Michael Reardon and Patrick Lane bring The Book of Revelation to our community. This is a profoundly moving and totally captivating work of faith, making the Scripture come alive in a fresh way, with music, lighting, and costuming, proclaimed in the oral tradition of the early church. Michael and Patrick have traveled around the world with this prayerful and powerful ministry of proclamation.