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Noontime Lenten Organ Recital March 14 at First Congregational Church, West Dundee

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      First Congregational Church, West Dundee

Phyllis A. Lange-Connelly Memorial Lenten Recital

Wonderful music, Lenten reflection, and interfaith fellowship are all hallmarks of the Phyllis A. Lange-Connelly Memorial Lenten Recital series. Eleven area churches sponsor these recitals. Everyone is invited to listen, reflect, and enjoy music presented by outstanding musicians. Twenty years ago, Phyllis Connelly, a talented and dedicated Elgin area organist, conceived of a time when Christians of all denominations would join together to reflect and celebrate Lent and Holy Week. Though she passed away last year, her dream lives on in the 19th annual Lenten Recital Series and Palm Sunday Interfaith Festival. Eleven area churches sponsor these recitals, attended by more than 800 people annually.

The program will be followed by a time of fellowship and a chance to meet Emily. Admission is free but donations are accepted to help defray costs.

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Emily Woock is the Director of Parish Music at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elmhurst Illinois where she serves as organist, directs the handbell, adult, and children's choirs, and directs the First Steps in Music program. She holds a bachelor of arts in church music and education from Concordia University Chicago and a Master of Sacred Music from the University of Notre Dame. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Music Education from Anderson University. She has studied organ with Steven Wente, Craig Cramer, and John Chappell Stowe. Emily is from Elgin and also teaches organ St. John Lutheran Church where her father serves as Director of Music

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