Friends of the Stone Church sponsor regular concerts, many using the 1874 Johnson & Son organ in the tradition started by Donald Boothman, FOSC founding Director and producer of “FOGO” organ concerts from 1990-2011.
Music Webcasts Online:
“Let Joy Resound!” Highlights of the April 2016 concerts celebrating historic New England organs and re-opening the Stone Church View Concert
Jonathan Wessler, Performing on the 1874 Wm. Johnson organ View Concert
“Silents are Golden,” Peter Krasinski accompanies the 1924 silent film “Peter Pan,” the first film version of James Barrie’s famous play
View Concert or search YouTube for FOSC Peter Pan.
Sponsored by Country Bank, with additional funding from the Local Cultural Councils of Barre, Hardwick-New Braintree and Oakham, local agencies funded by the Mass Cultural Council, a stage agency; and with direct support from the Mass Cultural Council.
“Romantic Music of Europe and America by Maria Ferrante and Ivan Gusev” This concert features vocal and solo piano works of Schubert, Chopin, Gottschalk, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin and Puccini. Link
“Back to the Future with Wesley Hall”
Organist Wesley Hall performs the Donald Boothman Memorial Concert in October, 2021 Link
This production has been supported, in part, by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, and by grants from the local cultural councils of Barre, Hardwick-New Braintree, North Brookfield, Oakham, and Petersham, local agencies supported by the Mass Cultural Council.
Worcester Organists Spotlight the Stone Church
Wesley Hall and Curtis Smith, members of the American Guild of Organists, Worcester Chapter, visited Gilbertville in December of 2020 to produce a documentary about the Johnson & Son organ at the Stone Church. https://youtu.be/37MwAoIU8No
“Silents are Golden,” Peter Krasinski accompanies the silent film “IT,” the comedy that made actress Clara Bow famous. View Concert