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. You can hear them on YouTube. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to comment and share these remarkable performances with friends.
Michael Poll, guitar and Emi Ferguson, flutes present “The Court, the Palace, the Ocean, the Trees”
Performed in concert at the Stone Church Cultural Center, Gilbertville, MA on April 10, 2022, this program contains a mini-suite of works by J.S. Bach and Domenico Scarlatti arranged by the artists. View concert
Excerpts from Mackenzie Melemed in Concert April 2, 2023 (Click the links below for each video)
Partita No. 1 in B-Flat, BWV 825 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Preludes Op. 16 by Alexander Scriabin
Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius (composition and piano arrangement)
“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.
“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. View Concert
For greater enjoyment, download the Lyrics for Ms. Ferrante’s songs and the Concert Program.
“Back to the Future with Wesley Hall”
Organist Wesley Hall performs the Donald Boothman Memorial Concert in October, 2021 View Concert
“Silents are Golden,” Peter Krasinski accompanies the silent film “IT,” the comedy that made actress Clara Bow famous. View Concert
1924 Boothman Steinway, a gift from Kaye Boothman in 2022.
“A New Program” with Maria Ferrante and Ivan Gusev features moving and delightful vocal works by Charles Ives, Duke Ellington, and Ralph Vaughn Williams; a virtuosic and meaty solo piano performance of Schubert’s Opus 90 Impromptus; and an organ “Fantasia” by early English composer Thomas Morley. View concert.
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. View Video