Nov. 6—IRONTON — Huntington native Rodney Barbour, a Cincinnati-based concert organist, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church of Ironton as part of the Ironton Council for the Arts.
The program will feature a salute to veterans with the performance of the five service songs, along with selections for classical organ.
Barbour also is director of worship and arts at Crestview Presbyterian Church in West Chester, Ohio, where he conducts a 45-voice Chancel Choir, Handbell Choir, Worship Band, Brass Choir and plays pipe and digital organs, grand piano, keyboard, Hammon B-3 organ and accordion.
Also a trombone player, he has published articles in several national music periodicals and has contributed to three published organ music collections.
A Vinson High School graduate, Barbour attended earned a bachelor of music education degree in organ and trombone and a master of music in organ performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He has pursued doctoral studies there and at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. He has taught masterclasses nationally at conventions and has published several articles in national music periodicals and has contributed to three published organ music collections.
Barbour recently recorded five CDs on Verdin and Content Organs for the Verdin Company Organ Division in Cincinnati, where he maintains a consulting relationship.
Admission is $15; season tickets to all six concerts are $40 and tickets may be purchased at the door. All veterans will be admitted for $10 in honor of their service. Students of all ages and children are admitted free.