Special Musical Events 2017 

Soles for Songs

Soles for Songs Shoe Drive, March 1, 2018 – April 30, 2018

The Redeemer Choirs are conducting a shoe drive and need your help! We’re raising money by collecting gently worn, used and new shoes to support our 2018 Music and Mission Tour to Croatia and Slovenia. We’ve partnered with Funds2Orgs, the leading shoe drive fundraising company in the country, and the shoes we collect will be shipped to small business owners (micro-entrepreneurs) in developing nations around the world. The Redeemer Choirs will receive a stipend for the collected shoes.

What we need you to do is bring us your old (but still useful) shoes! Donation boxes will soon appear around the Parish House to collect donated shoes. You can also turn in shoes to any choir member (adult or child). Some things to keep in mind…we can’t use damaged or worn out shoes. There has to be some life left in them. If the sole is worn out or coming off a shoe, we can’t use it. If the soles are melted or distorted, the shoes won’t be accepted by Funds2Orgs. Rule of thumb, would you give them to a needy friend? We will collect all types of footwear - house shoes/slippers, flip flops, sandals, cleats, sneakers, dress shoes, boots, snow boots, etc. The only things we aren't collecting are roller skates/blades and ice skates.

We also need your help getting out the word about our Soles for Songs Shoe Drive. Please let your friends, family and co-workers know about the drive.  Contact Susan Van Allen if you have any suggestions about businesses and schools we should contact for collection box placement. We will also pick up shoes from other locations as requested.

The Redeemer Annual Garden Party
Garden Party

Sunday, May 20, 4pm at Appleford

The Garden Party is a time for parishioners and friends to come together in a beautiful setting to celebrate the arrival of spring, experience the vibrancy of The Redeemer, and support one of the major ministries at The Redeemer. Along with the colors and rolling landscape of the Appleford Estate, garden party goers can savor craftily catered foods, hear the choirs and soloists perform throughout the evening and bid on our excellent silent auction items!

Click here to register for the Garden Party.

Make a Music & Mission Trip Payment Online

You can make your payments online using VISA or MasterCard
or direct payments from your bank account.
You’ll need your login or to create a login. From here you can log in, or create a user name and password if you don’t already have one. Under the drop down menu that reads “Select a fund”…select “tour payment” and proceed from there and follow the directions to complete your payment.

 

Button-Make-a-Payment-for-Tour


 

Meet Our New Organ Scholar

Adrian Binkley

The Michael Stairs Organ Scholar, named in honor of Michael Stairs, and in recognition of his history as a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, will be a position at The Redeemer intended for an undergraduate organ major at Curtis. The position will enable the student to receive practical and immersive experience in a parish church setting. This is something that not many organ students receive as part of their regular scholastic training. The organ scholar will accompany rehearsals, learn to work with children and adults of varying abilities and gifts, and will share in the service-playing responsibilities. Along with programmatic training and schedule logistics, these practical experiences will prepare the organ student to enter into a parish music program with a deeper understanding and greater sensibility as they begin their professional career. We have chosen our organ scholar for the next season, and would very much like to introduce you to him:

Adrian Binkley is a first-year student at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, PA, and is an alumnus of the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan. He graduated with honors and received both a Fine Arts Award in Organ and one of two Presidential Young Scholar Awards in academics. At Interlochen he studied organ with Tom Bara, Organ Instructor and Assistant Director of Music at Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp.

At Curtis, he studies organ with Alan Morrison, the Haas Charitable Trust Chair in Organ Studies, and piano with Dr. Yu Xi Wang. While at home in Madison, Wisconsin, Adrian studies organ with Samuel Hutchison, Principal Organist for the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and he studies piano with Bill Lutes.

Adrian has received academic and musical merit scholarships and has performed in concerts at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, Wisconsin, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, Field Concert Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music, the Wanamaker Organ in Philadelphia, Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and more. His performances have also been broadcast on Wisconsin Public Radio and Philadelphia Public Radio. While not playing organ or piano, Adrian enjoys researching history, studying mathematics and programming, reading, and running. In August of 2017 Adrian will being serving as the first Michael Stairs Organ Scholar at Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr, PA.