Old First Church Musicale
Old First Church of Bennington continues its series of public musical presentations on Sunday afternoon, September 29, at 4, as organist Charles Olegar and Old First’s choir present an hour of choral and organ masterpieces interspersed with congregational psalm reading, led by Old First’s minister, Dr. Kenneth Clarke, and several hymns. Musical highlights include J.S. Bach’s monumental Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor for organ, along with English choral music from the early twentieth century by Edward Bairstow and Charles Waters. The event is open to all without charge; free will donations are encouraged.
Noted for its outstanding beauty as an example of Colonial architecture, along with its historic role as the community meeting house, Old First Church also possesses exceptionally fine acoustics, providing an ideal setting for classical music.
Old First Church is located at 60 Monument Avenue and Main Street in Old Bennington, Vt., on the Public Green and adjacent to Old Bennington’s