FARMINGTON – The Old South Church UCC, Main Street, will host an organ recital by organist/pianist Patricia Hayden at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. The event will benefit the kitchen remodeling project.

Hayden has chosen selections for the organ of a more traditional nature for the first half, then will celebrate the holiday season during the second part of the program. Donations, suggested $10, will be taken at the door. There will be an intermission with refreshments for a donation offered by the Kitchen Remodeling Committee.

Hayden has served as the full-time organist for Old South Congregational Church since 1992. She has also served in the past as organist for churches in Portland and Westbrook and the Trinity Methodist Church in Farmington.

In addition to her church duties, Hayden is a busy piano accompanist. Before moving to Farmington from Portland in 1982, she was the accompanist for the Portland Community Chorus, Portland Players Theater, Lyric Theater and Co-Opera Society of Maine.

As a member of the Rossini, MacDowell and Marston-Kotschmar federated music organizations, Hayden was in demand as an accompanist. She also accompanied the senior and graduate recitals at the University of Southern Maine.

Hayden resides in Farmington with her husband, Joel Hayden. She is pianist/organist for the University of Maine at Farmington Community Chorus, a position she has held since the fall of 1981; the Syncopations of Mount Blue High School; SAD 9 choruses of Mt Blue High School and Cascade Brook School; and the Emery String Program.

Hayden has also been active in accompanying area soloists, the Celebration Chorale, the Continental Harmony Chorus, the UMF Theater, Sandy River Players and the Rangeley Friends of the Arts summer concert series.

For more information, contact the church office at 778-0424.


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