Brenda Portman will be the featured artist for the 2012 Ginx Peck Memorial Concert will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, October 7, 2012 in the Oxford United Methodist Church Sanctuary Building, 14 North Poplar Street, Oxford, OH 45056 (513-523-5115).
||The Ginx Peck Memorial Concert Series was established in 2005 by Lyman Peck, to honor his beloved Ginx, who was the long-time organist for the Oxford United Methodist Church and assistant director of the Miami University Performing Arts Series. She lent her inimitable warmth and wisdom to both endeavors for many years. Join us in paying tribute to this remarkable woman.
The 2012 performer for the Ginx Peck Memorial Concert will be Brenda Portman.
Brenda Portman is a multiple award-winning concert artist who serves as the Resident Organist at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church in Cincinnati, where she plays the 88 rank Casavant organ, accompanies the Wesley Choir and Cathedral Choir and serves as Executive Director of the church's renowned Organ Concert Series.
She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Wheaton College and a Master's Degree in Church Music and Organ Performance from Northwestern University. She has studied with John Behnke, Edward Zimmerman, Douglas Cleveland, and Marilyn Mason. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband Patrick, four year old son Micah and two foster children.
There will be a reception immediately following the concert.
The first concert, held in 2005, showcased the newly refurbished OUMC sanctuary organ and featured works by Saint-Saens, Elgar, and Bach played by David Petit, Cincinnati organist. The 2006 concert featured organist Ron Matson of Richmond, Indiana. The 2007 concert featured acclaimed Oxford organist Frank Jordan and was included in the Miami University Performing Arts Series for the first time. The 2008 concert featured Yun Kyong Kim, who immigrated from Korea in 1984 and has received undergraduate and graduate degrees in organ from the University of Washington and Indiana University. She placed third in the 2000 AGO National Competition and is currently the organist/choirmaster for Christ Episcopal Church in Dayton, Ohio. The 2009 Gynx Peck Concert was performed by Gary Tyler, former organist and choir director at the Oxford United Methodist Church. The 2010 performer was Alexander Negrin.