Rodney Barbour will play the dedication concert on the new Rodgers 588 three manual organ with MIDI and antiphonal installed at Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Rehoboth Beach, D.
Date: October 26th, 2012
Time: 7 PM
7 Bay Vista Road
Rehoboth Beach DE 19971
Contact: Al Murrell @
or 443.812.5999 (mobile).
Rodney L. Barbour, native of Huntington,
West Virginia, is an accomplished performer on keyboard and low brass
instruments. He holds the Bachelor
of Arts Degree in Music Education and Organ Performance from Marshall
University and the Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance
from the University of Cincinnati.
Additional studies include:
the completion of all Doctoral course work and recitals for the organ
performance degree from the University of Cincinnati; studies in worship, organ
performance and children’s music at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; and
study at the Creative Education Foundation at the State University of New York
performance career has taken many directions. From early performances in dance bands, the Holiday on Ice Orchestra and the Ringling Brothers-Barnum and Bailey
Circus Band, Rodney developed as a featured entertainer for 10 years on the
Mighty Wurlitzer Organ (4 manual, 33 rank) at the Springdale Music Palace in Cincinnati. Rodney held the position of Official Organist of the Cincinnati Reds at Riverfront Stadium from
1987-1998. As a worship leader,
Rodney has directed adult and children’s vocal choirs, handbells and
instrumental ensembles, written liturgy for worship to performing solo organ
concerts, hymn festivals and accompanied choral and oratorio performances. Professionally, Rodney has served as Dean of the Cincinnati Chapter of the
American Guild of Organists. In
the Music Industry, Rodney Barbour held the position of Manager of Dealer Support Services for Church Organ Systems/Baldwin
Piano and Organ Company 1993-1996 and Regional
Manager/Product Specialist for Rodgers Instruments 1996-2005. Rodney’s performance experience in
orchestras, bands, choirs and accompaniment of instrumentalists and vocalists
in a wide genre of styles, combine to give him a unique understanding for midi
and orchestral performance techniques at the organ.
During his career, Rodney
has presented solo concerts, workshops and hymn festivals in 42 states, all
provinces of Canada, Puerto Rico, and England. Rodney was honored to be a presenter at both the
2000 and 2004 National Conventions of the American Guild of Organists on the
topic of “MIDI and Orchestral Use of the Organ in Worship.” He has several
publications, the latest being: Wedding
Processionals and Recessionals, a collection of music orchestrated for
Organ and Orchestral MIDI Sounds accompanied by a performance CD published by
Concordia. In addition, Rodney is
currently featured on 11 CD recordings available from the performer.
Current activities of
Rodney Barbour include travel as Concert
Organist, worship leader, educator and consultant in the field of church
music. Rodney holds the position
of Director of Worship and Arts at
Crestview Presbyterian Church, West Chester, Ohio.