Our Concert in the Sanctuary series offers a variety of quality programs and concerts throughout the year that are wholesome in nature and compliment Christian values taught by the Church. The proceeds from concerts go to the upkeep of our historic sanctuary and the mission and ministries of MUMC.
December 10, 2017 - Organist, Ed Alstrom
Ed Alstrom, the weekend organist at Yankee Stadium, will return to the Wesley Stage by popular demand on December 10, 2017. Ed was on our stage in February 2016 and was a roaring success. We learned why his organ concerts have been called “The Mighty Organ”. He plays a romping-stomping brand of music and he gets all kinds of engaging sounds out of the organ. He calls himself a throwback to an earlier era: the 1940s – 1960’s, and he loves to go back and get the old sounds, sounds people love to hear but sounds few people get to hear now. The theme for his concert in December will be the Christmas holidays and he will be featuring popular sacred and secular Christmas music.
Ed is a Paterson native and has a bachelor’s degree in classical organ performance from Westminster Choir College in Princeton. For many years, he has been at the mighty Hammond Organ at Yankee Stadium where he plays for weekend games. His performances are an engaging mix of entertainment and education that keep audiences listening to every word and note.
Come hear what Ed gets out of the great Allen Organ on the Wesley Stage, and stay for the light meal after the concert.
Tickets can also be purchased in-person at:
5711 Berkshire Valley Rd
Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
February 11, 2018 - Jefferson Jazz
Led by Oak Ridge resident, Tom Kieren, the Jefferson Jazz ensemble will perform a series of memorable jazz-swing songs from the 40s through the 60s, as well as a selection of traditional Christmas tunes. With notable musicians from the Jefferson and neighboring areas, the ensemble, under trumpeter Kieren, will perform tunes from early era composers and jazz-swing musicians such as Mercer, Porter, Kenton, Bernstein, James, Cole, and Sinatra.
If you are looking for other concerts in our community there is Camp Jefferson Amphitheatre Summer Concert Highlights Series -