Nativity Lutheran Church, 169 Old County Road, will be host to a concert of sacred music Sunday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. featuring internationally acclaimed organist Mark Thallander.

Other featured performers include Glenda Winkle-Morrow and Kathleen Haley, pianists; and Nativity Church musical director Charles Brown, organ. In addition, a festival chorus under the direction of Wendell Purrington will perform. All are welcome to take part in this celebration in song.

Thallander is a freelance performer, author and educator, best known as being the music director of the Crystal Cathedral television broadcasts who lost an arm in a Maine car accident. Since that time, he has devoted his career to performing services of thanksgiving all around the country from his home base of Southern California. His performances can be viewed on YouTube; for more information, visit

Winkle-Morrow has been associated with Thallander at many of his foundation events and is currently Professor Emeritus of Piano at Central Bible College in Springfield, Mo. She holds a master’s degree in piano performance from Northwestern and is active in Orff-based education. Haley is music director at Court Street Baptist Church in Auburn. Brown has served Nativity Lutheran as music director for three years; call 799-0491 for more information or to sing in the chorus.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or