The Friends of Music Concert Series, an outreach program of First Congregational Church of Camden, will welcome pianist Sean Fleming and bassist Chuck McGregor to the church sanctuary for a concert titled Ragtime and Rarities Sunday, Oct. 9, at 4 p.m. at the church, 55 Elm St./Route 1.

The program promises an uplifting concert collection of novelty piano, ragtime, early jazz, and stride piano pieces, featuring well-known and rarely-played compositions by “Zez” Confrey, George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, Joseph F. Lamb, “Jelly Roll” Morton, “Fats” Waller and more.

A reception will follow the concert in the church’s Pilgrim Room with light refreshments and an opportunity to meet and discuss the music with the musicians. As always, each Friends of Music concert is free and open to the public, although donations to sustain the program are cheerfully accepted at the door. For more information, call 236-4821.

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