Thursdays at Noon Concert Series

Every Thursday at 12 Noon from September through May (excluding Thanksgiving, the month of January, and the Thursday during Holy Week), Grace Church offers a series of short, 30 minute concerts for the benefit of the downtown Providence community and any visitors that stop by. These programs are informal and feature organ, vocal or instrumental music by our resident musicians as well as guests from around the country. There is a free-will offering to help defray the costs of the series. Feel free to stay for a portion or the entire concert as your schedule allows. Upcoming concerts are posted in the church calendar at the bottom of the website as well as on the Grace Church Facebook page.

‘In-Person’ Attendance Policy
Thursdays at Noon Concerts has returned to our previous ‘in-person’ format, in addition to live-streaming and recording the programs. Precautions and procedures that following current CDC guidelines, such as mandatory mask-wearing and social-distancing, will be in place to ensure the safety of all. 
Please note, if you are not able to attend in person, or prefer not to yet, we will still be live-streaming most concerts going forward. The recordings of the live-streamed concerts will also be made available in the usual places (lower on this webpage, on FacebookYouTube, and Vimeo).  A link will be sent out via email and posted on the Church Facebook page. To subscribe your email to the music mailing list, please contact Vince Edwards at

All concerts are recorded and made available via Vimeo, YouTube, and Facebook.

See below for videos of past concerts.

2021-2022 Concert Season

September 16: Vince Edwards, Organ
Organist & Director of Music, Grace Church in Providence, RI

September 23: David Heinze, Organ
Associate Director of Music, Grace Church in Providence, RI

September 30: Cheryl Bishkoff, Oboe
Principal Oboe of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra

October 7: Vaughn Mauren, Organ
Interim Director of Music and Organist, Christ Church Bronxville, NY

October 14: Rod Luther, Piano
Jazz, Pop, and Musical Freelance Pianist, Providence, RI

October 21: Joseph Russell, Organ
Organist & Associate Director of Music, First Methodist Church, Athens, GA

October 28: Patrick Aiken, Organ
Organist & Choirmaster, Central Congregational Church, Providence, RI

November 4: Michael Bahmann, Harpsichord
Co-Director of Music, Trinity Church, Newport, RI

November 11: Nigel Potts, Organ
Director of Music, Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA

November 18: Steven Young, Organ
Professor of Music, Bridgewater State University, MA

December 2: Bennett Parsons, Saxophone
Boston, MA

December 9: Jordan Prescott, Organ
Organist & Choirmaster, Grace and St. Peter’s Church, Baltimore, MD

December 16: Juan Carlos Rios, Piano
Director of Music, Church of the Redeemer, Providence, RI

February 3: Manuel Piazza, Organ
Senior Organ Scholar, Trinity Church on the Green, New Haven, CT

February 10: Andrew Sheranian, Organ
Organist & Master of the Choristers, Parish of All Saints, Ashmont, MA

February 17: Jason Roberts, Organ
Director of Music, Church of the Blessed Sacrament, New York City

February 24: Sarah Crikkett Young, Oboe
Freelance Musician and Educator, Providence, RI

March 3: The Rev. Benjamin Straley, Organ
Rector, St. Stephen’s Church, Providence, RI

March 10: Peter Stoltzfus Berton, Organ
Director of Music, Church of St. John the Evangelist, Newport, RI

March 17: Garrett Law, Organ
Freelance Organist, Los Angeles, CA

March 24: Agita Arista, Flute
Freelance Musician & Educator, Boston, MA

March 31: Joseph Ripka, Organ
Canon for Music, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Oklahoma City, OK

April 7: Clara Gerdes, Organ
Director of Music, Most Holy Redeemer & Nativity Parish, New York City

April 21: Janet Yieh, Organ
Associate Organist, Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York City

April 28: Frederick Jodry, Piano & Kelly Jeppesen, Violin

May 5: Samantha Scheff, Organ
Assistant Organist, St. John’s Church Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C.

May 12: Joshua Boyd, Organ
Organist, St. Rita’s Parish, Dallas, TX

May 19: Carolyn Craig, Organ
Organ Scholar, Christ Church, New Haven, CT

May 26: Vince Edwards & David Heinze, Organ
Grace Church in Providence, RI