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.

Scroll down to see the line-up of performers for the 2021-2022 Concert Season!

The Grace Church Organ Project

In October 2021, the Vestry of Grace Church formally announced the public launch of The Organ Project – A Plan for Restoration, Renovation, and Expansion of the organs at Grace Church. To learn more about this exciting endeavor, please click here or use the navigation tabs above under “Music”. 

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 vedwards@gracechurchprovidence.org

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: 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
Interim Director of Music, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Covina, CA

March 24: Peter Krasinski, Organ
House Organist, Providence Performing Arts Centre

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

April 7: Theodore Cheng, Organ
Graduate Student in Organ Performance, Yale University, New Haven, CT

April 21: Janet Yieh, Organ
Director of Music, The Church of the Heavenly Rest, New York City

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

May 5: Samantha Scheff, Organ
Director of Music, Grace Episcopal Church, Alexandria, VA

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: Agita Arista, Flute
Freelance Musician and Educator, Boston, MA

June 2: Vincent Edwards & David Heinze, Organ
Grace Church in Providence, RI