According to an old program printed by the Warwick Advertiser Printing Establishment, a grand organ concert took place….(more)

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“Warwick in History” – According to an old program printed by the Warwick Advertiser Printing Establishment, a grand organ concert took place in the Reformed Church of Warwick on Friday evening, September 23, 1870.

The doors opened at seven-thirty with the concert commencing at eight o’clock. Those featured were: Mr. William Price of New York City, the builder and organist; Mr. F.G. Neibuhr, organist of the Reformed Church, 48th Street and Fifth Avenue of New York City, the accompanist; and Mr. R.A. Wheat of Warwick, the conductor.

Organ selections, a chorus with quartette, trio, and some solo parts made up the program which consisted partly of religious music.

This was an important cultural opportunity for the people of Warwick 143 years ago