SEARSPORT — The First Congregational Church of Searsport, 8 Church Road, is happy to current famous organist Sean Fleming, in live performance on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 3 p.m. That is the sixth live performance within the 2023 sequence and is certain to please everybody! The live performance will embrace classics and favorites performed on the church buildings’ 1906 EW Lane tracker motion pipe organ.
Fleming is an in-demand keyboard artist, accompanist, and arranger. He performs usually with the Bowdoin Refrain, Down East Singers, Lincoln Academy Lincolnaires, Lincoln Pageant Refrain, Midcoast Group Refrain, St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, Sheepscot Valley Refrain, and Tapestry Singers. He performs usually along with his two bands, the Sean Fleming Ragtime Band, and the Sean Fleming Dixieland Band. He’s on the roster of the Amethyst Chamber Ensemble, and is a member of the Maine Mates of Music chamber ensemble. He’s a member of the newly-formed skilled vocal ensemble, Butterscotch Sock Hop. He was lately the music director for the Hearts Ever Younger troupe. He usually accompanies many highschool and junior excessive festivals. He has labored with Ann Arbor Camerata, Bowdoin Chamber Choir, Bowdoin Summer time Music Pageant Refrain, Coastal Chorale, Colby Faculty Chorale, Maine Professional Musica, Oratorio Chorale, Renaissance Voices, College of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society, College of Southern Maine Chorale, College of Southern Maine Chamber Singers, and Vox Nova Chamber Choir.
Fleming has directed or accompanied over eighty musical theater productions nationwide. He has served because the music director, orchestra conductor, and accompanist for Heartwood Regional Theater Firm‘s productions of “Massive River,” “Into the Woods,” “Man of La Mancha,” “The Secret Backyard,” and lots of others. With the Watts Corridor Group Gamers he was the music director for “As soon as Upon A Mattress,” “The Pirates of Penzance,” “The Music Man,” “Joseph and the Wonderful Technicolor Dreamcoat,” the premiere of the brand new musical “Rely Me In!,” and most lately “H.M.S. Pinafore.”
A piano and organ recitalist who has carried out all through the US, Fleming studied organ and piano with Ray Cornils, John Doney, Michael Lindsey, and Gerald McGee. For the previous 29 years he has served as organist at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Newcastle. Over his lengthy profession he has performed for Roman Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, Congregational, Methodist, and Baptist providers. He was the recipient of a 2009 St. Botolph Membership Basis grant award.
Come early and luxuriate in this energetic fashion of organ enjoying in live performance! Admission by donation on the door.