Essence in Harmony, a vocal ensemble in Bowling Green and organist Ken Stein were the featured performers for the Stained Glass Music Series concert on December 18, 2018 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Essence in Harmony performed songs of the season along with spirituals and gospel numbers with African-American roots.
Ken Stein's organ pieces included works by Minnesota's Gerald Near, Marcel Dupré and Jean Longlais of France; Helmut Walcha, a German composer; one of Johannes Brahms' rare compositions for the organ and Sam Walter who taught organ in New York. While he was in high school, Stein studied with Walter.
The Stained Glass Music Series is made possible thanks to Lynn and Dennis O'Keefe and the staff and parishoners of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Engineering support for the recording of the concert came from Don Eastman, Sam Holaday and Eric Eastman.