A Festival of Carols

Sunday, December 5 at 5:00 p.m.

The Greenwood Concert Choir presents an afternoon of carols accompanied by the Greenwich Bay Brass ensemble. Enjoy grand, joyful settings of favorite Christmas hymns and special offerings from our Handbell Choir, Youth Choir, and instrumentalists. Admission free; freewill offering collected. In person ONLY. Video recording available upon request by emailing

Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul: Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem

Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

The German Requiem of Johannes Brahms contains some of the most beautiful and beloved melodies in choral music. “How Lovely is They Dwelling Place,” perhaps the most familiar movement, captures the sense of peace and comfort that is at the heart of this work.

The Requiem will be performed by the Providence Singers, accompanied by John Black on the Cathedral’s four-manual Casavant mechanical action organ. Dr. Christine Noel conducting. Baritone and soprano soloists to be announced.

The concert is free, but please register now to reserve your seat:

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT: Schumann and Friends

Sunday, August 1 at 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy an afternoon of German Romantic masterworks for string quartet, piano, and soloists. Featuring Schumann’s thrilling Piano Quintet in E-Flat Major, Brahms lieder for soprano voice, and other exciting works for string quartet and soloists. FREE admission; freewill offering collected for Greenwood’s ministry of music.

Schumann and Friends Flyer

Cathedral of the Holy Cross: 145th Anniversary Organ Fundraiser

BOSTON — The Cathedral of the Holy Cross celebrates the 145th year since the dedication of its principal organ, the 101-rank E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings opus 801, on February 23, 1876.

To honor the instrument’s birthday, several of New England’s notable organists will perform variety of works by on the historic pipe organ of 5,318 pipes.

Performers include Dr. Bridgette Wargovich, Corpus Christi Parish, Leo Abbott, Cathedral Director Emeritus, Maks Adach, Associate Director of St. Paul’s Choir School, John Black, Director of Music, Greenwood Church, and Richard J. Clark, Director of Music of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross with Richard Kelley, trumpet.

Works by Dupré, Vierne, Pott, Reger, and Clark

SOLO RECITAL: First Presbyterian Church, Pompano Beach

Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

John Black performs works of Bach, Karg-Elert, Mendelssohn, and Reger on the four manual 1960 Schantz organ of the First Presbyterian Church, Pompano Beach, Florida – “The Pink Church.” Experience powerful expressions of grandeur and beloved familiar melodies.

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SOLO RECITAL: Cathedral of the Holy Cross

John Black performs a recital of German Romantic organ works on the 1877 Hook and Hastings organ of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston.


SOLO RECITAL: Nun Danket Alle Gott

Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Greenwood Church – 805 Main Avenue, Warwick , RI

John Black performs works of Bach, Karg-Elert, Mendelssohn, and Reger. Experience powerful expressions of grandeur and beloved familiar melodies. Free admission; freewill offering collected to benefit Greenwood’s ministry of music.

Nun Danket - Organ Recital Flyer