Altamont Reformed celebrates 125 years with music and ice cream

ALTAMONT — Musicians will perform during Altamont Reformed Church’s neighborhood ice-cream social celebrating 125 years on Lincoln Avenue.

Free ice cream sundaes will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10.

Guests will be invited to take a self-guided tour of the historical church building and to listen to musicians performing in the sanctuary:

— At 6:30 p.m.: Diane Kingsland, ARC’s Minister of Church Music, will play the sanctuary pipe organ installed circa 1900 and rebuilt in 1952. She is an accomplished organist and popular music teacher in the village;

— At 7 p.m.: Betty Ketcham and Susan St. Amour will play piano-violin duets. Ketcham is ARC’s regular pianist and St. Amour has performed in many venues across the Capital District as a member of the Albany Symphony; and

— At 7:30 p.m.: David Luidens will play four movements of a marimba piece entitled “Reflections on the Nature of Water” by Jacob Druckman.

He is the son of Rev. Bob and Dr. Mary Luidens and graduated from Guilderland High School in 2009. He completed his bachelor’s degree in May at the Boston Conservatory, where he majored in percussion performance. This fall, he will begin a master’s degree program in orchestral percussion at the New England Conservatory as a student of Will Hudgins, assistant principal percussionist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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