Usually twice a year (Advent and Lent), I play background music during the sacrament of reconciliation at the parish where I serve as music minister. While at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, I had a few fans, usually choir members, who would stick around until the end of confessions just to listen to me play.
Because I end up playing for almost an hour, it occurred to me that is basically a concert performance. There will be no applause and all of the music will remain subdued. Most of the time, I improvise on familiar seasonal melodies, though I usually have a small stack of repertoire on hand to play when my mind needs a break from the prolonged restrained improvising. All are welcome to attend. The service will start at 7pm with a Liturgy of the Word with the “concert” starting when everyone is dismissed to go to individual confession, probably around 7:30.
Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
1603 N. Thacker Ave. Kissimmee, FL 34741