​​​​EVENTS


​2019


Feb. 20 @ 12:15 p.m.: Solo Organ Recital at Trinity Episcopal Church, Covington, KY

     Works by J. S. Bach, Ad Wammes, and Gilles Maurice Leclerc


May 3 @ 8:00 p.m.: "First Friday Niters" presenter: Music composed by Brenda

     Portman, Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, Cincinnati, OH


Sept. 14 @ 7:00 p.m.: Solo Organ Recital at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Grafton, WI 

     (New Organ Dedication Concert)

     Works by Felix Mendelssohn, J. S. Bach, Ad Wammes, Rachel Laurin, Brenda

     Portman, and Charles-Marie Widor


​Nov. 13 @ 12:05 p.m.: Solo Organ Recital for Music Live at Lunch, Christ Church

     Glendale, Glendale, OH

     Works by J. S. Bach, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Carson Cooman, and Lionel Rogg


​Nov. 23 @ 9:30 a.m.: AGO Workshop Presenter: "Contemporary Organ Repertoire" at

     Church of the Saviour, Cleveland Heights, OH


2018


Feb. 17 @ 8:30 a.m.: Adjudicator for Strader Organ Competition (University of

     Cincinnati - CCM), Lakeside Park Presbyterian Church, Lakeside Park, KY


​March 4 @ 4:00 p.m.: Solo Organ Concert at Hyde Park Community United Methodist

     Church, part of MUSE women's history month festival

     Works by Jeanne Demessieux, Caterina Assandra, Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia, 
     Pamela Decker, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Libby Larsen, Kristina Shtegman,   

     Brenda Portman, and Rachel Laurin


​March 11 @ 10:30 a.m.: Guest organist for 150th anniversary celebration at Trinity

     Lutheran Church, Jackson, MI


​Sept. 9 @ 5:00 p.m.: Collaborative pianist for Concert of Scandinavian Songs - Alisa

     Jordheim, soprano, Friendship United Methodist Church, Cincinnati, OH


2017


Feb. 26: premiere of A Song of Light by the Schola of St. Edward the Confessor Catholic

     Church in North Chesterfield, VA, directed by Elizabeth Goodwin

March 18 @ 10:00am: Children's Organ Concert (Brenda Portman, organist, with

     Rachel Kramer, emcee/narrator) at Hyde Park Community United Methodist

     Church, Cincinnati, OH

    Featuring Daniel Burton's Rex, the King of Instruments, and George Thalben-Ball's

    Variations on a Theme of Paganini for pedal solo

April 2 @ 4:00pm: performance of A Celtic Psalm for hymn festival with Tom

     Trenney, part of Organ Concert Series, Hyde Park Community United Methodist

     Church, Cincinnati, OH

April 7 @ 7:30pm: Solo Organ Concert at Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, Hope

     College, Holland, MI

    Works by Jeanne Demessieux, Caterina Assandra, Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia,

    Pamela Decker, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Libby Larsen, Kristina Shtegman, and

    Rachel Laurin

May 5: performance of Elegy by David Jenkins at Twin Cities AGO Members Recital,

     Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Edina, MN


Sept. 17 @ 4:00pm: Organist for Rutter Gloria and other choral works, Church of Our

     Saviour, Cincinnati, OH


Sept. 30 @ 10:00am: AGO Workshop Presenter, "Contemporary Organ Repertoire"

     at Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington, KY


Oct. 1 @ 4:00pm: Organist for CCM Brass Concert at Hyde Park Community United

     Methodist Church, Cincinnati, OH


Oct. 15 @ 3:30pm: Solo Organ Concert for Music at St. Paul's 2017-18 season, St. Paul's

     Episcopal Church, Flint, MI
     Works by Rachel Laurin, Brenda Portman, W. A. Mozart, Kristina Shtegman, and

     Maurice Duruflé


​Nov. 5 @ 3:00pm: Organist for Choir Concert, Hyde Park Community United

     Methodist Church, Cincinnati, OH


Nov. 13 @ 7:00pm: AGO Workshop Presenter, "Contemporary Organ Repertoire" at

     Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Cincinnati, OH


2016

April 24 @ 4pm: Solo Organ Recital at First Presbyterian Church, Flint, MI

    Works by J. S. Bach, Bert Matter, Gustav Holst, Brenda Portman, and Rachel Laurin;

​    Assisted by Laurie DiSabatino, soprano

May 12-15: Semi-finals, finals, and gala concert of Sursa American Organ

     Competition, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

    Works by Bach, Buxtehude, Clérambault, Franck, Mendelssohn, David Briggs,

    Rachel Laurin, and Percy Whitlock


June 23 @ 1:30 & 3:40pm: performance by Tyler Boehmer of Toccata on Meadville for

     AGO National Convention, Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Houston, TX

July 14 @ 3:15pm: Workshop Presenter, "Contemporary Organ Repertoire" for Pipe

     Organ Encounter (Advanced), Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati, OH

July 14 @ 7pm: Faculty Organ Recital for Pipe Organ Encounter (Advanced), Hyde Park

     Community United Methodist Church, Cincinnati, OH

    Works by Ad Wammes, Rachel Laurin, and Craig Phillips

Sept. 11 @ 2pm: premiere of Bless the Lord, O My Soul by the Chancel Choir of First

     Presbyterian Church, Flint, MI, directed by Dr. Carl Angelo, for senior pastor

     installation

Sept. 25 @ 4pm: premiere of Elegy (2016), winner of Twin Cities AGO composition

     competition, performed by Chad Winterfeldt, House of Prayer Lutheran Church,

     Richfield, MN

Oct. 24 @ 8pm: AGO Workshop Presenter, "Contemporary Organ Repertoire" at East

     Liberty Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, PA

Oct. 27 @ 7:30pm: premiere of O Mighty God by the Wheaton College Women's

     Chorale, directed by Dr. Mary Hopper, at College Church, Wheaton, IL

Nov. 4 @ 7pm: AGO Workshop Presenter, "Contemporary Organ Repertoire" at First

     Presbyterian Church, Muncie, IN 

Brenda Portman concert organist - composer - arranger