Brenda Portman concert organist - composer - arranger



​March 4 @ 4:00 p.m.: Solo Organ Concert at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, part of MUSE women's history month festival


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


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

​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


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