Plymouth Fine Arts Series

At Plymouth we believe the arts have the power to entertain, educate, inspire, and transform.  Through rich cultural experiences the Plymouth Fine Arts Series seeks to elevate the appreciation of the arts in our community and offer experiences for performer and audience that inspire creativity and lift the spirit.

Series Events

September 11, 2021

Celebrate 20 years of the Schantz Organ with organist Scott Montgomery

Scott Montgomery is acclaimed as a sensitive and rock-solid performer with a delicate, yet commanding use in registering the many colors of the instrument (The American Organist). He is currently the Associate Director of Music and Organist for Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and a widely respected concert organist. Scott Montgomery is widely active as a concert organist throughout the country and abroad. He has performed for both regional and national conventions for the American Guild of Organists (AGO), the Organ Historical Society (OHS), National Pastoral Musician Conferences (NPM), and for Pipe Organ Encounters (POE) in the Midwest for both youth and adults. His performances have been broadcast on nationally syndicated radio programs “Pipedreams” and “With Heart and Voice.”

7 p.m. Concert followed by a reception in Fellowship Hall | $20


October 22, 2021

Suffering Church: What Theatre Can Teach Us About Those Who Leave

In 2019 the Pew Research Center released a study that revealed between the years 2009 and 2019 the number of people in the United States identifying as Christians dropped by 12 percent. Rev. Karen Robu was curious about the stories behind the numbers and began interviewing people as to their reasons for leaving church. The result of the interviews is her play Suffering Church. The first act is a series of scenes and monologues based on her interviews and the second act borrows from Theatre of the Oppressed and involves audience participation.

You are invited to participate in a meaningful performance that seeks to discover what theatre can teach us about those who leave. 

This play contains adult language and themes, and is not intended for young audiences.

7 p.m. Performance followed by a reception in Fellowship Hall | $20


January 22, 2022

Joel Linscheid, Jazz Saxophonist

Joel will be joined by local musicians

Joel Linscheid is a saxophonist, educator, and composer. He recently joined the faculty at Augustana College as Director of Jazz/Visiting Assistant Professor of Music. He received his D.M.A. in jazz performance with a minor in musicology from New England Conservatory; his M.M. in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado at Boulder; and B.A. in Music with K-12 Education Certification from Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas. Joel is a committed music educator, with 15 years of experience teaching students of all ages and ability levels. Locally, he has served as an instructor of music at Bethel College, Hutchinson Community College, and Friends University. Joel’s diverse experience as an educator includes teaching saxophone, clarinet, flute, and jazz improvisation lessons, directing jazz ensembles and jazz combos, and teaching courses in music theory and jazz history.

7 p.m. Concert followed by a reception in Fellowship Hall | $20


April 9, 2022

Carrie Newcomer, Until Now: Album Release Tour

Carrie Newcomer is a performer, recording artist, and educator, described as a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe and one who “asks all the right questions” by Rolling Stone. Her song “I Should’ve Known Better” appeared on Nickel Creek’s Grammy award-winning gold-certified album “This Side.” Recent media appearances include Krista Tippett’s On Being. Carrie has 17 nationally released albums. She regularly works with Parker J. Palmer in live programs. Newcomer and Palmer also are actively collaborating on The Growing Edge, a website, podcast, and retreat. Other special collaborations include presentations with neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor, author Rabbi Sandy Sasso, and environmental author Scott Russell Sanders. Carrie lives in the woods of southern Indiana with her husband and two shaggy dogs. carrienewcomer.com

Carrie will also be conducting a workshop at University Congregational Church on Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m.

7 p.m. Concert followed by a reception in Fellowship Hall | $25


Art From the Heart

Events you can participate in!
October 6, 2021 | 5:30 p.m.

Plymouth’s Got Talent

Dinner followed by Annual Talent Show


December 8, 2021 | 6:30 p.m.

Multi-generational Christmas Pageant


December 14, 2021 | 7:00 p.m.

Handel’s Messiah Sing-a-Long

Plymouth’s Got Talent, Messiah Sing-A-Long, and Christmas Pageant are free events. Donations to benefit the Plymouth Fine Arts Series welcomed. 


Season Ticket and Sponsorship Information

Season Ticket | $80 (a savings of $5)

Includes admission to all four events. 

Sponsorships

$200 to $299 – You will get your name in the program for all four events and two season tickets.

$300 to $499 – You will get your name in the program for all four events and three season tickets.                   

$500 and above – You will get your name in the program for all four events and four season tickets.

If you would be interested in sponsoring the cost of an entire event, or sponsoring specific costs relating to one of the events, contact Rev. Robu for specific pricing. 

Tickets are available in the church office, or by calling 316-684-0221. Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover accepted. Tickets are also available on eventbrite.