Love at First Sight: Music from Broadway & the Silver Screen

Presented by the Ypsilanti Pipe Organ Festival.

Please join us for a very special Valentine’s Day Weekend concert featuring Stephen Warner, organ, and wife Rose Randall Warner, soprano. The concert is free and open to the public. 

The Cabaret-style concert will include songs from Broadway and the Silver Screen, depicting all aspects of love: from love from a distance, first love, and lasting love to embitterment and betrayal. The concert will also include a tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds as well as the Buster Keaton silent short "One Week" about a pair of newlyweds literally setting up house for the first time and the problems that occur when a jealous suitor purposely mislabels the crates of parts for the house.

Rose Randall Warner is a soprano who has spent her life both in front and behind the footlights. A third generation performer in a musical family, she attended Wayne State University as a Voice/Theater Major before jumping into a career which has included summer stock, regional theater, commercials, church music, pageants, small ensemble choral music, youth theater and vocal jazz. Her husband Stephen Warner is the organist at Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church in Detroit and a staff organist at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. In 2003, Mr. Warner completed dual bachelor’s degree in organ performance and in mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan. There, he had the opportunity to play the organ with many of the bands, orchestras and choirs, including the U of M Men’s Glee Club, which he was a member for 6 years. He studied organ primarily with Dr. James Kibbie and piano with Dr. Louis Nagel.

A reception with food and refreshments will be held following the performance with an opportunity to meet the artist. First Presbyterian Church of Ypsilanti is located at 300 N. Washington Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 and is handicapped accessible.