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‘Silver, Wood & Ivory’ Concert Planned at Elizabethtown Church

The Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren, 777 S. Mount Joy St., Elizabethtown, plans to host a “Silver, Wood & Ivory” concert at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 29.

Classically trained artists Tracy Dietrich and Cindy Wittenberg have fashioned a tapestry of music. Dietrich and Wittenberg both have instrumental performance degrees: Dietrich from Indiana University and Wittenberg from Elizabethtown College and Peabody Conservatory.

Whether it’s a familiar song that causes memories to come flooding back or a new melody that creates a sense of calm, “Silver, Wood, & Ivory” has created a body of work that will satisfy everyone’s melodic appetite.

Dietrich, the Silver and Wood of the duo, was born with the gift of perfect pitch. She says that playing music came as second nature to her from the time she was a child. Dietrich has played other instruments, but it’s the flute that has captured the passion of her musical voice. Dietrich has mastered 19 different flutes and recorders ranging from the most primitive to the most sophisticated. These intricate varieties of flutes compliment her unique style.

Wittenberg, the Ivory of the pair, grew up in a musical family with a classically trained mother. She began playing the piano at the age of four and began formal training by the age of eight. Wittenberg also learned to play the organ and the bassoon which allows her to draw from her symphonic experiences when composing music.

The Classical Concert Series supported through the generosity of the K. Ezra and Esther M. Bucher Music Fund, and the generous Donors who provided the resources to upgrade and restore the church organ. A free-will offering will be taken to help continue the concert series. Anyone who wants more details may contact the church office at 717-367-1000 or www.etowncob.org or visit silverwoodandivory.com.

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