Hammered Dulcimer Concert Set for February 8th at UMO

Hammered Dulcimer Concert Set for February 8th at the University of Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE-  The University of Mount Olive (UMO) will host the Hammered Dulcimer Music Event on Sunday, February 8th. The event will consist of a community worship service, lunch, and a concert that has been diligently planned by the trio of Snow Hill Original Free Will Baptist Church, May’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, and UMO. Assistant professor of music Dr. William Gross will be the featured pianist.


The event will kick off on Sunday morning at 10 AM in Raper Hall for a time of fellowship, which will be followed by a worship service in Rodgers Chapel at 10:30 AM. Afterwards, the community is invited to stay and have lunch at the Lois K. Murphy Regional Center for $7.50. The concert will be held at 6 PM in the Historic Assembly Hall (207 Wooten Street). The concert will feature the musical talent of Joshua Messick.


Messick is an award winning Hammered Dulcimer musician. His music draws from a blend of genres such as Celtic, Indian, Japanese, and New Age styles in addition to Appalachian Folk, Hymns, Classical, and Traditional Favorites.


The concert will also feature UMO Dean of the Chapel Dr. John Blackwell as the event speaker.

The service and concert are sponsored by the L. Marvin and Berta L. Edwards Family Endowment Fund. Admission to the concert is free. For more information, please contact Carla Williamson, campus chaplain, by email at cwilliamson@umo.edu or by phone at 919-658-7749.


The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, and in Smithfield at Johnston Community College.  For more information, visit old.umo.edu.