Dr. Rändel Wolfe joined the staff of historic Trinity Lutheran Church in October 1999. He served as the Director of Music & the Arts through 2010. Rändel was named Director of Music & the Arts Emeritus when an illness prevented him from continuing his ministry. He joined the church triumphant in April 2013. As an on-going testimony to the musical gifts of our brother in Christ, we established the Rändel L. Wolfe Memorial Concert Series to provide support for organ recitals and concerts throughout the year.
These concerts are supported through free-will offerings and patron contributions. If you would like to make a gift to support the Rändel L. Wolfe Memorial Concert Series visit our Online Giving page or mail contributions to the church office.
March 10, 2018 at 7 PM – Albright Angels and Mane Men
The Albright Angels were founded in the fall of 1998 when several students expressed the desire to form a student directed ensemble with the purpose of performing popular music for campus performances. In 2003 this group became one of the choral ensemble offerings guided and directed by the music department. The Albright Angels have expanded their repertoire to include a variety of musical styles and genres dedicating themselves to performing quality literature written specifically or arranged for treble voices.
Mane Men was founded in the fall of 2001 when several students expressed their desire to form a men’s choral ensemble. Their objective was to spend some time away from the rigors and demands of the daily college schedule by expressing themselves through their common joy of singing. The Mane Men are dedicated to the choral art of performing quality literature written specifically or arranged for male voices. Their repertoire consists of a variety of styles and genres encompassing music from the renaissance to the present.
April 22, 2018 at 4 PM – Lars Potteiger, piano
Pianist, keyboardist, and composer Lars Potteiger is a soulful improviser that likes taking risks and exploring uncharted waters with his music. “Taking risks and exploring new territory is one of the most exciting things that a performer can experience with players that have that kind of rapport.” Potteiger maintains an active schedule as a jazz performer, composer, producer, recording artist, and clinician. He has also had the pleasure of performing on a few Grammy nominated recordings. Potteiger is currently the Director of Music at Reformation Lutheran Church and also teaches at at Albright College. Lars holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he graduated magna cum laude.
Potteiger has performed with a number of great jazz artists including singer Carolyn Leonhart (Steely Dan), Grammy Award winning tenor saxophonist Wayne Esscoffery, jazz bassist Francois Moutin, National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Phil Woods, Sunnyside Records flutist Jamie Baum, Frank London of the Klezmatics and Hasidic New Wave, saxophonist Denis DiBlasio, trombonist John Fedchock, Grammy Award winning saxophonist/composer Bob Belden, Glenn White (Armored Records), virtuoso tubist and founding member of the Empire Brass Quintet Sam Pilafian, international jazz saxophonist/recording artist Greg Abate, Steel Pan player Othello Molineux (Jaco Pastorius, Chicago, Monty Alexander), woodwindist Chris Vadala, SteepleChase recording trumpter Brad Goode and drummer John Von Ohlen (Woody Herman and Stan Kenton).