2022-23 Concert Series

Join us for free concerts through the year.

Join us for the PUMC Concert Series! We are excited to start the series in October 202. Follow us on social media for concert details.

All concerts are free of charge, but we welcome a goodwill donation to help us continue to offer these events to the Plainfield community.

Organ Spooktacular featuring John Schwandt

OCTOBER 30, 2022 • 6:30 pm

Don your favorite costume and bring the entire family to a pipe organ concert perfect for all ages! With music ranging from Bach’s famous Toccata & Fugue in D Minor (known to many as the “Phantom of the Opera”) to a medley of tunes from Harry Potter, PUMC’s family-friendly tradition concludes with this open-to-all, informal concert.

Wolff von Roos is a young and active organ recitalist who has performed in venues across the United States & Canada. He’s the only one in his class and probably in the whole field of organists that actually wears a cape.


DECEMBER 4, 2021• 6:30 pm

Do you love Christmas?

Do you love sing-a-longs?

Are you ready to Deck the Halls, Let it Snow, and exclaim Joy to the World?

If you answered “yes” to any of these, join the PUMC family for the second annual 2022 Carol-A-Thon on December 4th. Friends, neighbors, and especially children are invited.

You will be able to help decide the content of the sing-a-long!

  • On November 13th and 20th, there will be a display in the Lobby where you can donate money toward your favorite Christmas song (from the provided list). We will feature the pieces with the highest donation in the sing-a-long on December 4th at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary at PUMC.
  • You can vote by sending a check to Plainfield United Methodist Church (600 Simmons St., Plainfield, IN 46168). Be sure to write the title of your favorite carol on the memo line). Vote online at app.securegive.com/PUMC. Choose “Carol-A-Thon” and enter the title of your favorite song in the message line.

Any proceeds from the Carol-A-Thon will be added to the Christmas Eve offering donated to the Bishop’s Christmas Offering for Children.

Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner & Concert featuring The Tad Robinson Band

“Robinson sings with a range and smoothness of delivery that are exquisitely evocative.” - Mojo Magazine.

The PUMC Concert Series is pleased to present a Fat Tuesday Concert & Pancake Dinner with special guests, the Tad Robinson Band, on Tuesday, February 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Bring your friends, family, and co-workers for a traditional Fat Tuesday meal of pancakes and sausage and enjoy the music of the Tad Robinson Band.

Free Event! Donations Accepted to Support PUMC 2023 Youth Mission Trip to Costa Rica.

Enter door #14 for this event in Clayton Hall (far north end of PUMC).

“The wonderful thing about Kim’s performances is how musical and thoughtful they are, blowing past technical hurdles to find charm, romance and elegance...” - Fanfare

An active recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician, Jooyoung Kim has been critically acclaimed internationally for her dazzling technique, superb musicianship, and exquisite artistry. Fanfare Magazine and American Record Guide hailed her as having “richness of talent,” “charm, romance, and elegance,” and “exuberant and bold playing.”

Since making her debut at twelve as a soloist with the Korean Symphony Orchestra, she has presented numerous solo and chamber recitals in numerous notable concert series and venues in Asia, Europe, and the United States. Kim has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras, including the Korean Symphony Orchestra, Yonsei Sinfonietta, Yale University Symphony Orchestra, and the Ball State Symphony Orchestra. She has also presented guest recitals, lectures, and master classes for colleges, universities, music teachers’ associations, and national conferences.

Kim has taken top prizes in numerous national and international competitions and won grants and fellowships. Her passion for contemporary music has led her to numerous collaborations with composers, giving acclaimed premiere performances of new works.

In addition to performing and teaching, she has served as an adjudicator in national and international music festivals and competitions. In particular, she was invited to adjudicate at the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition in 2021. Dr. Kim, who holds degrees from Yonsei University, Universität der Künste Berlin, and Ball State University, currently serves on the piano faculties at Anderson University and Indiana University Kokomo.

Her solo CD on MSR Classics continues to receive rave reviews. The CD is available on MSR Classics, Amazon, YouTube, Spotify, and iTunes. For more information, visit her website - www.jooyoungkimpiano.com.