Silverman played an extended concert for the Longboat Key church's members.
On Feb. 16 at Christ Church of Longboat Key, resident organist and pianist Jeremy Silverman shared his musical talents with the congregation he plays for every Sunday.
Silverman, a crowd favorite, has performed concerts at the church before. This time, he broke the record for Christ Church’s Sunday concert series by bringing in 270 people to watch the show. Before, Silverman has brought students from the Tampa-based theater program he works with; he brought Maddie Bain in Feb. 16. Bain, who wowed members at a recent Wednesday night dinner performance, is a Tampa high school junior with an enormous voice.
Silverman and Bain performed magical duets, and Silverman delighted the usual crowd with the hymn challenge, in which he crowdsources the hymn he’ll play and the style in which he plays in, which often results in laughter from the crowd.
After the concert, members and guests mingled with one another over cider and cookies or lined up to get a chance to congratulate Bain and Silverman. It was hard to pull them away from their adoring fans the entire afternoon.