The Mennonite Piano Concerto, written by Victor Davies and performed by the piano duo Redekopp and Edwards, will be a featured evening event on July 4, 2019, starting at 7:15 p.m. at   MennoCon19, the Mennonite Church USA Convention in Kansas City, Missouri. This one-time performance will feature Karin Redekopp Edwards of Lombard Mennonite Church and her duo-piano partner and husband, Mark Edwards. This special event will also feature a narration by Dale Schrag relating the story of the Russian Mennonites’ faith journey and the hymns that sus­tained them through the persecution they endured on their travels from Europe to Russia and then eventually to the United States and Canada.

This unique opportunity will allow convention attendees the op­tion to engage in this shared history on a deeper level, as it will feature an all-volunteer choir and audience participation conduct­ed by Russell Adrian from the Hesston College music department and assisted by Rosi Penner Kaufman from Rainbow Mennonite Church in Kansas City.