Piano Travels Half-way Across the US to Reach Its New Home at First Church

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Recently welcomed at First Church of Christ, this baby grand piano replaces a well-used electronic keyboard. Courtesy photo

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

“You can have it, if you can move it,” Rich Woessner said, after a recent Sunday service at First Church of Christ, Congregational on Great Road.

A relative newcomer to Bedford and to First Church, the Woessner family had to leave a baby grand piano behind in a Boulder, Colorado, showroom where it waited for a new owner.

The piano is a well-traveled instrument. It moved from Cincinnati, OH to its second home in Boulder and recently traveled to Bedford.

The Steinway Boston baby grand arrived in the First Church sanctuary on July 30. Just 18 years old, the instrument has a rich, warm sound, a satin mahogany finish, and is a perfect size and shape to fit its new home.

The piano was donated to First Church by Kelly and Rich Woessner in memory of Rich’s mother, Rebecca Woessner, a church musician who lived from 1930-2013.

The congregation is extremely grateful for this beautiful and generous donation, and looks forward to making wonderful use of it. In a telephone interview First Church’s new pastor, Rev. John Castricum said, “The piano is gorgeous, and [is] a remarkable gift.”


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