A hymn festival opens the 2012-13 Organ Concert Series at Stambaugh Auditorium.
Sunday's concert will feature Bruce Neswick, an associate professor of organ and sacred music at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Neswick previously served as director of music at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.
Neswick will play Stambaugh's E.M. Skinner pipe organ and perform hymns accompanied by area church choirs and brass ensembles.
The concert start at 4 p.m. Sunday at Stambaugh, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Admission is free and seating is general admission.
It is the first of five programs scheduled in the coming year. Other concerts will feature:
Oct. 26 - Tom Trenney, providing live organ accompaniment for the silent film ''Nosferatu, the Vampire,'' at 7 p.m.
Nov. 18 - Christopher Houlihan, a graduate of Trinity College and Juilliard School, at 4 p.m.
April 7, 2013 - Ken Cowan, who has performed throughout North America, Europe and Asia, at 4 p.m.
April 28, 2013 - Peter Richard Conte, the grand court organist of the Wanamaker Organ at Macy's in Philadelphia, at 4 p.m. Conte has appeared on National Public Radio and ABC's ''Good Morning America.''
Admission for Trenney and ''Nosferatu'' is free. Tickets for the other three programs are $20 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens and are available at the Stambaugh box office and by calling 330-259-0555.