Dr. Robert Horton, competition finalist, in recital Sunday, September 24, 6:00 p.m. St. Luke’s Episcopal, Lebanon, Pa. Dr. Robert Horton, Director of Music at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster, Pa. and a finalist is the 2018 AGO National Competition in Organ Improvisation, will present a recital at St. Luke’ Episcopal Church, 22 S. Sixth St., Lebanon, Pa. immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Choral evensong. Prior to his appointment at Holy Trinity, he was Interim Organist at Duke University Chapel, Director of Music at Sai9nt Mark’s Episcopal Church in Evanston, Ill., and Director of Keyboard Studies at Dordt College in ?Sioux City, Iowa. He holds degrees from Cornell University, Northwestern University, and the University of Kansas and highest honors from the 2007 Mikhail Tarivertdiev Competition in Kaliningrad, Russia. A freewill offering will be taken.
Christian Lane at Frederick Presbyterian Sunday, October 8, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Frederick Presbyterian Church Christian Lane, distinguished concert organist and Frederick Native, returns to his hometown on October 8 to present a recital on the newly refurbished pipe organ at Frederick Presbyterian Church. Winner of the 2011 Canadian International Organ Competition and former vice president of the American Guild of Organists, Lane began his organ studies on the instrument at Frederick Presbyterian.
Hands and Feet Across the Counties Sunday, October 8, 4:00 p.m. and Friday, November 3, 7:00 p.m. Chapter organists from Lancaster and Harrisburg will entertain each other in two separate recitals on October 8 and November 3. On October 8, members of the Lancaster Chapter will serenade members of the Harrisburg Chapter on the instrument in the High Central for Worship and Performing arts at Messiah College. One College Avenue, Mechanics burg, Pa. On November 3, members of the Harrisburg Chapter will entertain members of the Lancaster Chapter on the instrument at First United Methodist Church, 29 E. Walnut St., Lancaster. The concerts are sponsored jointly by the two chapters and are open to the public.
“The Kingdom’s Ours Forever” – A Hymn Festival Sunday, October 8, 2017, 3:00 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1415 West 7th Street, Frederick, Md. will host a hymn festival on Sunday, October 8 at 3:00 p.m. in commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. It will be a concert/worship experience that includes readings, instrumental music, and the singing of great hymns of faith from ancient to modern times. It will be led by Dr. Wayne L. Wold, Professor of Music at Hood College in Frederick, Director of Music at First Lutheran Church in Ellicott City, and a renowned composer, performer, improvisor, writer and leader of congregational song. All are welcome.
Isabelle Demers: “The Reformation and the Organ” Sunday October 15, 2017, 3:00 p.m. Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Church Street, Frederick, Md. Isabelle Demers, Organ Professor and Head of the Organ Program at Baylor University in Texas, is being presented in a program in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. This “diminutive dynamo” of the organ has enchanted audiences wherever she has appeared, including conventions of the American Guild of Organists, the American Institute of Organbuilders – International Society of Organbuilders, and Royal Canadian College of Organists. She began piano and organ study at age eleven at the Montreal Conservatory of Music. She studied in Paris and subsequently receiver her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the Julliard School in New York, where she studied with Paul Jacobs. The concert is free and open to the public and a reception will follow the concert. The concert is a donation of the Trunk Memorial Organ Series.
Lively – Brengle Organ Duo in Recital Friday, October 20, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Westminster United Methodist Church Peggy Brengle, organist at Westminster United Methodist Church, Westminster, Md., will join Nathan Lively, Organist/Music Director of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Kingsport, Tn. for Music for Two at the Westminster Church at 7:00 p.m. October 20. They have previously played together at several venues, including Bruton Parish Church in Colonial Williamsburg. The concert is free and open to the public
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