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Bálint Karosi
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 1:10 pm     Opus 18 in London, England
Stephen Hamilton, is Minister of Music Emeritus at Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal), New York City. Program TBA.

 

James David Christie
Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 1:10 pm     Opus 19 in Cleveland, OH
James David Christie, Professor of Music at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, OH, Distinguished Artist in Residence at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, and organist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra performs the dedication of our Opus 19 in the Church of the Covenant in Cleveland, Ohio. The day begins with the 10 am service with period instruments and organ, followed by a forum at 11:30 lead by Jonathan Moyer, music director and organist of the church.

 

Balint Karosi
Friday, May 10, 2013 at 8 pm     Opus 7 in Knoxville, TN
Bálint Karosi, Hungarian organist, is an extremely versatile musician as a composer, harpsichordist, clarinetist, improviser and an organist who has made a specialty of historic performance practice. Bálint studied at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, at the Conservatoire Superieure de Genève and at the Oberlin Conservatory, earning two Master’s degrees, two Prix de Virtuosité and both an Artist Diploma and a Master of Music in Historical Performance. He has won many prizes at prestigious international competitions including the 1st Prize of the XVI International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig, Germany, 1st prize and the audience prize at the Dublin International Organ Competition, the 1st prize at the Arthur Poister Organ Competition, the 1st and audience prize of the Miami International Organ Competition, and the 2009 Prima Primissima Juior Prize for Music, a recommendation-based cash prize for the most distinguished artists in Hungary.

 

Roden Boys Choir
Sunday, April 30, 2013 at 1:10 pm     Opus 18 in London, England
The Roden Boys Choir and Sietze de Vries The Roden Boys Choir was founded in 1985 in the small town of Roden in the north of the Netherlands by choirmaster Bouwe Dijkstra. His main aim was to form a boys choir in the English style, featuring English choral music in its broadest sense. The choir is renowned for its consistently English choral style, not only in terms of its size and vocal range, but also in the attention it gives to the vocal quality of individual boys and young men. The choir employs, in every respect, the musical approach that has led to the high standards for which English boys choirs are so famous. Today, the choir is directed by Rintje te Wies who also directs Martini Boys Choir Sneek. Suggested donation £5.00.

 

Peter Planyavsky
Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 4 pm     Opus 5 in Stamford, CT
Peter Planyavsky, student of Anton Heiller and formerly organist and music director of St Stephan’s Cathedral, Vienna plays music of Tunder, Hindemith and Boëly, and an improvisation by Mr. Planyavsky. Suggested donation $15, a reception follows the program.

 

Bach Portrait
Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 6 am–6 pm   Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Bach’s 328th Birthday The Boston chapter of the American Guild of Organists, First Lutheran Church, and WGBH Classical New England present Bach Around the Clock. Organ recitalists include David Arcus who plays our Opus 16 at Duke University, Bálint Karosi, First Lutheran and Yale University, Dexter Kennedy, Jacob Street, and others. The full concert schedule will be posted on Classical New England WGBH and the concerts will be webcast live.

 

Stephen Hamilton
Friday, March 15, 2013 at 8 pm     Opus 7 in Knoxville, TN
Luc Beauséjour, Canadian harpsichordist and organist, holds a Doctorate from the Université de Montréal. He studied harpsichord with Mireille Lagacé and organ with Bernard Lagacé. He also trained in Europe under Ton Koopman and Kenneth Gilbert. First Prize winner of the 1985 Erwin Bodky International Harpischord Competition in Boston, he has also won prizes at several other competitions and received a number of grants from the Canada Council and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

 

Christopher Houlihan
Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 3 pm     Opus 13 in Deerfield, MA
Christopher Houlihan is a graduate of Trinity College in Connecticut where he studied with John Rose, his organ teacher from the age of twelve.  He did his graduate degree work at The Juilliard School in New York where he studied with Paul Jacobs. He earned the “Prix de Perfectionnement” (equivalent to a university artist’s diploma in the US) from the French National Regional Conservatory in Versailles, and while in France served as assistant musician at the American Cathedral in Paris. He will play works by Bach and Vierne.

 

S. Wayne Foster
Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 7 pm     Opus 17 in Dallas, TX
S. Wayne Foster, Organist-in-residence at First Congregational Church in Los Angeles, CA holds degrees in organ, harpsichord, and early music from Stetson University and The University of North Texas as well as a Diplôme de Concertiste from the École Normale de Musique in Paris. More information…

 

Peter Sykes
Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 3 pm     Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Peter Sykes, Associate Professor of Music and Chair of the Historical Performance Department at Boston University performs music of Johann Sebastian Bach on pedal clavichord and organ. This concert is co-sponsored with the Boston Clavichord Society. Tickets $15 for General Admission and $10 for students and seniors. More information…

 

Opus 10
Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 4 pm     Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Reformation Celebration Service begins with an organ prelude at 3:30 pm. The worship service music consists of Bach’s Reformation Cantata No. 80 “Ein Feste Burg ist Unser Gott” performed by the FLC Choir and members of Exsultemus Period Vocal ensemble and a group of period instruments. The service is free and open to the public and a reception follows.

 

St George’s, Hanover Square, London
Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 7 pm     Opus 18 in London, England
Dedication concert played by James O’Donnell, Organist and Master of the Choristers of Westminster Abbey.

 

St George’s, Hanover Square, London
Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 11 am     Opus 18 in London, England
Dedication of the organ including the Widor Mass in F sharp minor, Handel’s And the Glory of the Lord, and the Bach Prelude in E flat BWV 552

 

Balint Karosi
Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 3 pm     Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Balint Karosi, Director of Music at First Lutheran Church joins with the choirs of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Dedham and Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church of Acton for a free Hymn Festival.

 

Mark Trautman
Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 4 pm     Opus 12 in New Brunswick, NJ
Mark Trautman, Director of Music at St. Paul’s Church in Englewood, NJ and former Director of Music at Christ Church returns in recital to continue the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the organ. The program includes the Fantasy and Fugue in c minor of Bach, and Mendelssohn Sonata 1.

 

Bach Portrait
Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 10:30 am–5 pm   Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Bach’s 327th Birthday Collaborating once again with the Boston chapter of the American Guild of Organists, First Lutheran Church and Balint Karosi present a full day of concerts and demonstrations. Program program pdf

 

Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra
Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 7 pm     Opus 17 in Dallas, TX
Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra Church of the Transfiguration proudly presents the Dallas premiere of concert organist Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra. Dr. Ruiter-Feenstra has been very active in the study of historical organ building practices and has participated on international panels in both Europe and the USA. Her program, Bach, Before and Beyond, will include works by German composers Böhm, J. S. Bach, Homilius, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Hindemith. She will also treat us to improvisations in historic styles based on hymn tunes. Come prepared to listen and to sing!
Her recordings are featured on the Loft/Gothic label, and volume 1 of her new book Bach and the Art of Improvisation and Improvisation Encounters is now available from Amazon.com.

 

Christa Rakich
Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 3 pm     Opus 13 in Deerfield, MA
Christa Rakich , a prize-winner at international organ competitions, has received particular acclaim for her interpretations of the music of J.S. Bach. A concert and recording artist, she currently directs the music program at St. Mark the Evangelist Church in West Hartford, CT.

Ms. Rakich will play compositions by  Böhm, J. S. Bach, Chadwick, Rakich, and Woodman.

 

Bálint Karosi
Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 4 pm     Opus 5 in Stamford, CT
Stephen Hamilton, Minister of Music Emeritus at Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal), New York City, will perform Bach, Bach and more Bach as well as music by Handel, Mendelssohn, and Alain. Suggested donation $15.

 

Stephen Hamilton
Friday, February 17, 2012 at 8 pm     Opus 7 in Knoxville, TN
Stephen Hamilton, Minister of Music Emeritus at Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal), New York City, will perform music of Lidón, Pasquini, Valente, Böhm, Bach, Alain, Franck, and Ginastera.

 

Stephen Hamilton
Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 3 pm     Opus 13 in Deerfield, MA
Michael Dulac is Director of Music and Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne, Indiana and held similar positions in Lansing, Michigan, and Springfield, Mass.

Dulac  will  present  works by C.P.E. Bach, J.S. Bach, Demessieux, Sark, and Scheidt.

 

Laszlo Fassang
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 8 pm     Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Laszlo Fassang, international concert and recording artist and Chair of the Organ Department at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, plays a program titled From Bach to Liszt comprised of pieces by the two influential composers and improvisations. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors.
   J. S. Bach
      Toccata and Fugue in F major BWV 540
      O Gott, du frommer Gott BWV 767
      Triosonata in C major BWV 529
   Liszt:
      Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H
   Fassang: Improvisation

 

Opus 10
Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 4 pm     Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Reformation Celebration Service begins with an organ prelude by Dr. Andrew Shenton at 3:30 p.m. Dr. Shenton performs the FLC organ for the first time, his program consists of rarely-performed masterpieces that promises an unusual and exciting new way of using the Richards, Fowkes & Co. organ. Exsultemus and Rachel Toltzmann vocalist will join the FLC Choir for a cappella masterworks by Hans Leo Hassler, J. S. Bach and Michael Praetorius for the service. The service is free and open to the public.

 

John Scott
Friday, October 21, 2011 at 8 pm     Opus 17 in Dallas, TX
John Scott is Organist and Director of Music at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York, since 2004, after holding a similar position at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, for 14 years. He will perform a varied program of music exploring the tonal colors of the new organ. Program program pdf

 

Bálint Karosi
Friday, May 6, 2011 at 8 pm     Opus 7 in Knoxville, TN
Craig Cramer, Professor of Organ at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN plays at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, TN.

 

John Grew
Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 7 pm     Opus 17 in Dallas, TX
James David Christie, Professor of Music at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, OH, Distinguished Artist in Residence at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, and organist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra returns to Transfiguration to perform works by Poulenc, Piston, and Pinkham for organ and string orchestra on this season finale.

 

John Grew
Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 4 pm     Opus 5 in Stamford, CT
Stephen Rapp has been Director of Music at St. John’s Lutheran Church since 1992 and oversaw the construction and installation of our Opus 5 in 1995. He holds a Bachelors Degree of Music and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, and a Masters Degree of Music and Doctorate of Music from Yale University. Suggested donation $15, reception follows.

 

John Grew
Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 10:30 am     Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Bach’s 326th Birthday Collaborating once again with the Boston chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Emmanuel Music and Windsor Music, First Lutheran Church opens its doors to visitors who would not likely otherwise visit. Former FLC Artist-in-Residence William Porter will lead an “intimate tour” of the organ’s inner workings for families at 10.30 a.m. Lunch will follow, and the day continues until early evening with half-hour concerts by Porter, Christa Rakich, and members of the Boston AGO. Bálint Karosi and the early music ensemble Exsultemus, FLC’s current Artist in Residence, will conclude the day with Bach's Cantata BWV 35 Geist und Seele wird verwirret for solo organ with period instruments.

 

Christopher Houlihan
Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 3 pm     Opus 13 in Deerfield, MA
Christopher Houlihan is one of the brightest stars in the new generation of American organists and is booked to perform from coast to coast in his debut season under professional representation. Christopher is a graduate of Trinity College in Connecticut where he studied with John Rose, his organ teacher from the age of 12. Mr. Houlihan, a recipient of many scholarship awards, is currently a graduate student at Juilliard School in New York. He will play works by Sweelinck, Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Vierne.

 

Bálint Karosi
Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 7 pm     Opus 6 in Chattanooga, TN
Bálint Karosi, organist and music director at First Lutheran Church in Boston (our Opus 10) comes to Chattanooga to play a program on our only local organ where Bruce’s wife, Karla, is organist and music director.

 

Bálint Karosi
Monday, January 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm     Opus 17 in Dallas, TX
Bálint Karosi The Hungarian organist Bálint Karosi is an extremely versatile musician as a composer, harpsichordist, clarinetist, improviser and an organist who has made a specialty of historic performance practice. Bálint studied at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, at the Conservatoire Superieure de Genève and at the Oberlin Conservatory, earning two Master’s degrees, two Prix de Virtuosité and both an Artist Diploma and a Master of Music in Historical Performance. He has won many prizes at prestigious international competitions including the 1st Prize of the XVI International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig, Germany, 1st prize and the audience prize at the Dublin International Organ Competition, the 1st prize at the Arthur Poister Organ Competition, the 1st and audience prize of the Miami International Organ Competition, and the 2009 Prima Primissima Juior Prize for Music, a recommendation-based cash prize for the most distinguished artists in Hungary. Tickets $10/5.

 

Bálint Karosi
Friday, January 21, 2011 at 8 pm     Opus 7 in Knoxville, TN
Charles Boyd Tompkins, University Organist and Professor of Organ at Furman University, and organist at First Baptist Church in Greenville, SC plays at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, TN.

 

Maurice Duruflé
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 7 pm     Opus 17 in Dallas, TX
Duruflé Requiem Guest organist Annette Albrecht joins the Transfiguration Choir in a Requiem Mass for All Faithful Departed. Maurice Duruflé’s beloved Requiem, Op. 9, will be sung in the context of a solemn Eucharist.

 

The Art of Fugue
Monday, November 1, 2010 at 7 pm     Opus 15 at UTK, Knoxville, TN
Desert Fugue Film: Desert Fugue, plus live performances of excerpts from Bach’s The Art of Fugue by Karla Fowkes, Peter Van Eenam, and John Brock.
8:30 pm: Dessert buffet (“Fugue Dessert”)

 

Seitze de Vries at Opus 10
Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 4 pm     Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Bálint Karosi plays the official dedication of the organ’s 3 new stops at First Lutheran Church’s Reformation Celebration Service. The prelude will begin at 3:30. The service is free and open to the public.

 

Sietze de Vries
Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 10:30 am     Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Peter Krasinski, world renowned improviser and silent-movie organist presents a special program—Principal Peter—that will give families the opportunity for children and adults to hear all of the individual pipes, illustrated in the guise of a fairy tale. Family reception and games follow. Both events are free and open to the public.

 

Joel Martinson
Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 7 pm     Opus 17 in Dallas, TX
Organ and Brass The five members of Imperial Brass join Joel Martinson, organist, and timpani in a sonic spectacular, including Los Angeles composer Craig Phillips’ Suite for Organ, Brass Quintet and Percussion. Works by Gigout (Grand Choeur Dialogue), Gabrieli and others will exploit the tonal possibilities of the instruments, as well as the acoustical resources of the church.

 

Collegedale SDA
Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 7:30 pm     Collegedale SDA, TN
Peter Sykes plays Samuel Barber's Toccata Festiva with the Southern Adventist University orchestra.

 

Peter Sykes
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 7:30 pm     Southern Adventist University
Peter Sykes, Assistant Professor of Music and Chair of the Historical Performance Department at Boston University, Director of Music at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, and a member of the faculties of the Longy School of Music and the New England Conservatory performs works of Brahms, Schumann, Alkan, and Mendelssohn on pedal piano. Program program pdf

 

Heinrich Christensen
Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 3 pm     Opus 13 in Deerfield, MA
Heinrich Christensen, organ, Jodi Hagen, violin Mr. Christensen, a native of Denmark and a prizewinner at international organ competitions, has given recitals in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, France, Ireland, South Africa, Japan, Canada, and the United States. Presently organist and Music Director at King’s Chapel in Boston, he has his own concert series, directs a fully professional choir, and is a recording artist. Jodi Hagen, a free-lance violinist in Boston, performs with many orchestras, including the Boston Lyric Opera, the Boston Pops, and the Boston Ballet Orchestra. She has recorded for Koch International and Nonesuch and will assist Mr. Christensen in presenting Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

 

James David Christie at Opus 17
Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 3 pm and 7 pm     Opus 17 in Dallas, TX
James David Christie, Professor of Music at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, OH, Distinguished Artist in Residence at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, and organist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra plays the dedication concert for Opus 17 at The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Dallas, Texas. Program program pdf

 

John Grew
Friday, April 9, 2010 at 8 pm     Opus 7 in Knoxville, TN
John Grew, University Organist at McGill University and chair of the organ area of the Faculty of Music, is artistic director of the McGill Summer Organ Academy. He also established McGill’s Early Music program, the largest of its kind in Canada. He was Dean of the Faculty of Music at McGill from 1991 to 1996. He is cosponsored by the Knoxville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

 

Ludger Lohmann
Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 4 pm     Opus 5 in Stamford, CT
Ludger Lohmann, University Organist and Professor of Organ, Stuttgart University, Stuttgart, Germany, displays his artistry in a program highlighting music of the German Romantics. The program includes the Buxtehude Toccata in d (BuxWV 155), the J. S. Bach Sonata No.5, Prelude and Fugue in D major, the final fugue from The Art of the Fugue, and five of the Six Fugues on BACH by Robert Schumann.

 

James David Christie
Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 5:30 pm     Opus 10 in Boston, MA
James David Christie, Professor of Music at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, OH, Distinguished Artist in Residence at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, and organist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra performs Organ Fireworks, a showcase of Bach’s most famous organ works. Admission free.

 

Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Saturday, March 20, 2010 Starting at 10:30 am  Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Bach’s 325th Birthday A full day of workshops, discussions and concerts in honor of Johann Sebastian Bach’s 325th birthday are planned for March 20th in the heart of Boston’s historic Back Bay. Emmanuel Music and the First Lutheran Church of Boston will celebrate the birth of the great Baroque composer by enlisting the talents of revered musicians from around the world to perform his most famous works. Admission is free to all events. Program program pdf

 

Stephen Hamilton
Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 3 pm     Opus 13 in Deerfield, MA
Stephen Hamilton, Minister of Music at the historic Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal) in New York City, is a member of the artist faculties at Hunter College and Queens College. He is in demand as a clinician for master classes and workshops, frequently lecturing on issues related to church music, as well as organ teaching, performing, and interpretation. Mr. Hamilton plays a varied program of Pasquini, Valente, Walther, Bach, Mozart and Alain. Program program pdf

 

David Arcus
Friday, February 5, 2010 at 8 pm     Opus 7 in Knoxville, TN
David Arcus is organist of Duke University Chapel, where he plays for nearly two hundred services a year and serves as accompanist for the Duke Chapel Choir. He is also organist of Duke Divinity School, where he has taught courses in church music and hymnody. In August of 2009 he played the dedication concert on our Opus 16 for Goodson Chapel of the Divinity School.

 

David Arcus
Friday, January 29, 2010 at 7:30 pm     Opus 14 in Scottsdale, AZ
Michael Unger is a doctoral student at Eastman, and is also the instructor of the organ literature courses. His teachers have included David Higgs, William Porter, Ethel Briggs, Sandra Mangsen, Joel Speerstra and Larry Cortner. In 2008 Michael was awarded both First Prize and the Audience Prize in the 2008 AGO National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance, and later that same year, he won First Prize in the Sixth International Organ Competition Musashino-Tokyo, Japan. In 2009, he was awarded Second Prize and Audience Award in the Eighth International Schnitger Organ Competition on the historic organs of Alkmaar, the Netherlands, the first ever North American prize winner in the competition’s history. Michael performs frequently as a soloist and chamber musician on both organ and harpsichord, and is also a teacher and published composer. He currently works as the Visiting Director of Music at Rochester’s Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word. Admission $35/25&10/5.

 

Bálint Karosi
Friday, November 13, 2009 at 8 pm     Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Bálint Karosi is the First Prizewinner of the XVI International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition held in Leipzig, Germany. He will play a program of two chorale-based masterpieces by Matthias Weckmann and J. S. Bach. “Weckmann’s Es ist das Heil uns kommen her is one of the most extended and extraordinary organ works of the 17th century.” (Christoph Wolff) The concert is a fundraiser to the installation of the three missing reed stops of the instrument. Tickets: $15 (general admission) $10 for students and seniors. Program program pdf

 

Sharon Porter Shull
Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 3 pm     Opus 13 in Deerfield, MA
Sharon Porter Shull, Minister of Music at Agnus Dei Lutheran Church, Gig Harbor, WA and a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music with an Organ Performance degree, performs with her brother, David Porter, at The First Church of Deerfield in music of J.S. Bach, Frescobaldi, Haydn, Krebs, Langlais, Mendelssohn, Robbins, Scheidemann, Soler, and Viviani. A suggested donation of $10.00 includes a reception following the concert.

 

Collegedale SDA Church
Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 8:30 pm     Collegedale SDA, TN
Sietze de Vries plays a program of literature, improvisation and hymn singing on the 70 stop Brombaugh organ at Seventh Day Adventist Church in Collegedale, TN. Admission free.

 

Opus 12 in New Brunswick, NJ
Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 4 pm     Opus 12 in New Brunswick, NJ
Tom Spacht, Professor of Organ (Emeritus), Towson University, Baltimore in a concert with vespers. Admission free.

 

Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 3:50 pm     Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Reformation Celebration Service. First Lutheran Church of Boston invites you to a unique worship experience celebrating the 492nd anniversary of the Reformation. The service features the Seven Hills Renaissance Wind Ensemble, the early-music ensemble Exsultemus, the First Lutheran Church Choir, and Bálint Karosi, organist. Dr. Christopher Boyd Brown, author of the book Singing the Gospel and assistant professor of church history at the Boston University School of Theology, will preach the sermon. First Lutheran Church’s Reformation Celebration Service is an attempt to bring a worship experience typical of the 17th century to today’s worshipers. Liturgical portions of the service – such as the Kyrie, Gloria, and Our Father – will be chanted in unison by the congregation. The hymns, though sung in English, will be accompanied by organ, Renaissance wind instruments, harpsichord and choir. Program program pdf

 

Sietze de Vries
Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 4 pm     Opus 8 in Rocky Mount, NC
Sietze de Vries performs a concert of literature and improvisation at First Presbyterian Church in Rocky Mount, NC. He is active as a concert organist in the Netherlands, and has also presented concerts and master classes in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, England, and the United States. He has won 15 national organ competitions and in 2002 captured the international improvisation prize.

 

Opus 12 in New Brunswick, NJ
Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 4 pm     Opus 12 in New Brunswick, NJ
Joel Martinson, Director of Music Ministry & Organist at Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Dallas, in a concert with vespers. Admission free.

 

Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Monday, September 7, 2009 at 7 pm     Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Peter Kranefoed plays a Labor Day organ concert at 7 p.m. in the opening of their 2009-2010 season. Peter studied at the Boston Conservatory with James D. Christie and plays concerts in his home of Germany and in the United States. His program will feature composers who have had their birth celebration in 2009: Menddelssohn, Purcell, and Haydn. A root beer-float reception follows the concert with the opportunity to meet the artist. Admission charge is $15 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors. Ticket revenues support the music program at First Lutheran Church. Program program pdf

 

Bob Parris
Friday, August 28, 2009 at 7:30 pm     Opus 2 at Mercer Univ., GA
Robert Parris, Professor of Organ and University Organist at Mercer University, Macon, Georgia in a faculty artist program Music of the Renaissance and Baroque assisted by Christopher Macklin, baritone, and Lauren Parris, soprano. Neva Langley Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building. Free admission. Program program pdf

 

Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Friday, June 12, 2009     Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Boston Early Music Festival—Organ Mini-Festival Joan Lippincott plays The Art of Fugue, described by Christoph Wolff as “one of the loftiest accomplishments of the human mind”; Bálint Karosi and Boyd Brown explore rhetorical connections in 18th century Lutheran worship; and William Porter in music of JS and CPE Bach. More information…

 

Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 5:30 pm     Opus 10 in Stamford, CT
Exsultemus, a Boston Renaissance and Baroque Music ensemble, performs Georg Philipp Telemann’s St. John Passion of 1737. Eric Rice conducts with First Lutheran Minister of Music Bálint Karosi playing harpsichord & organ. Admission $35 reserved seating; $25 general admission; $5 off for students & seniors. Program program pdf

 

Opus 12 in New Brunswick, NJ
Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 6 pm     Opus 12 in New Brunswick, NJ
Mark Trautman, Organist and Music Director at Christ Church, New Brunswick, plays music of Bach, Krebs, Walther, and others. Program follows Vespers. Admission free. Program program pdf

 

Christa Rakich
Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 4 pm     Opus 5 in Stamford, CT
Christa Rakich plays music of Bach, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Woodman in “A Bach Birthday Celebration” at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stamford, CT. A freewill offering will be taken. A reception follows the program. Program program pdf

 

Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Saturday, March 21, 2009 10:30 am–5:30 pm     Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Bach’s 324 Birthday. The First Lutheran Church of Boston and the Boston Chapter, American Guild of Organists celebrate the 324th anniversary of Johann Sebastian Bach with a free, all-day series of concerts. FLC Minister of Music and 2008 Bach prizewinner Bálint Karosi will perform Guy Bovet’s children’s story, “Peep the Piper” at 10:30 AM and 4:30 PM. This narrated, multimedia is designed to introduce the pipe organ to young children and will be enjoyable for families. For those with small children, child care will be provided. During the day, guest organists will perform music of Bach in a series of 30-minute organ concerts at 11:15, 12:00, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, and 3:45. Artists schedule to appear are: Heinrich Christenson, Janet Hunt, Adam Peithmann, Sean Redrow, Joyce Painter Rice, and Lee Ridgway. Admission free. Program program pdf

 

Thomas Mueller
Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 3 pm     Opus 13 in Deerfield, MA
Thomas Mueller, a native of Freudenstadt, (Black Forest), Germany is an organ builder, self-employed music teacher for keyboards, and is presently conductor and organist at St. Peter Church in Dettingen, and St. Martin Church in Horb Diessen. Mr. Mueller will be playing music of J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schroeder and Peters. The concert is at The First Church of Deerfield, Old Deerfield, MA, and is part of “The Brick Church” Music Series. Suggested donation is $10, a fundraiser for the church. A reception follows the concert program.

 

David Kazimir
Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 6 pm     Opus 12 in New Brunswick, NJ
David Kazimir, a native of Caldwell, NJ, currently serves as organist of Ascension Episcopal Church in Ipswich, MA and is on the staff of organbuilders C.B. Fisk in Glocester, MA. He is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory where he studied organ with David Boe. As a recitalist he has performed in major churches and cathedrals in Boston, Cleveland, New York, and Washington, DC and overseas in Cambridge, England; Rhonda, Wales; Lausanne, Switzerland; and at St. George's Cathedral in Jerusalem. Program follows Vespers. Admission free. Program program pdf

 

Thomas Pousont
Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 3 pm     Opus 13 in Deerfield, MA
Thomas Pousont, Organist and Director of Music at The First Church of Deerfield, is pursuing a Master of Music degree in organ performance at McGill University in Montréal, Québec. He is a frequent performer with many musical organizations in the area, and will be playing music of J.S. Bach, de Grigny, and other composers. The concert is at The First Church of Deerfield, Old Deerfield, MA, and is part of “The Brick Church” Music Series. Suggested donation is $10, a fundraiser for the church. A reception follows the concert program.

 

Gail Archer
Tuesday, February 13, 2009 at 8 pm     Opus 7 in Knoxville, TN
Gail Archer is college organist at Vassar College and a member of the organ and history faculty at the Manhattan School of Music. She serves as director of the music program at Barnard College, Columbia University, and conducts the university choirs. Ms. Archer is artistic director of the artist and student organ series at historic Central Synagogue in New York City. Admission free.

 

Boyd Jones
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 8 pm     Opus 15 in Stamford, CT
Boyd Jones, University Organist and John E. and Aleise Price Professor of Organ at Stetson University, DeLand, Florida at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Admission free.

 

Opus 7 in Knoxville, TN
Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 5:30 pm     Opus 7 in Knoxville, TN
Robert Clark, Professor emeritus at ASU, AZ, in an Advent Hymn Festival with the many choirs of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Clark plays music of Buxtehude, Weckmann and Bach. This program is part of the 10th anniversary of the organ. Admission free.

 

Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 8 pm     Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Andrus Madsen, organist, early music keyboardist, and conductor plays music of Pachelbel following the 7pm Advent worship service at the First Lutheran Church of Boston, MA. Admission free.

 

Bálint Karosi
Friday, November 14, 2008 at 8 pm     Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Bálint Karosi is the First Prizewinner of the XVI International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition held in Leipzig, Germany. He will perform organ works by J. S. Bach including the winning competition pieces. At the 7pm pre-concert talk Bálint will introduce the audience to the world of musical competitions and the organs he played in Germany. Admission free.

 

Devon Howard
Friday, November 14, 2008 at 7:30 pm     Opus 14 in Scottsdale, AZ
Devon Howard, student of Judy Glass, Aart Bergwerff, Sietze de Vries, and Kimberly Marshall, and former employee of Richards, Fowkes & Co., peforms a graduate recital A Counterpoint in Time, an exploration of counterpoint as it developed in the hands of Buxtehude, Couperin, Bach & Brahms. Admission free.

 

Brent Hylton
Sunday, November 9, 2008 at 4 pm     Opus 14 in Scottsdale, AZ
Brent Hylton takes you on a tour of new and unusual organ music. This performance features such gems as George Ackerley's 2004 award winning A Sweet for Mother Goose with narrator, and Emma Lou Diemer's Psalms for Percussion and Organ. Admission $25/35/5.

 

Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Friday, October 24, 2008 at 8 pm     Opus 10 in Boston, MA
Sietze de Vries plays an all-improvisation program for his return concert at the First Lutheran Church of Boston, MA. He will give a pre-concert talk at 7pm. Admission $25/20.

 

Collegedale SDA Church
Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 7:30 pm     Collegedale SDA, TN
Sietze de Vries plays a program of literature, improvisation and hymn singing on the 70 stop Brombaugh organ at Seventh Day Adventist Church in Collegedale, TN. Admission free.

 

Sietze de Vries
Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 4 pm     Opus 14 in Scottsdale, AZ
Sietze de Vries is active as a concert organist in the Netherlands, and has also presented concerts and master classes in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, England, and the United States. He has won 15 national organ competitions and in 2002 captured the international improvisation prize. Admission $25/35/5.