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Recital--Organ Solo
Spivey Hall 2000 Clayton State (Morrow, GA, United States)
Alcee Chriss III
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A 2014 American Guild of Organists (AGO) “Rising Star,” Alcee Chriss III has performed in North America and Europe as an outstanding young concert artist of virtuosity and versatility. This Texas native, a top-prize winner of prestigious international competitions and an Oberlin Conservatory of Music alumnus, is currently earning his doctorate at McGill University. “His technique, masterful interpretations, and creative registrations were surpassed only by his warmth and rapport with the audience” (AGO Northeast Chapter News, May 2015). “It was a breathtaking recital enjoyed by...

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Recital--Organ Solo
Spivey Hall 2000 Clayton State Blvd (Morrow, GA, United States)
Alan Morrison
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An extraordinarily gifted performer of exceptional finesse, Spivey Hall organistin- residence Alan Morrison explores the vast wealth of organ repertoire in recitals of music familiar and new, through his lively interpretations of uncommon intelligence and clarity. “His performances were expansive, never rushed, and he revealed an excellent sense of timing and vocality” (The Diapason). Recognized as one of America’s premier concert organists, Morrison is Head of the Organ Department at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, College Organist at Ursinus College, and faculty member at Westminster Choir College of Rider...

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Recital--Organ Solo
Spivey Hall 2000 Clayton State Blvd (Morrow, GA, United States)
Nathan Laube
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Grammy Award-winning organist Nathan Laube earns praise for his “lucid phrasing, uncanny use of solo and ensemble color, and perception and depth unusual in someone his age” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer). “Nathan Laube, once a ‘rising star,’ is now an international star, and his consummate musicianship is justifiably celebrated worldwide. How fortunate we are that he just happens to be an organist” (The Tracker).

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Recital--Organ Plus
Spivey Hall 2000 Clayton State Blvd (Morrow, GA, United States)
Alan Morrison, King of Instruments
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To state that this concert will be filled with spirited organ music is an understatement! Alan is planning music that will definitely speak thematically to the month of October. You won’t want to miss this fun, virtuosic performance that will show off the artist’s skill and Spivey Hall’s magnificent Albert Schweitzer Memorial Organ!

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Festival
Spreckels Organ Pavilion (San Diego, CA, United States)
Ty Woodward, Jelani Eddington, Kiyo and Chiemi Watanabe, Isabelle Demers, Ken Cowan, Christian Lane, Greg Zelek, Seamus Gethicker, Steven Ball, Carol Williams
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The 101 year old Spreckels Organ, largest outdoor pipe organ in the world, has never sounded more splendid, and the free and popular International Summer Organ Festival is a San Diego tradition not to be missed. And no wonder! With a new, outstanding, world-class organist every week, a Silent Movie Night featuring Buster Keaton in “Seven Chances”, and Carol William’s special tribute to The Doors, this Festival truly has something for everyone. Mondays, June 26 to August 28, 2017, 7:30 – 9:30 pm. Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park. https://spreckelsorgan.org/

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Recital--Organ Solo
Methuen Memorial Music Hall (Methuen, MA, United States)
Rosalind Mohnsen
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Music of Whiting, Paine, Bingham, Swinnin, Franck, Roger-Ducasse, Vierne and Dupré

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Recital--Organ Solo
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart - 89 Ridge Street, Newark, NJ 07104 (Newark, NJ, United States)
Preston Dibble
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Join us as we welcome back a local favorite, Preston Dibble. Preston comes to us from Church of the Immaculate Conception/St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Montclair, NJ. This lunchtime recital will be followed by a brief optional tour of the Cathedral Basilica.

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Recital--Organ Solo
First Congregational Church (Manistee, MI, United States)
Arjan Breukhoven (the Netherlands)
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Arjan Breukhoven give several organconcerts during his USA Concert Tour 2017.

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Recital--Organ Plus
Glenview Community Church, 1000 Elm St., Glenview IL 60025 (Glenview, IL, United States)
Gary Wendt
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In honor of its 75th Anniversary the Glenview Community Church presents “All That Has Life and Breath, Sing to the Lord” conducted by Guillermo Muñoz Küster on Saturday, May 13 at 7:00pm, 1000 Elm St., Glenview. The concert will include a performance of Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise) by Felix Mendelssohn for chorus, organ and orchestra featuring the church’s 45 voice Chancel Choir and singing friends from the community, and Sonata (Symphony) for Organ No. 1 in D minor, Op. 42 by Félix Alexandre Guilmant, featuring organist Gary Wendt. Both pieces will be performed with a 40 piece orchestra. A freewill offering will be taken to support the music ministries of the church. Visit www.gccmusic.org, email us at simplegifts@gccucc.org or call 847-724-2210 for further...

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Recital--Organ Solo
Spivey Hall (Morrow, GA, United States)
KEN COWAN, organ ALAN MORRISON, organ CHERRY RHODES, organ

Post-concert Dinner – 5:45 PM • $40 $60 | BUY TICKETS The Season 26 Walter and Emilie Spivey Memorial Concert Spivey Hall proudly observes the 25th anniversary of the dedication of the Albert Schweitzer Memorial Organ created by Fratelli Ruffatti, celebrating its magnificence through the artistry of three master organists. Performances by Ken Cowan have been praised as “absolutely stunning” (Organ Canada) and “articulate and thrilling” (Los Angeles Times). “His unassuming manner and his sure and relaxed technique hide a fiery yet totally musical approach to organ playing” (The Diapason). Spivey Hall Organist-in-Residence Alan Morrison is a “superb” and “first-rate organist” (ArkivMusic.com) who “knows something about igniting audience passions. Without hesitation and throughout, Morrison’s playing is consummate and dazzling” (Fanfare). The first American to win an international organ competition (Munich), Cherry Rhodes completed her advanced studies with Jean Guillou and Marie-Claire Alain. During her brilliant career she has toured extensively, frequently premiering new music. Her Pro Organo release, Everyone Dance, has been hailed by The American Organist as “a joyous celebration of unrivaled artistry.” In demand as an adjudicator and master class leader, she has taught for four decades at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of...

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