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Recital--Organ Plus
The historic West Parish Meetinghouse c.1717 (West Barnstable, MA, United States)
T. Joseph Marchio, Organ

The second annual Advent Organ Recital will feature Advent and Christmas music. Guest Artists: Sarah Bach, Soprano; Tom Marchio, Tenor and the West Parish Ringers (Handbell Choir).

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Recital--Organ Plus
First Congregational Church of Falmouth (Falmouth, MA, United States)
T. Joseph Marchio, Organ (U.S.A.), Sarah Bach, Soprano (U.S.A.), Marilyn Hardie-Klerx, Viola (Belgium)

Ensemble International de la Joie de la Musique will make its U.S. debut with a series of concerts to be held on Cape Cod in November 2006. The guest artist will be JoAnn B. Mets, pianist. Music by J. S. Bach, Brahms, Canteloube, Elan, Franck, Mozart and Schubert will be featured on the recitals. A new setting of the national song, the Finlandia hymn, will be premiered. The setting was written by Marilyn Klerx and is set for soprano and viola.

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Recital--Organ Plus
First Church of Christ, UCC (Sandwich, MA, United States)
T. Joseph Marchio, Organ (U.S.A.), Sarah Bach, Soprano (U.S.A.), Marilyn Hardie-Klerx, Viola (Belgium)

Ensemble International de la Joie de la Musique will make its U.S. debut with a series of concerts to be held on Cape Cod in November 2006. The guest artist will be JoAnn B. Mets, pianist. Music by J. S. Bach, Brahms, Canteloube, Elan, Franck, Mozart and Schubert will be featured on the recitals. A new setting of the national song, the Finlandia hymn, will be premiered. The setting was written by Marilyn Klerx and is set for soprano and viola.

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Recital--Organ Plus
The historic West Parish Meetinghouse c.1717 (West Barnstable, MA, United States)
T. Joseph Marchio, Organ (U.S.A.), Sarah Bach, Soprano (U.S.A.), Marilyn Hardie-Klerx, Viola (Belgium)

Ensemble International de la Joie de la Musique will make its U.S. debut with a series of concerts to be held on Cape Cod in November 2006. The guest artist will be JoAnn B. Mets, pianist. Music by J. S. Bach, Brahms, Canteloube, Elan, Franck, Mozart and Schubert will be featured on the recitals. A new setting of the national song, the Finlandia hymn, will be premiered. The setting was written by Marilyn Klerx and is set for soprano and viola.

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Recital--Organ Solo
The Historic 1717 West Parish Meetinghouse (West Barnstable, MA, United States)
T. Joseph Marchio

ADVENT ORGAN RECITAL ON THE NEW MANDER ORGAN The West Parish Memorial Foundation, Inc. and the Music Committee of the West Parish Congregational Church, are very excited to present “An Advent Organ Recital” with T. Joseph Marchio, organist (Harwich), and an appearance by Sarah Bach, soprano, and Sarah Ford Marchio, bagpipes (Harwich). A program of holiday music concluding with Charles Ives’ Variations on “America” (famous composer and descendant of John Lathrop) will be featured on the recital. This will be the first Christmas for the new Mander organ at the West Parish Congregational Church in West Barnstable, Massachusetts. The recital will take place on Friday, December 2, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. with a suggested donation of $10. A holiday reception will follow the recital. Charleston, West Virginia native, T. JOSEPH MARCHIO, recently completed a Master of Divinity degree at Yale University through the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. He is currently the Director of Music and Organist at the First Congregational Church in Chatham, MA. He has served other churches in Connecticut, Ohio, and West Virginia. He has performed with choirs and as an organ soloist throughout the east coast and midwestern states. He and his wife, Sarah, reside in Harwich. Joseph’s organ studies at Yale were with Dr. Martin Jean and choral conducting studies with Marguerite Brooks. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies and a Bachelor of Music Degree in Organ Performance from The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. At Wooster, he was inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda, a music honorary, awarded the Theodore Presser Scholarship, and was twice the recipient of the Richard T. Gore Prize for organ students. Organ studies at Wooster were with John Russell and Dr. Thomas Gouwens. Joseph also studied organ with Todd Wilson at the Cleveland Institute of Music during his last year at Wooster. Other organ teachers include E. Wayne Eich of Charleston, West Virginia and David Higgs of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. During his studies at Wooster, he was involved in singing with and conducting the Wooster Chorus and the Wooster Choral Union. In 2002 and 2003, he conducted Handel’s Messiah and Faure’s Requiem with orchestra in Connecticut. In the coming year, he will be performing concerts in Wallingford, Connecticut; Charleston, West Virginia; and Chicago, Illinois. THE WEST PARISH MEMORIAL FOUNDATION INC. The new West Parish Memorial Pipe Organ is in the care of the West Parish Memorial Foundation, Inc. The Foundation was incorporated on May 17, 1950 to preserve the West Parish Meetinghouse in the town of Barnstable as an historical memorial of early America and Americans. Anyone who has an interest in the early Meetinghouse and early American history is welcomed to become a member of the foundation. WEST PARISH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH The congregation gathered in London in 1616 under the ministry of the Rev. Henry Jacob. These individuals despairing of any reform in the Church of England formed a separate congregation becoming the very first Congregational Church. By 1625, the Rev. Henry Jacob had been succeeded by the Rev. John Lothrop. After grave persecution, the Rev. John Lothrop and thirty members of the congregation moved to the Plymouth Colony. The Rev. Lothrop and his church members accepted land in Mattakeese forming the town of Barnstable in June of 1639. The first Meetinghouse was erected in 1646 about one-half mile from Sacrament Rock. Due to growth in the town in early 1715, a second parish was inevitable. A piece of high ground on land of John Crocker was chosen as the site for the West Parish Meetinghouse. Work...

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Recital--Organ Plus
Christ the King Parish (Mashpee, MA, United States)
Christopher Babcock (Centerville), Sarah Bach, soprano accompanied by her mother, Babette F. Bach (Falmouth), Karen E. Crosby (Osterville), Randolph S. James (Falmouth), T. Joseph Marchio (Harwich), Becket G. Senchur (Brewster) and and organ duet by husband and wife, Frank C. and Dilys Jones Smith (Eastham)

The works to be performed on this recital will span three centuries from Johann Sebastian Bach to a musical piece composed on spot, an improvisation on Patriotic Themes, in anticipation of Veteran’s Day. The following chapter members will be featured on this program.

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