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Recital--Organ Solo
First Presbyterian Church, 1621 E. Garrison Blvd. (Gastonia, NC, United States)
Brennan Szafron

Brennan Szafron is the first full-time organist and choirmaster of the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Spartanburg, SC, where he has served since 2003. A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, he holds degrees from the University of Alberta (BM), Yale University (MM), and the University of Michigan (DMA). He has concertized throughout Canada and the United States and has successfully competed in many competitions, most recently the 2008 Royal Canadian College of Organists Improvisation competition, where he was the third prize recipient. The program will include works by Mendelssohn, J.S. Bach, Dupre, Paulus, Sowerby, Bedard, Kloppers, and Larry...

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Recital--Organ Solo
Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 E. Morehead St. (Charlotte, NC, United States)
Br. Jonathan Ryan, SJC

A native of Union County, NC, Brother Jonathan Ryan, SJC, has been Principal Organist at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago, IL and a member of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius, a Roman Catholic men’s religious order founded in Chicago in 1998 with a charism of solemn liturgy, sacred arts, and catechesis in parish ministry, since 2006. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Eastman School of Music, he is first prize winner in several national organ competitions, including the Poister, Schweitzer, Rodland, and Augustana Arts-Reuter Competitions, and has concertized as an organist throughout the United States, France, England, and Sweden. The program will include works by Messian, Bach, Durufle, Ligeti, G. S. Jerusalem, and...

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Recital--Organ Solo
Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Main St. (Davidson, NC, United States)
Thomas Fielding

Thomas Fielding, DM, is director of music for Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh, and is a graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs’ School of Music. A performing and composition competitions laureate, he concertizes widely and receives regular commissions for new works by ensembles of all kinds. The program will include Tuba Tune by Norman Cocker; Prelude, Fugue et Variation Op. 18 by Cesar Franck; Dramatic-Lyric by David H. Johnson; and Introduction, Passacaglia, and Fugue by Healey Willan.

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Recital--Organ Solo
Myers Park Baptist Church (Charlotte, NC, United States)
Organ Students from the Charlotte area

The Charlotte Chapter of the American Guild of Organists established the Robert and Ann Stigall Scholarship in 2004, in honor of Bob and Ann’s many years of service at Myers Park Presbyterian Church and in the Charlotte community. This program will feature the 2008 winners of the Robert and Ann Stigall Scholarship as well as other high school and college organ students in the Charlotte area.

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Festival
Myers Park Baptist Church, 1900 Queens Rd. (Charlotte, NC, United States)
Malcolm Archer, Director; Patrick Pope, Organist; Alan Reed, Course Manager

Malcolm Archer, FRSCM, Master of the Choristers at St. Paul’s Cathedral London from 2004-2007, will direct a choir of boys, girls, teens, and adults from 11 southeastern states in a service of Choral Evensong in the English cathedral tradition. Patrick Pope, former assistant musician at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Charlotte and now a doctoral candidate at Indiana University, will serve as organist. Choral selections will include Two Hymns to the Mother of God by John Tavener; Versicles, Responses, and Lord’s Prayer by Bernard Rose; Magnificat and Nunc dimittis by Malcolm Archer; I give you a new commandment by Peter Aston; and Hear my words, ye people by C.H.H....

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Recital--Organ Solo
First Baptist Church, 301 S. Davidson St. (Charlotte, NC, United States)
Florence M. Jowers

Florence Jowers, Associate Professor of Music and College Organist at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and interim organist at First Baptist Church, Hickory, holds degrees in organ performance and church music from Yale University and Stetson University. Additional work was done in Vienna, Austria with Peter Planyavsky and as a Rotary Foundation Scholar with Anton Heiller. She also directs the Lenoir-Rhyne Youth Chorus. She has served the AGO as Dean of the Hickory Chapter and newsletter editor and executive board member of the Pittsburgh and Charlotte Chapters. The program will include works by Bach, Durufle, Rheinberger, Widor, and a four-hand sonata by Gustan Merkel played with Kenneth...

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Recital--Organ Solo
Jones Auditorium at Meredith College (Raleigh, NC, United States)
Brent Daniel Shaw (with Tom Trenney on one piece)

Friday, May 1 – Raleigh Brent Shaw, Organist, Meredith College Graduate Student Masters Graduate Recital Program: Choral in A minor by Cesar Franck, “Blithely Breezing Along” by Stephen Paulus, Organ Duet Variations on an Easter Theme by John Rutter (with organist Tom Trenney), Trio Sonata No. 2 in C minor by J.S.Bach, Transports de Joie by Olivier Messiaen, Variations on the Star Spangled Banner by Dudley Buck, To God be the Glorr=y arr. Kenneth Varner Jones Auditorium at Meredith College at 8pm, Free 3800 Hillsborough St.

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Recital--Organ Solo
Duke University Chapel (Durham, NC, United States)
Iain Quinn

A performance of the complete Sept Chorale Poems of French mystic Charles Tournemire interspersed with readings.

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Recital--Organ Solo
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church (Charlotte, NC, United States)
R. Monty Bennett

A benefit rectial for the International Children’s Outreach Ministry featuring music by African and African-American composers as well as music composed in Africa.

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Recital--Organ Solo
Christ United Methodist Church (Greensboro, NC, United States)
Jean-Baptiste ROBIN

Organ recital. Works by Couperin, Grigny, Bach, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Bartok, Messiaen and Robin (Regard vers l’Aïr) Christ United Methodist Church

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