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Organ at Davidson Press Release

We are proud to announce the fourteenth season of Organ at Davidson, with the opening concert played by Dr. Andrew Scanlon on September 16. A varied offering is planned for the season, including some of the finest Baroque violinists in the country, part of the NC Baroque Orchestra; Clara Gerdes, Davidson resident, Curtis Institute of Music graduate, multiple award-winner and Rising Star of the American Guild of Organists; a brother-sister duet with international concert organist Jonathan Dimmock and his sister Jane; some choral music with organ by the Choral Arts Society of Davidson; and the ever-popular Bach Birthday Bash, played this year by Dr. Joe Causby. Concerts are free, with donations supporting the series, and are followed by a reception.

A native of Methuen, Massachusetts, ANDREW SCANLON has been a professor in the keyboard faculty at East Carolina AndrewScanlon002_1-250x300University since 2009, where he directs the graduate and undergraduate programs in organ and sacred music.  In addition, he is the organist & choirmaster at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Greenville, NC and artistic director of East Carolina Musical Arts Education Foundation. He has performed organ recitals in important venues in the U.S., Europe, and Africa. Actively involved in the American Guild of Organists, Andrew Scanlon holds the Fellowship diploma (FAGO), has been a faculty member for three Pipe Organ Encounters, and serves on both the National Board of Examiners and the Committee on Professional Certification.

The program includes music by J.S. Bach, Jehan Alain, Henry Smart and.....Billy Strayhorn?!?!

In addition to the September program, future offerings include:

  • members of the N.C. Baroque Orchestra performing chamber music for violins and cello with a special chamber organ;
  • brilliant young Davidson organist Clara Gerdes, winner of multiple national competitions and a graduate of Curtis Institute of Music;
  • international concert organist Jonathan Dimmock of San Francisco, featuring a brother-sister organ duet;
  • the Choral Arts Society of Davidson singing music of Benjamin Britten, featuring organists Tom Robak and Jane Cain;
  • and the popular Bach Birthday Bash played by Dr. Joe Causby of Chapel Hill.

 

The Organ at Davidson series attracts listeners from all over the area, from Charlotte to Statesville. It is a wonderful musical outreach for our church, and a means of sharing great organ music played on a beautiful instrument. We are grateful to the many people who support the series with their donations, and to the faithful Friends of the Organ who plan lovely receptions.

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In order to sustain and build the Organ at Davidson series, you are invited to become a contributor. Your name will appear in each recital program, with thanks for your support.  Click here if you would like to donate on-line or click here to print the donation form.

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Season Brochure 2019