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Chase Loomer

Organ at Davidson - January 15

Multi-talented Rising Star Organist Opens 2018 Program

Charlotte native Chase Loomer, completing his senior year in organ performance with David Higgs at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, returns home to play an impressive and enjoyable program on January 15 as the first artist of 2018 in Organ at Davidson’s 12th annual series.

Organ at Davidson performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the sanctuary of Davidson College Presbyterian Church at 100 Main Street, Davidson.  The free recitals are followed by a meet-the-artist reception hosted by Friends of the Organ.  Donations to expand the 12-year-old series are appreciated.  

Loomer’s program opens with the first movement of Widor’s Symphony no. 6, followed by Brahms’ Fugue in Ab Minor and Messiaen’s Dieu Parmi Nous.  The second half selections feature Calvin Hampton’s Lullaby, J.S. Bach’s Trio Sonata no. 2 and concludes with Persichetti’s movements 2 & 3 from his Sonata for Organ.

Currently Assistant Organist at Greece, New York’s Bethany Presbyterian Church, Chase Loomer served Mooresville’s Centre Presbyterian Church as interim organist as well as having summer music internships at Charlotte churches Covenant Presbyterian and Christ Episcopal.  In Rochester he was a VanDelinder Fellow at Christ Church, awarded the inaugural Casparini Prize for excellence in organ performance.

During high school years January’s recitalist was a five-time recipient of the valued Stigall Scholarship.  In recent years Chase Loomer has won first place and judges’ notice in American Guild of Organists’ competitions throughout the southeast.  His previous teachers have included Dr. Patrick Scott, Dr. Katie Ann McCarty.  He also studied piano with Dr. Dylan Savage and the late Dr. Ruskin Cooper.

In 2016 Chase Loomer was featured as a Rising Star at the American Guild of Organists’ National Convention in Houston and attended the Organ Historical Society Convention as an E. Power Biggs Fellow.  Additionally he was a featured young artist at the 2017 Pipe Organ Encounter Advanced in Birmingham, Ala.


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