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Would you like to enliven those traditional hymns? Do you want to vary your accompaniments, especially the ones with eight verses? Has your congregation expressed an interest in singing more Gospel music? When presented with a traditional spiritual, do you wonder how to enhance it? The Department of Music Ministries at Avon Congregational Church is presenting a free workshop for you given by Wayne Dixon, Gospel Musician Extraordinaire! Wayne will show you some simple techniques to free you from executing those long whole notes that are- well, way too long! Wayne will surely educate, entertain and inspire. He is a busy church musician in the Hartford area and if you ever get a chance to hear him sing, don’t miss it! He is a joy to be around and he can vamp ‘til the cows come home!
Wayne Dixon
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Avon Congregational Church

Contact: Dianne Rechel
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Organist Katelyn Emerson, praised for her "great sensitivity" and "exciting artistry" (The American Organist), showcases repertoire from the 14th-21st centuries in performances throughout the United States and Europe. She has performed in numerous esteemed venues, notably including the Hallgrímskirkja (Iceland), Cathédrale Saint-Omer (France), Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic Hall (Russia), Cathédrale St-Quentin (Hasselt, Belgium), the Hauptkirche St. Petri (Hamburg, Germany), on the Kotzschmar Memorial Organ of Merrill Auditorium (Portland, ME, U.S.A.), Severance Hall (Cleveland, OH, U.S.A.), Reith Recital Hall at Goshen College (IN, U.S.A.), and others. https://<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwCktAVfgnI" target="_blank">www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwCktAVfgnI</a> 2016 AGO NYACOP First Prize Winner <br><br> Part of <a href='http://firstumusic.com/festival/'>2017 Court Hill Music Festival</a>
Katelyn Emerson
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First Unitarian

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Join Heritage Chorale, Maestro John Finney, full orchestra, and professional soloists (featuring Philip Lima as Elijah), for the biblical story of the fiery prophet, sung in the English setting by Mendelssohn himself. With soloists singing the words of the characters (King Ahab, Queen Jezebel, and more) and the chorus narrating and singing the parts of large groups such as the followers of the demon god Bael, Mendelssohn's oratorio “Elijah” will take your breath away. Families with older children will enjoy this. Free parking, Tickets and info at <a href="http://www.heritagechorale.org" target="_blank">http://www.heritagechorale.org</a>
Heritage Chorale, Director John Finney, Philip Lima, Bethany Worrell, Roselin Osser, Michael Calmes
Works by Mendelssohn
Joseph P. Keefe Technical High School
Child $10, $5 Discounts off all advance
Contact: operations@heritagechorale.org
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Come to hear glorious choral and instrumental music by the baroque composer Dieterich Buxtehude, who was perhaps the most influential mentor to the young J. S. Bach. St. Mary's Adult and Youth choirs will join forces with outstanding singers and period instrumentalists from the Boston area to present a selection of Buxtehude's most celebrated choral and instrumental works. The repertoire will include his Cantata BuxWV 4 "Alles was ihr tut" and his dubious "Magnificat ex D." Come enjoy the beauty of this music, and join us for a reception afterwards. Free and open to all!
St. Mary's Choir, Choristers & Period Orchestra, Juan A. Mesa, Conductor
Works by Dieterich Buxtehude, Heinrich Isaac
St. Mary's Church

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"Sing Praise To The Lord" is a Festival of Hymns based on The Lord's Prayer. Featuring massed choir, brass quintet, organ and timpani, the program will feature many familiar hymns and anthems. With works and arrangements by John Ireland, Richard Webster, and Karg-Elert
The Choirs of St Francis of Assisi, Peacedale Congregational, Ascension Episcopal and St. Peter's By The Sea Churches
Works by Richard Webster, John Ireland, Gustav Holst, Siegfried Karg-Elert
Saint Peter's By The Sea

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"Sing Praise To The Lord" is a Festival of Hymns based on The Lord's Prayer. Featuring massed choir, brass quintet, organ and timpani, the program will feature many familiar hymns and anthems. With works and arrangements by John Ireland, Richard Webster, and Karg-Elert
The Choirs of St Francis of Assisi, Peacedale Congregational, Ascension Episcopal and St. Peter's By The Sea Churches
Works by Richard Webster, John Ireland, Gustav Holst, Siegfried Karg-Elert
Saint Peter's By The Sea

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MARION — The organ recital series at the First Congregational Church of Marion will continue at 5 p.m. May 21 at 28 Main St., Marion, with a program of music specially selected to show off the church’s historic 1883 George S. Hutchings mechanical-action organ. Soloist Robert Jan August was educated in the Netherlands and the United States. He has toured and recorded in Europe and the U.S. and is currently director of music at Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford, Connecticut. While pursuing his doctoral degree at the New England Conservatory of Music, he served as Assistant University Organist and Choirmaster at Memorial Church at Harvard University. In 2010, his doctoral thesis, “An Old Look at Schumann’s Organ Works,” was published in the U.S. and Europe, celebrating the composer’s 200th birthday. Works by Robert Schumann, J.S. Bach and J.C.H. Rinck, Charles-Marie Widor and Carl Ruggles.
Robert August
Works by Rinck, Schumann, Ruggles, Bach, Widor, Ives, Paine,
First Congregational Church of Marion

A wonderful way to socialize with your colleagues. Great food and drink in a lovely setting. Included in the evening is the Annual Meeting of the chapter, when new board members are elected and next

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Pond House - Elizabeth Park

Three young organists, from New Hampshire and Maine, open the 15-week Summer Series of Wednesday night organ recitals at MMMH. Works by Walther, Bach, Brahms, Franck, Dupre, Saint-Saens, Leighton and Ketelbey.
Young Artists: Marshall Joos, Noah Jacobs and Seamus Gethicker
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Methuen Memorial Music Hall
Adults: $12; Children: $5
Contact: MethuenOrganConcerts@gmail.com
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Traditional Catholic devotional hymns to Mary, led by organist and cantor, with a brief backgorund explanation of the history and significance of each hymn. http://<a href="http://www.catholicdevotionalhymns.com/" target="_blank">www.catholicdevotionalhymns.com/</a>
Peter Krasinski, organist; Mark Nemeskal, cantor; Dr. Peter Meggison, hymnologist.
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St. Joseph Church

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Join us for a fabulous concert of organ and cello, featuring celebrity organist Chelsea Chen and cellist Joseph Lee! Admission is free, suggested donation $20. No tickets required. A reception follows in the church hall. This event is co-sponsored by the Greater Hartford Chapter, American Guild of Organists.
Chelsea Chen, organist, with Joseph Lee, cello
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St. John's Episcopal Church

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The UU Urban Ministry is proud to present classical guitarist John Muratore and organist Ted Johnson for a concert at the historic First Church in Roxbury Meetinghouse. The concert is free, with donations gratefully accepted. Proceeds from the concert will kick off a fundraising drive for upkeep of the Meetinghouse’s 1883 Hook and Hastings organ. Mr. Muratore will play solo guitar works by Tárrega, Torroba, Piazzolla, Barrios, Koshkin and Hand, and will be joined by organist Ted Johnson for Antonio Vivaldi's ever-popular Concerto in D. Mr. Johnson, an active member of the American Guild of Organists, has performed on numerous programs in the greater Boston Area, including two concerts on the wonderful Hook & Hastings organ in the First Church in Roxbury Meetinghouse.
John Muratore and Ted Johnson
Works by Tárrega, Torroba, Piazzolla, Barrios, Koshkin, Hand, Vivaldi
First Church in Roxbury at the UU Urban Ministry

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KHARIS Chamber Players is a multi-faceted Chamber Music group performing a wide array of classical repertoire for Piano, Winds and Strings. The musicians joining together for this concert are active solo and chamber performers in the Boston area and beyond and have collaborated for several years, performing in various formations (quartets, trios, duos and occasional solos or quintets) in many different venues. The French repertoire for Piano and Winds includes some of the finest music ever written for wind instruments during the late 19th century - early 20th century and beyond. An “Aubade” (“Alborada” in Spanish) was a love poem meant to be sung at dawn by the “troubadours”, medieval poets of Southern France - as opposed to a “Serenade”, sung in the evening. French composers started using the term again for various musical compositions in the 19th and 20th century. Camille Saint-Saens' lively Caprice on Danish and Russian Airs, Op.79, for Piano and Winds, Olivier
Kharis Chamber Players; Meghan Jacoby, Flute; Ben Fox, Oboe; Todd Brunel, Clarinet; Natacha Rist, Piano
Works by Debussy Fauré, Messiaen, Milhaud, Saint-Saëns
Tabernacle Church

Contact: Tabernacle Church, (978)744-3164; Salem Multi-Faith Festival, www.multifaithfest.com
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Harpsichordists Lee Ridgway and Michael Brazile come together to perform sublime harpsichord music of Louis Couperin and Froberger, and the poignant lute works of Ennemond, Denis Gaultier, Jacques Gallot, and Charles Mouton played on the harpsichord. Featuring a 17th-century French harpsichord by Alan Gotto, after the Anonymous Parisian, 1667, now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; it sports a range of GG/BB-c ̋ with short and broken bass octave, a=392. A treat for connoisseurs!
Lee Ridgway & Michael Brazile
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Gordon Chapel, Old South Church

Contact: Lee Ridgway, 617-436-1193
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At this event, participants will briefly rehearse and sing through the miscellaneous motets and choruses of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Choral scores, tee shirts, and refreshments will be provided free of charge. The Memorial Church, Harvard University. FREE. 617-496-3192
Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor; Thomas Sheehan, organ; Paul Corneilson, moderator
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The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Contact: pcorneilson@packhum.org
Krasinski presents "Popular Music for the Organ: Three Personalities of the King of Instruments" Composers: Beethoven, Mozart, Elgar, Chabrier, Sullivan, JS Bach, Handel, Ketèlbey; Krasinski: Improvisation; Wingy Manone, as played by Glenn Miller; Duke Ellington and Barney Bigard; John Lennon and Paul McCartney; Leonard Bernstein. All arrangements by Peter Krasinski.
Peter Edwin Krasinski
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Methuen Memorial Music Hall
Separate price for children: $5
Contact: MethuenOrganConcerts@gmail.com
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Organ music of Bach, Mendelssohn, Widor and Messiaen performed by Alexander Pattavina. Alex is a rising senior at The Juilliard School, NYC, pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Organ Performance as a student of Paul Jacobs.
Alexander Pattavina
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St. Joseph Church

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Recital on the Great Organ: ONE Frederick Hohman: Methuen Fanfare (World Premiere at this performance) TWO JS Bach: Prelude and Fugue in F minor, BWV 534; THREE Suite No. 1 in G major for unaccompanied Cello, BWV 1007 (transcr. Hohman, for organ pedal solo with organ continuo accompaniment). FOUR Schumann: Innig, from Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56, No. 4. FIVE Franck: Pastorale, Op. 19. SIX Widor: Finale – Allegro vivace, from Deuxième Symphonie en ré majeur, Op. 13, No. 2. SEVEN Liszt: 3. La Campanella (Busoni version), from Grandes études de Paganini, S.141. EIGHT Wagner; transcr. Lemare: Vorspiel (Prelude, Act I) and Liebestod (Transfiguration, Act III), from Tristan und Isolde. NINE Josef Strauss and Johann Strauss, Jr.: Pizzicato Polka (transcr. Hohman). TEN Duruflé: Toccata, from Suite pour Orgue, Op. 5
Frederick Hohman, organist
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Methuen Memorial Music Hall
Separate price for children: $5
Contact: MethuenOrganConcerts@gmail.com
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Organ music of Bach, Schumann and Reger, performed by Lukas Hasler (University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz, Austria) See <a href="http://www.lukashasler.com/" target="_blank">http://www.lukashasler.com/</a>
Lukas Hasler
Works by Bach, Schumann and Reger
St. Joseph Church

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With Bishop McManus recently consecrating the Diocese of Worcester to the Blessed Virgin Mary, it is entirely fitting that we should celebrate with music in honor of Her. Please join us at St. John's in Clinton on Sunday, June 25th at 3pm, as we welcome back the professional Schola Cantorum of St. John's Church in Worcester, as part of our Sacred Music Series. The program will feature beautiful Marian choral music, including several settings of the beloved Ave Maria text. The concert is free, approximately one hour long, and families are welcome. Donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the performers and the parish. Please do not miss this glorious opportunity to mark a special moment in our Diocesan history. St. John's is located at 80 Union St. (Routes 62 and 70) in Clinton, and is ramp accessible. St. John's and its music program were recently featured on the front page of the Easter Sunday edition of the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. You may read the story and
The Professional Schola Cantorum of St. John's Church in Worcester
Works by Parsons, Victoria, Handl, Bruckner, Stopford, Conahan
St. John the Guardian of Our Lady Parish

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With Bishop McManus recently consecrating the Diocese of Worcester to the Blessed Virgin Mary, it is entirely fitting that we should celebrate with music in honor of Her. Please join us at St. John's in Clinton on Sunday, June 25th at 3pm, as we welcome back the professional Schola Cantorum of St. John's Church in Worcester, as part of our Sacred Music Series. The program will feature beautiful Marian choral music, including several settings of the beloved Ave Maria text. The concert is free, approximately one hour long, and families are welcome. Donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the performers and the parish. Please do not miss this wonderful opportunity to mark a special moment in our Diocesan history. St. John's is located at 80 Union St. (Routes 62 and 70) in Clinton, and is ramp accessible. St. John's and its music program were recently featured on the front page of the Easter Sunday edition of the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. You may read the story an
The Schola Cantorum of St. John's Church in Worcester
Works by Parsons, Victoria, Handl, Bruckner, Stopford
St. John the Guardian of Our Lady Parish

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2016-2017 Young Organist Initiative Scholarship Winners will be performing works by Bach, Dupré, Tournemire, Verne and Zipoli as part of the Noon Hour Concert Series at King's Chapel in Boston.
Zachary Todd, Savannah Curro, Mathilde Sundaram, Jo Ellen Lindeman, Owen Carter
Works by Bach, Dupré, Tournemire, Vierne, Zipoli
King's Chapel

The Great Organ
Rosalind Mohnsen, organist
Works by Whiting, Paine, Bingham, Swinnen, Franck, Roger-Ducasse, Vierne, Dupré
Methuen Memorial Music Hall

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Summer of Music featuring 20 bands, returns on Saturday, July 1st and continues every Thursday and Saturday through August 31st July 1 – August 31, 2017 Redondo Beach Pier 100 Fishermans Wharf Redondo Beach, California 90277 For over 20 years, the Redondo Pier Association has sponsored the biggest free summer concert series in the South Bay of Los Angeles. Summer of Music featuring 20 bands, returns on Saturday, July 1, 2017 and continues every Thursday and Saturday through Saturday, August 31, 2017. All concerts are at the West end of The Pier except concerts on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays will take place on The Octagon, where The Pier meets The International Boardwalk (below Kincaid's). All pier events are weather permitting. Concert schedule is subject to change. Bring a low-backed beach chair or blanket. DATE/TIME BAND/GENRE Saturday, July 1, 2017 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Mayaztek Genre: Cumbia Thursday, July 6, 2017 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Popravinas Gen
Redondo Pier Association
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Redondo Pier

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The Greater Hartford Chapter will host a Pipe Organ Encounter (POE) at Trinity College from July 16-21, 2017. POEs have been wildly successful in attracting and retaining talented young musicians

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Trinity College

Monica Czausz kicks off Orgelfest17 Kotzschmar Organ Summer Series. She has been recognized by The Diapason as one of top 20 organists under 30 for her “superior accomplishments, leadership, creativity, and innovative thinking.” Pre-concert Kotzschmar Konversation at 6:30pm in Merrill Auditorium’s Rehearsal Room. Concert at 7:30pm.
Monica Czausz
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Merrill Auditorium
Admission $15, Seniors $13, Students $10
Contact: www.porttix.com
Principal Tabernacle Organist Richard Elliott at the Mormon Tabernacle comes to play the Kotzschmar! Highlight of the program is 'Pictures at an Exhibition' by Modest Mussorgsky. Pre-concert Kotzschmar Konversation at 6:30pm in Merrill Auditorium’s Rehearsal Room. Concert at 7:30pm.
Richard Elliott
Works by Bach, Mussorgsky, Mushel, Jenkins, Schreiner, Gershwin, Cundick
Merrill Auditorium
Admission $15, Seniors $13, Students $10
Contact: www.porttix.com
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Celebrate the Kotzschmar Organ with a day of free concerts and tours! Have you ever walked through an organ before? Now's your chance! Tour the Kotzschmar Organ, learn how an organ works, and hear local organists. Free of charge! Full details on tour times and organists on our website. 10am-4pm. Come for one of the scheduled tours and hear Maine organists play the Kotzschmar! Tours: 12:30pm and 4pm, no reservations required, just show up! A free event – donations greatly appreciated
Maine Organists
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Merrill Auditorium

Contact: info@foko.org
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Theater organist Nathan Avakian brings his creative talent to the Kotzschmar Organ in a multi-media concert. Pre-concert Kotzschmar Konversation at 6:30pm in Merrill Auditorium’s Rehearsal Room. Concert at 7:30pm.
Nathan Avakian
Works by
Merrill Auditorium
Admission $15, Seniors $13, Students $10
Contact: www.porttix.com
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On August 20 at 8 PM, Andrew and Beverly Soll celebrate the “Wood, Wire, and Wind” of the three Jeremy Adams instruments at the Annisquam Village Church. Andrew Soll will play both the chamber and gallery organs and Beverly Soll will take on the harpsichord, demonstrating the versatility and singularity of these instruments in a program of classical solos and duos from the works of Bach, Mozart, Sweelinck, Hindemith, and Handel. A reception follows. AnnisquamVillageChurch.org KathleenAdamsMusic@gmail.com FaceBook.com/MusicAnnisquamVillageChurch
Andrew Soll, Beverly Soll
Works by Bach, Mozart, Sweelinck, Hindemith, and Handel
Annisquam Village Church

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Portland’s very own Municipal Organist, Ray Cornils, wraps up the Orgelfest17 summer series with the help of Kotzschmar Festival Brass! Pre-concert Kotzschmar Konversation at 6:30pm in Merrill Auditorium’s Rehearsal Room. Concert at 7:30pm.
Ray Cornils
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Merrill Auditorium
Admission $20, Seniors $18, Students $10
Contact: www.porttix.com
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Concert organist and world elite performer, Nathan Laube, comes to play the Kotzschmar. Pre-concert Kotzschmar Konversation at 6:30pm in Merrill Auditorium’s Rehearsal Room. Concert at 7:30pm.
Nathan Laube
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Merrill Auditorium
Admission $20, Seniors $18, Students $10
Contact: www.porttix.com
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Organist Tom Trenney provides an improvised soundtrack for this classic silent film, The Phantom of the Opera on the Kotzschmar Organ. Come early for pre-concert activities, including a costume contest!
Tom Trenney
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Merrill Auditorium
Admission $20, Seniors $18, Students $10
Contact: www.porttix.com
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Come celebrate the holiday season with Ray Cornils' final performance as Municipal Organist of the Kotzschmar Organ! Join a Kotzschmar Organ family tradition that features holiday music from throughout the centuries — festive, reflective, fun, and inspiration for the ears! This performance features Ray Cornils’ final performance as Municipal Organist, celebrating 27 years at the helm of the Kotzschmar. Come celebrate the holiday season with us! Public retirement reception for Ray Cornils to follow concert. All are welcome!
Ray Cornils
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Merrill Auditorium
$27-$50 Admission, Students $15, Kids 12
Contact: www.porttix.com