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On Wednesday, May 27, at 12:15 p.m., keyboard artist Christa Rakich will perform a solo clavichord recital, live-streamed from her home studio. Program: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Inventions, Part 2 Concert and recording artist Christa Rakich performs widely throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. She is Visiting Professor of Organ at Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio through the academic year 2019-2020. Near her home in Connecticut, she maintains two Artist-in-Residencies: St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford and the Congregational Church of Somers. Past Artist-in-Residencies have included the University of Pennsylvania and First Lutheran Church in Boston.

Works by Bach
Music at the Red Door - St. John's Episcopal Church

Contact: concerts@reddoormusic.org
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On June 2nd, 1937, French organist and composer Louis Vierne died on the organ bench while playing a concert at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. This year on June 2nd, organist Raymond Hawkins will tempt fate by playing a program that features the works of Louis Vierne and his contemporaries, including the very last piece of music Vierne ever played. Due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, there will be no audience present, but the concert will be livestreamed online on Raymond Hawkins' Youtube channel (see link in description). This concert, hosted by St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Marblehead, Mass., is given in part to support the Greater Boston Food Bank and their efforts to assist our neighbors who are struggling to afford food during this uncertain time. A suggested donation of $10 per person is asked, though any amount is welcomed and appreciated.

Works by Louis Vierne, Charles-Marie Widor, Marcel Dupré, René Vierne
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Supporting the Greater Boston Food Bank
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Highly-acclaimed Baroque and early music cellist Shirley Hunt will perform a solo recital from her home studio, playing music of Bach, Supriani, Dall’Abaco, and Ahbez.

Works by Bach, Supriani, Dall’Abaco, and Ahbez
Music at the Red Door - St. John's Episcopal Church

Contact: concerts@reddoormusic.org
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David Michael Kenney, Sr. plays compositions by women composers on the Great Organ at Methuen Memorial Music Hall.

Works by Hensel, Diemer, Boundy, Portman, Beach, Price, Bober, Boulanger, Ashford, Bartholomew, Prestat, Stirling, Schumann, Shepherd, and Kim
Methuen Memorial Music Hall

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On June 2nd, 1937, French organist and composer Louis Vierne died on the organ bench while playing a concert at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. His funeral was on June 5th. This year on June 5th, organist Raymond Hawkins will tempt fate by playing a program that features the works of Louis Vierne and his contemporaries, including the very last piece of music Vierne ever played. Due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, there will be no audience present, but the concert will be livestreamed online at the following link: https://youtu.be/eZeGnGSeaBA See Facebook event here: https://<a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/2646646722328192/" target="_blank">(link)</a>

Works by Vierne, Widor, Dupré, René Vierne
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Proceeds go to Greater Boston Food Bank
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The 2020 Pipes Alive! series concludes with Benjamin Straley playing an all-Bach recital on the Austin Organ at St. John's Episcopal Church. To mark Trinity Sunday, Benjamin has chosen works that incorporate threes: three flats, three voices, a triple fugue, and mores.

Works by Bach
Music at the Red Door - St. John's Episcopal Church

Contact: concerts@reddoormusic.org
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Conductor and keyboard artist Tim Stella will perform a solo recital from his home studio. Program: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Overture in French Style, BWV 831 As Associate Conductor of Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera for the past twenty two years, Tim was part of the last and only show performing on March 12, 2020 before the shutdown. He served as Vocal Coach to Emmy Rossum as Christine, and Gerard Butler as the Phantom for the film. In addition to Music Directing a multitude of Broadway Shows for over forty years, he was a keyboard specialist on numerous albums, soundtracks and commercials. Mr. Stella is the former Resident Music Director, at Goodspeed Opera House, Organist, Arranger, and Conductor, at Radio City Music Hall and Conductor of Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s Symphonic Sondheim, a special concert he programmed. He has been the Music Director for over forty years at Saint Peter Claver, West Hartford, CT. Mr. Stella graduated from the Hartt College of Music, and was honored as Alumnus of the Year in 2000.

Works by Bach
Music at the Red Door - St. John's Episcopal Church

Contact: concerts@reddoormusic.org
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Kyle Bertulli, organist at St. Mary of the Assumption parish in Dedham, Mass. plays a program featuring works of Rheinberger, Paine, Bach, Grieg, and Neven on the Great Organ at Methuen Memorial Music Hall.

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Methuen Memorial Music Hall

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Friday noon from All Saints, Ashmont. Featuring the Fisk organ Praeludium in E minor, BuxWV 142 – Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr', BWV 662, BWV 663, BWV 664 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

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Parish of All Saints, Ashmont

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Keyboard artist Christa Rakich will perform a solo recital from her home studio, playing Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 on the pedal piano, a variety of piano that has a pedalboard like that on a pipe organ, adding a lower register of notes that are played with the feet. Christa Rakich performs widely throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. She is Visiting Professor of Organ at Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio through the academic year 2019-2020. Near her home in Connecticut, she maintains two Artist-in-Residencies: St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford and the Congregational Church of Somers. Past Artist-in-Residencies have included the University of Pennsylvania and First Lutheran Church in Boston.

Works by Bach
Music at the Red Door - St. John's Episcopal Church

Contact: concerts@reddoormusic.org
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Heinrich Christensen, Music Director at historic King's Chapel in Boston and a past dean of the Boston Chapter of AGO plays Dudley Buck, George Gershwin, and Louis Vierne on the Great Organ at Methuen Memorial Music Hall.

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Methuen Memorial Music Hall

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Friday noon at All Saints, Ashmont -- Featuring the Skinner organ Fugue sur le thème du Carillon des Heures de la Cathédrale de Soissons – Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986) Sonata IV, Opus 65 – Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Scherzo, Opus 2 – Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

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Parish of All Saints, Ashmont

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Organist Scott Lamlein will perform a solo recital on the Austin Organ at St. John’s Episcopal Church. On the program: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 545 Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986): Méditation Maurice Duruflé: Choral Varie on Veni Creator Spiritus Scott Lamlein is Artistic Director of Music at the Red Door and Director of Music and Organist for St. John’s. Active as a concert organist, church musician, choral conductor, teacher, and concert presenter, Lamlein is noted for his inspiring musicianship; a review in The American Organist, the journal of the American Guild of Organists, noted that “he plays with conviction, infusing virtuosic flair and fire” in the music.

Works by Bach, Duruflé
Music at the Red Door - St. John's Episcopal Church

Contact: concerts@reddoormusic.org
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Dr. Janet E. Hunt, Music Director/Organist at St. John's Seminary in Brighton, MA is featured in the Willoughby Frrederick and Emma Jacobson Watts Memorial Organ Recital at Methuen Memorial Music Hall. She will play works by Lubeck, Distler, Vaughn Williams, Liszt, Howells, and Vierne.

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Methuen Memorial Music Hall

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Friday noon at All Saints, Ashmont -- Featuring the Fisk organ Troisième Symphonie, Opus 28 – Louis Vierne (1870-1937) I. Allegro maestoso II. Cantilène III. Intermezzo IV. Adagio V. Final

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Parish of All Saints, Ashmont

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Matthew K. Emkey, a four-year recipient of the four-year Presidential Scholarship for Distinguished Achievement was a student of Composer-in-Residence, Dr. Dan Locklair. He has served the Diocese of Palm Beach as the Director of Music Ministries & Organist at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola, Music Director & Organist at St. Vincent Ferrer Parish. He is the former Dean of the Palm Beach AGO Chapter and current Sub-Dean of the Portland, ME AGO chapter. Matt currently serves the Parish of the Holy Eucharist, the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Williston-Immanuel United Church as Director of Music & Organist.

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First Church in Marlborough

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Jennifer Pascual, Music Director at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, plays works by Creston, Bach, Surzyński, Chopin, Kasilag, Robinson, Mendelssohn, Peele, Hakim, Yon, Langlais and Stanford at Methuen Memorial Music Hall.

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Methuen Memorial Music Hall

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Leonardo Ciampa plays works by Italian composers on the Great Organ at Methuen Memorial Music Hall.

Works by Amici, Frescobaldi, Scarlatti, da Bergamo, Petrali, Bossi, Di Tullio, Yon and Ciampa
Methuen Memorial Music Hall

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Sarah Johnson, a doctoral student at Eastman School of Music, is a native of Garland, Maine. She served as Organ Scholar at Holy Name Parish in West Roxbury, MA and Assistant Librarian at the Organ Library of the American Guild of Organists while she pursued a Master of Sacred Music from Boston University, studying with Peter Sykes. Her program includes works by Widor, Duruflé, Muhly, Mendelssohn, Kittel, Kirnberger, Homilius, Krebs and Willan.

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Methuen Memorial Music Hall

Contact: 978-683-0693
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