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Join us for an organ concert by guest artist Clara Gerdes, part of the Celebratory Concert Series for the Completion of the St. Cecilia Organ at the Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans, MA. The concert will feature the premiere of Supplication and Celebration by Samuel Adler, an organ duet written for the completion of the organ. This newly completed surround-sound instrument restored by Nelson Barden of Boston, is comprised of parts of twenty-seven different E.M. Skinner organs, includes over 12,000 pipes, and is the only one in the world with its particular surround-sound configuration. Tickets: 508-240-2400

Works by Dupre, Franck, Bach, Durufle, Adler
Church of the Transfiguration

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Gail Archer, an international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor and lecturer will perform on the Cathedral's 101-rank historic E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings Organ on Sunday, May 22 at 3:00 p.m. Her program will feature Ukrainian composers Viktor Goncharenko, Svitlana Ostrova, Mykola Kolessa, plus Bach, Brahms, Boulanger, and Demessieux. Suggested Donation $25 | $15 Seniors & Students. Tickets are available online (Eventbrite) and at the door Children 17 and under are free!

Works by Viktor Goncharenko, Svitlana Ostrova, Mykola Kolessa, plus Bach, Brahms, Boulanger, and Demessieux
Cathedral of the Holy Cross
online donations to the Cathedral Organ
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The Assabet Valley Mastersingers will present The Seasons, by Franz Joseph Haydn, on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 3:30pm in the Robert R. Jay Performing Center at St. John’s High School, 378 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA. Dr, Robert P. Eaton, Founder and Artistic Director, will conduct the soloists Soprano Dana Varga, Tenor Gregory Zavracky, and Baritone John Salvi, along with the orchestra and ensemble.

Works by Franz Joseph Haydn
R. R. Jay Performing Arts Center at Saint John's High School

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The Assabet Valley Mastersingers will present The Seasons, by Franz Joseph Haydn, on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 3:30pm in the Robert R. Jay Performing Center at St. John’s High School, 378 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA. Dr, Robert P. Eaton, Founder and Artistic Director, will conduct the soloists Soprano Mary Johnston Letellier, Tenor Gregory Zavracky, and Baritone John Salvi, along with the orchestra and ensemble.

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R. R. Jay Performing Arts Center at Saint John's High School

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Michael Barone, host of American Public Media's Pipedreams program, will emcee a concert featuring six area young artists in an eclectic program of organ works. The young artists are: Nathan Barcelona of Rochester NH, Andrew Byers of Newton MA, Savannah Curro of Arlington MA, Marshall Joos of Somersworth NH, David Kenney Jr. of Hampton NH, and Ryan Slocum of Oxford ME. Doors open at 7:00p.m. Tickets available at the door or online at <a href="http://mmmh.brownpapertickets.com" target="_blank">(link)</a>

Works by Mendelssohn, Widor, Langlais, Howells, Alain, Schroeder, Hovhaness, Bach, Demessieux, Franck, and others
Methuen Memorial Music Hall
5 for children;
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Dr. Cross performs works by herself, Franck, Langlais, Saint-Saëns, Widor and Duruflé in the second concert of the 2022 series. Individual tickets are available at the door or online at <a href="http://mmmh.brownpapertickets.com" target="_blank">(link)</a> Season subscriptions for online or in-person attendance are also available.

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Methuen Memorial Music Hall
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Former Redeemer Director of Music Michael Murray will present an organ recital with Stuart Forster at the Church of the Redeemer in Chestnut Hill on Friday, June 3rd at 7:30pm. Their concert will include music by Guilmant, Dvorak, Krebs, Vierne, Bruhns, Bach, Beethoven, Vaughan Williams and an improvisation. Tickets are: Adults $30, Students & Children $20. All advanced purchased tickets will be held at the door. Purchasing tickets on the day of the concert will be an additional $5 per ticket. Please reserve your ticket/s by sending a check made payable to the Church of the Redeemer to Nigel Potts' attention. If you have any questions, please email Nigel Potts at music@redeemerchestnuthill.org

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Church of the Redeemer Concert Series

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All concerts are free admission, with a suggested donation. For full details, visit <a href="https://www.reddoormusic.org" target="_blank">(link)</a> The Pipes Alive! series concludes with artist-in-residence Christa Rakich playing the St. John’s organ on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at 12:30pm.

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

Contact: music@sjparish.net
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John S. Dixon, CAGO, AGO National Treasurer, has written close to 900 pieces over the past 30 years. Many of his numerous organ pieces, engaging and accessible works that make for incredibly useful preludes and postludes, have been published in 10 collections by Zimbel Press and Lorenz Publishing Co. He will play a program from these and other unpublished pieces and will describe how and why they were written. You will be able to take home some free music, and he will have published volumes available at a discount from the published price. Born in England in 1957, John Dixon joined the AGO to connect with other organists locally, and thus began an unexpected journey. He has served two terms as chapter dean of the Tidewater Chapter; co-chaired the 2009 Regional Convention in Tidewater (south east Virginia); earned the CAGO certificate shortly before his 60th birthday; and currently serves on the National Council of the AGO as Treasurer and Councillor for Finance and Development. He has been composing seriously since 1990 and now has some 875 compositions to his credit, many of them published. His current project is to share his own music in person in all 50 states, and Massachusetts is state number 23 in that project. John composed all the pieces he has programmed for this visit.

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First Parish

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Dynamic organist and musician Wesley Hall presents the third program on of 2022 Summer Series at Methuen Memorial Music Hall. He was recognized in 2016 by The Diapason magazine as a "20 Under 30" leader in organ, harpsichord, and sacred music. His passion is translating the music of the past into the context of today's audience. Known as "Westpiper" on TikTok, he has over 100,000 followers. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at <a href="http://mmmh.brownpapertickets.com" target="_blank">(link)</a>

Works by Böhm, Buxtehude, Bach, Britten, Dupré, Messiaen, de Grigny and Tournemire
Methuen Memorial Music Hall
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Congregation Beth Israel and Beth Do choirs of W.Hartford will perform Sacred service by Salamone Rossi of Mantua with Klop organ, Viola da Gamba and 2 recorders. Joseph Ness ( conductor),Natasha Ulyanovsky music director and organist. In- person event.

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Congregation Beth Israel

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Congregation Beth Israel and Beth El choirs of W.Hartford will perform Sacred service by Salamone Rossi of Mantua with Klop organ, Viola da Gamba and 2 recorders. Joseph Ness ( conductor),Natasha Ulyanovsky music director and organist. In- person event.

Works by Salamone Rossi
Congregation Beth Israel

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Congregation Beth Israel and Beth El choirs of W.Hartford will perform Sacred service by Salamone Rossi of Mantua with Klop organ, Viola da Gamba and 2 recorders. Joseph Ness ( conductor),Natasha Ulyanovsky music director and organist. In- person event.

Works by Salamone Rossi
Congregation Beth Israel

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Congregation Beth Israel and Beth El choirs of W.Hartford will perform Sacred service by Salamone Rossi of Mantua with Klop organ, Viola da Gamba and 2 recorders. Joseph Ness ( conductor),Natasha Ulyanovsky music director and organist. In- person event.

Works by Salamone Rossi
Congregation Beth Israel

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Assabet Valley Mastersingers is proud to provide a bonus concert this season. Glories of France, Requiem in d minor by Gabriel Faure and Gloria by Francis Poulenc, will be presented on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 8:00pm at The Congregational Church of Westborough, MA. Dr. Robert P. Eaton, Founder and Artistic Director, will conduct the chorus with soprano Kristen Watson and baritone Thaddeus Bell, accompanied by organist Brett McGuire.

Works by Faure, Poulenc
The Congregational Church of Westborough, MA

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PETER EDWIN KRASINSKI plays the Boston Cathedral's 1975 E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings organ of over 5,000 pipes. Performing works by Franck, Bach, Tournemire, and Couperin, as well as a four-movement Symphonic Fantasy » Mr. Krasinski will also improvise during the 5.30 pm Mass at the Cathedral. PETER EDWIN KRASINSKI is a conductor, organist, and music educator who consistently delivers imaginative performances that elevate and inform diverse audiences. He is well respected in both the secular and sacred genres of his field and has taught the enchantment of music to both public and private institutions in the greater Boston area. His Bach playing has been hailed in the press as “sublimely spiritual” and his improvisations have been called “stunning” and “seamless.”

Works by Franck, Bach, Tournemire, and Couperin, as well as an improvised four-movement Symphonic Fantasy
Cathedral of the Holy Cross
17 and under FREE
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PETER EDWIN KRASINSKI plays the Boston Cathedral\'s 1975 E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings organ of over 5,000 pipes. Performing works by Franck, Bach, Tournemire, and Couperin, as well as an improvised four-movement Symphonic Fantasy\r\n>>Mr. Krasinski will also improvise during the 5.30 pm Mass at the Cathedral.PETER EDWIN KRASINSKI is a conductor, organist, and music educator who consistently delivers imaginative performances that elevate and inform diverse audiences. He is well respected in both the secular and sacred genres of his field and has taught the enchantment of music to both public and private institutions in the greater Boston area. His Bach playing has been hailed in the press as “sublimely spiritual” and his improvisations have been called “stunning” and “seamless.”

Works by Franck, Bach, Tournemire, and Couperin, as well as an improvised four-movement Symphonic Fantasy
Cathedral of the Holy Cross
17 and under FREE
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James Kealey is a candidate for the Doctor of Music Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY in the studio of Prof. David Higgs. A native Brit, James came to the US having held positions at Chester, Blackburn, Wells and Sheffield Cathedrals. Honored as one of the "20 under 30" by The Diapason, James has performed extensively in England, the US, and Europe. Most recently, he has performed at Westminster Abbey, St. Philiip's Cathedral (Atlanta), Church of the Covenant (Cleveland), and as part of the Organ Historical Society's Annual Convention in Columbus, OH. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at <a href="http://mmmh.brownpapertickets.com" target="_blank">(link)</a>

Works by Elgar, Laurin, Franck, Still, Whitlock and Vierne
Methuen Memorial Music Hall
5 for children;
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The fifth presentation in the Summer Series at Methuen Memorial Music Hall is the Willoughby Frederick and Emma Jacobson Watts Memorial Organ Concert. Our soloist this year is Robert Parkins. Robert Parkins is University Organist and Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke University. He has studied organ with Gerre Hancock, Charles Krigbaum and Michael Schneider as well as harpsichord with Ralph Kirkpatrick. As a Fulbright scholar, he pursued further organ study in Vienna with Anton Heiller. Dr. Parkins has numerous publications, organ and harpsichord recordings, and several solo CDs featuring the Flentrop, Aeolian, and Brombaugh organs in Duke Chapel. Series Subscriptions for online and/or in person attendance are available at <a href="https://www.mmmh.org/subscribers" target="_blank">(link)</a>

Works by Scarlatti, Eberlin, Bach, Liszt, Brahms and Mendelssohn
Methuen Memorial Music Hall
5 for children;
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Renowned Boston organists Leo Abbott, Richard J. Clark, Mark Dwyer, and Ross Wood join forces in a program to commemorate the rededication of Methuen Memorial Music Hall's Great Organ on June 24, 1947. Organists Arthur Howes, Carl Weinrich and Ernest White performed on the instrument which had been rebuilt by the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company. Tickets available at the door at from <a href="http://mmmh.brownpapertickets.com" target="_blank">(link)</a> Series subscriptions for in-person or online access may be purchased at <a href="https://www.mmmh.org/subscribers" target="_blank">(link)</a>

Works by Clark, Sowerby, Widor, Vierne and Peeters
Methuen Memorial Music Hall
5 for children;
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Methuen Memorial Music Hall hosts a free concert to celebrate our nation's birthday. Music by American composers will be performed by organist Raymond Nagem, pianist Leonardo Ciampa, and soprano Elizabeth Keusch. Among the selections will be the premiere performance of Revolutionary Medley (Organ & Piano) by Leonardo Ciampa. The program will close with a patriotic sing-along.

Works by Buck, Copland, Strayhorn/Wyton, Miller, Gershwin, Beach, Wiggins, Ciampa
Methuen Memorial Music Hall

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Sarah Johnson, a native of Maine who began her organ studies with Kevin Birch, will present the seventh concert of the Summer Series. Sarah is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Eastman School of Music, studying with David Higgs. Her undergraduate degree from Vassar included organ studies with Gail Archer and piano studies with Todd Crow. She holds a Master of Sacred Music from Boston University where she studied with Peter Sykes. While in Boston, Sarah was Organ Scholar at Holy Name Parish in West Roxbury and Assistant Librarian at the Organ Library of the American Guild of Organists. She currently serves as the Minister of Music at Church of the Ascension in Rochester, NY.

Works by Cabanilles, van Oortmerssen, Bach, Paine, Whitlock, Vierne and Buck
Methuen Memorial Music Hall
5 for children;
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Carolyn Craig of Knoxville, Tennessee plays works by Hakim, Demessieux, Howells, Burge, Perlman, and Durufle. In 2018/2019 she was Organ Scholar of Truro Cathedral in the UK. Her recent awards include the Mary Baker Award in Organ Accompaniment, Yale University; the Audience Prize in the 2020 Arthur Poister Scholarship Competition in Organ Playing; and the 2nd Prize and the Special Prize for the Interpretation of Mikael Tariverdiev's Works in the 2021 Tariverdiev International Organ Competition held in Kaliningrad, Russia.

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Methuen Memorial Music Hall
5 for children;
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Clara Gerdes Bartz has performed around the US, including at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City, the Washington National Cathedral, and the 2018 National Convention of AGO in Kansas City, and at Spoleto, Oregon Bach Festival, Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts and most recently at the Uncommon Music Festival in Sitka, Alaska. She is a 2021 graduate of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music where she studied with Martin Jean. She recently graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Alan Morrison. Clara received first prizes in the Albert Schweitzer, AGO-Quimby Mid-Atlantic Regional and UNCSA School of the Arts organ competition; was the recipient of the 2020 Baker Prize in Organ Performance and the 2021 Julia Sherman Award for Excellence in Organ Playing from Yale; and received the first annual AGO Pogorzelski-Yankee scholarship. She currently serves as Director of Music at Most Holy Redeemer and Nativity Parish in Manhattan where her responsibilities include building up the parish's music program and overseeing the restoration of its 1891 Roosevelt organ.

Works by Walton, Duruflé, Coleridge-Taylor, Reger, Litaize, and Liszt
Methuen Memorial Music Hall
5 for children
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Stefan Donner of Vienna, Austria, earned degrees from the University of Music Vienna (with highest honors) where he studied organ, piano, and conducting. He received his Master's degree in organ performance from the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Additionally, he has participated in master classes with Olivier Latry, Joris Verdin, and Edoardo Bellotti. He notably received a 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholarship to study organ and harpsichord at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Stefan is the recipient of various awards including First Prize in the 2010 Franz-Schmidt Organ Competition (Austria) and Third Prize in the 2011 Dublin International Organ Competition. Besides various radio and television recording, he has recorded CDs on the 1741 Dacci organ of St. Salvador in Vienna and on the 1862 Buckow organ in the musical instruments collection of the Vienna Museum of Technology. Stefan has performed extensively in Europe, Turkey, Israel, the USA and Australia.

Works by Mozart, Brahms, Mendelssohn and Reubke
Methuen Memorial Music Hall
5 for children
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