The Westminster Organ Concert Series continues its 38th season on Friday, February 9, at 7:30 pm, with an organ recital by Albrecht von Gaudecker. A native of Hannover, Germany, von Gaudecker holds advanced degrees in music from the Leipzig Conservatory and has played recitals throughout Europe. Now music director at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Greencastle, Indiana, von Gaudecker served for ten years as organist at St. Paul’s Memorial Church in Charlottesville. His program includes music by Bach, Bruhns, Muffat and Mendelssohn. The concert is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.
On October 31, at 3:30 pm, the Westminster Organ Concert Series presents the 9th annual Children’s Halloween Concert — a short concert of spooky organ music followed by an up-close tour of the pipe organ. Admission is free, and costumes are encouraged.
The Westminster Organ Concert Series continues its 38th season on Sunday, October 15, at 4:00 pm, with a concert by Les Canards Chantants. An a cappella vocal ensemble specializing in music of the Renaissance, the “Singing Ducks” will present a program of music from the time of the Reformation. The program, “From Transcendence to Transparency,” marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with music by Clemens non Papa, Johann Walter, and Thomas Tallis. Organist Jonathan Schakel will also join the ensemble. The concert is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.
The Westminster Organ Concert Series begins its 38th season on Friday, September 29, at 7:30 pm, with a recital by organist Annette Richards. Richards is Professor of Music and University Organist at Cornell University, as well as director of the Westfield Center for Keyboard Studies. A scholar as well as performer, she has both recorded and written about German music of the eighteenth century. Her program, “In the Shadow of Martin Luther,” includes music by J. S. Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, Melchior Schildt, and Johann Kuhnau. The concert is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception. For more information, click here.