On Sunday afternoon, April 15, at 4 pm, the Westminster Organ Concert Series presents an organ recital of music of Johann Sebastian Bach by organist Peter Sykes. Mr. Sykes is associate professor of music and chair of the historical performance department at Boston University, and also teaches at the Juilliard School of Music in New York. He has performed throughout the world and has made eight solo recordings, including music of Bach, Reger, and a transcription of the Gustav Holsts’s The Planets. Admission to the concert is free, and a reception will follow.
On Sunday, April 15, at 4 pm, the Westminster Organ Concert Series presents an organ recital by Peter Sykes. Mr. Sykes, who teaches at Boston University and Julliard School of Music, returns to Westminster for an all-Bach program. The concert is free, and a reception will follow.
On Friday, March 16, at 7:30 pm, the Westminster Organ Concert Series presents an organ recital by Jonathan Schakel. The program will include music from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book by William Byrd and Thomas Tallis, as well as works by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Dieterich Buxtehude, Jacques van Oortmerssen and Naji Hakim. The concert is free and open to the public.
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.