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October Newsletter                

Sunday, October 6

Choral Evensong & organ recital at St. Paul’s Episcopal, 4:00 p.m.
Candlelight Concert at Christ Church, 8:30 p.m. - Malcolm Matthews, organ

Compline at Christ Church, 9:00 p.m.  Schola and period instrum

Third Thursdays at the MAG - first of the season!

On October 17, Eastman's new professor of harpsichord Lisa Crawford will be joined by leading experts in Baroque dance for a program that promised to be an aural and visual spectacle!  Stephen Kennedy plays the fabulous Italian organ.  Come early to get seats!

Rochester Celebrity Organ Recital Series

Tickets at the door:  $12 adults; $10 Senior and AGO members; $5 students with picture ID

Friday, October 25 at 7:30 - Simon Johnson plays at Third Presbyterian Church
           Masterclass with Mr. Johnson on Thursday evening at 7:00 Third Pres.
Friday, February 21 at 7:30 - Michel Bouvard plays at Christ Church
           Masterclass with M. Bouvard on Saturday morning at Sacred Heart Cathedral.
Friday, May 1 at 7:30 - Chelsea Chen plays at The United Church, Canandaigua.
           Banquet celebrating the 10th anniversary of RCORS preceding the concert.
           Masterclass with Ms. Chen on Saturday morning in Rochester.


November Events

Friday, Nov. 1 - Utecht Hymnody Symposium

Hosted by the Eastman organ department, this one-day festival is offered in alternating years with EROI, and is organized for the purpose of sponsoring and creating new hymns. This year's festival with feature lectures by Carl Daw, Robin Leaver, and Crista Miller, followed by an Evensong for All Saints at Christ Church, led by the Eastman organ faculty and featuring the first singing of a commissioned hymn text by Carl Daw.  The evening will end with a banquet at Max (across from Eastman) and a closing address given by Crista Miller.

For information and to register : https://www.esm.rochester.edu/organ/utech/


Friday, Nov. 15 - Wendy Yuen, our 2019 scholarship recipient, reports on the European conferences she attended with our help.  7:00 at St. Mary’s (Washington Square).  Light refreshments after.  Margaret-Mary Owens, host.

Tuesday, Nov. 19 - Pipe Dreams, the Movie! 


6:00 at Regal Cinemas, Henrietta.
A documentary about the Calgary organ competition, featuring Eastman student Thomas Gaynor (and, we are told, a cameo by David Higgs!). Not to be missed.  More info on the Facebook page:


Tuesday Pipes continues at Christ Church

Every Tuesday at 12:10 hear great organ music played by fine organists.
        October 8 - Luke Brennan & Jiaqi Shao
        October 15 - Charles Berofsky & Bradley Vogel


Save the dates!  (more details later)

Saturday, January 25 - Winter mini-conference, at Eastman.  Morning.
Friday, February 7 - Wine and Chocolate - Irondequoit UCC (Carol Cowan, host)
Sunday, March 22 - Eastman House organ demo, chamber tours and open console.
        1:00 -?? Joe Blackburn, host


Sundays at the MAG

Short concerts are performed on the authentic Italian Baroque organ at the Memorial Art Gallery every Sunday at 1:00 and 3:00.  Free with admission (and to MAG members!) 

I look forward to meeting more of our members at these events!  See you soon.