Northeastern Connecticut Chapter, est. 1978
The American Guild of Organists
Wednesday, May 1st, 7:00pm
St. Mark’s Chapel
42 North Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT 06268
Brombaugh Organ Rededication Concerts- Clara Gerdes.Organist
A Crystal Ball: Hear the Past, Envision the Future
Clara Gerdes has chosen repertoire perfectly suited for the Brombaugh organ, Opus 21. Composers of the North German school executed fantastic flourishes that unleashed the sonic energy of the great organs of their day. Composers and organ builders of recent times gained inspiration from the past to recreate and update the zenith of organ music and organ building. Experience music by Bruhns, Bach, Brahms, Prokofiev and Peeters, performed by Ms. Gerdes on the recently restored Brombaugh, Opus 21.
Clara Gerdes, from Davidson, N.C., is a fourth-year student at the Curtis Institute where she studies organ with Alan Morrison and harpsichord with Leon Schelhase. She was the winner of the Albert Schweitzer and UNCSA School of the Arts organ competitions and the recipient of the first annual AGO Pogorzelski-Yankee scholarship. She has performed on the East Coast, including at the Cathedral of St, John the Divine and the Washington National Cathedral, and at Spoleto and Oregon Bach Festival. Clara serves a one of the two organ scholars at St. Mark’s Church, Locust Street, Philadelphia, and enjoys collaborating with area early music ensembles and occasional substitute duties on the Wanamaker organ.
$20 suggested donation
For information: http://www.stmarkschapel.org/.
Prelude in E Minor, “The Great”Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-1697) “From Heaven Above to Earth I Come (Vom Himmel hoch)Hymnal #80 Canonic Variations “Vom Himmel hoch”, BWV 769Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Prelude and Fugue in G minor, WoO 10Johannes Brahms ((1833-1897) Symphony #1,Opus 25, First Movement-Allegro Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) Transcribed for Organ by Clara Gerdes Toccata, Fugue et Hymne sur “Ave Maris StellaFlor Peeters (1903-1986)