November Organ Recital Series
Organ Recital Series
The forty-ninth annual November Organ Recital Series will be the second for the Schreiber Memorial Organ built by the Dobson Pipe Organ Company and dedicated to the glory of God in May 2012.
More than 150 artists representing the finest talent from the United States and Europe performed on IPC's previous Aeolian-Skinner organ over the past 49 years. All programs are offered as a gift to the community and are open to the public. Advance tickets are not required. Please contact Barbara Fillmer at 205-933-3700 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
This series is partially funded by the generosity of the late Mrs. Myrtle Jones Steele to the greater glory of God and in loving memory of her husband, Mr. William Calvin Steele, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Wallace Jones.
Sunday, November 3, 2013 - Wilma Jensen
Sunday, November 10, 2013 - Thomas Sheehan
Sunday, November 17, 2013 - David Baskeyfield
Sunday, November 24, 2013 - Chelsea Chen
NOTE: 4th Sunday Evensong in Sanctuary at 4pm followed by full organ recital at 4:30pm by Chelsea Chen
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
An extensive career as a concert organist has taken WILMA JENSEN throughout the United States to play on such well-known instruments as those at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, The Riverside Church in New York City, and the West Point United States Military Academy. Having played for several Regional Conventions and three National Conventions of the American Guild of Organists, she is in demand as a recitalist, lecturer and clinician for choral workshops, church music workshops and organ master classes.
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
THOMAS SHEEHAN serves as Assistant Organist and Choirmaster at St. Mark’s Church, Philadelphia, and has just completed his first year as a student of Alan Morrison at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. He received a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance with distinction from Westminster Choir College in 2011, and graduated summa cum laude from Westminster with a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance in 2012. An experienced accompanist, he has performed frequently with the Westminster Choir College Chapel Choir and the Westminster Schola Cantorum.
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Rochester, New York
DAVID BASKEYFIELD is the winner of the first prize and audience prize at the St. Albans International Organ Competition, 2011. Following success in a number earlier competitions (1st prize, audience prize, Miami International Organ Competition 2010; 1st prize, Mader Memorial Organ Competition, LA, 2010; 2nd prize, Dublin International Organ Competition 2011, 1st prize, Rodland 2011; and 1st prize and audience prize, AGO National Competition in Organ Improvisation 2011) he has launched a performing career encompassing both interpretation and improvisation. He was most recently a finalist in the improvisation competition at St Albans, 2013.
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
NOTE: 4th Sunday Evensong in the sanctuary begins at 4:00 p.m. "Service of Christ the King."
This Evensong will last 30 minutes and will be followed at 4:30 p.m. by a full organ recital by organist Chelsea Chen. We offer this Evensong on the 4th Sunday of each month as an opportunity to rest in the Heart of God, to experience the Presence of Spirit in ourselves, in each other and in all things. We welcome you to share with us in worship a liturgy that has been offered for nearly a thousand years. The IPC Camerata will be the resident ensemble for this service.
Organist and composer CHELSEA CHEN is internationally renowned for her concerts of “rare musicality” and “lovely lyrical grandeur,” and a compositional style that is “charming” and “irresistible” (Los Angeles Times). One of the most promising organists of her generation, Chelsea Chen has electrified audiences throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia in venues such as Singapore’s Esplanade, Hong Kong’s Cultural Centre, Kishinev’s National Organ Hall, and Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. As a composer she is broadening the classical organ repertoire with her own works based on Asian folksongs.
Organists Who Have Played at Independent Presbyterian Church
for the Annual November Organ Recital Series (1965-2013)