Next Chapter Event
Saturday, May 11 - 1:00 PM
Park Central Presbyterian
St Paul's Cathedral
Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Short performances given by the staff organist at each church; Will Headlee, Jim Potts, Tim Davenport, and Joe Downing respectively. Works performed span several centuries and several genres. Cost is $10 per person. For Reservations please call Karen Cooney 428-1864 x312.
Organ Recital - Jonathan Embry
Sunday, May 26 - 3:00 PM
Holy Cross Church, 4112 E Genesee St, DeWitt
Works by composers Bach, Vierne, and Lemare.
Jonathan Embry is a third year Organ Performance major at Syracuse University in the studio of Dr. Kola Owolabi. He also studies figured bass and improvisation. He has played in numerous master classes and recently performed at the 2011 Annual Convention of the American Institute of Organbuilders. Jonathan is the music director at Saints Peter and John Episcopal Church in Auburn. Last year, he received the Arthur Poister Prize in Organ performance from Syracuse University.
Jonathan originally comes from Maine and now lives in Volney, NY.
Featured Organ: 2006 Kerner & Merchant, 3/28 (Originally 1980 Schantz 2/17) In 2013, a Trompette en Chamade was installed as well as a 4r mixture in the Swell.
Annual Banquet & Recital by Roland E. Martin
We will begin gathering at 6pm, with dinner at 6:30. The General Meeting will commence at 7:15. At 8pm Roland Martin will present a recital on the II/33 tracker action organ built by Kerner & Merchant.
Roland E. Martin is a member of the music faculty of Buffalo Seminary , Canisius College , and the University at Buffalo , where he is professor of organ and harpsichord. He serves as organist/choirmaster and Director of Music at St. Joseph University Church, Buffalo, and Artistic Director of the Freudig Singers of Western New York . In 1992 he founded Speculum Musicae, an ensemble for early music, which he also directed. He also serves as conductor/music director for Opera Sacra for many of its productions.
An accomplished composer, Mr. Martin has more than 100 works in publication, with a number of commissions from universities, colleges, choral societies, churches and various other organizations and individuals. A member of ASCAP, he is the recipient of two Pennsylvania State Council of the Arts grants , two Meet the Composer grants, and two ALCOA Arts Endowment Awards for commissioned compositions. In 2004, the Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus commissioned and performed Mr. Martin's Adamic Songs, a setting of poetry by Walt Whitman, to rave reviews first in Buffalo, then in Montreal. Adamic Songs was subsequently performed in Town Hall, New York, on February 12, 2005 by the Canticum Novum Singers , with Mr. Martin as pianist. His choral works are performed frequently all over the US, Canada, and Great Britain. His Annunciation (2000) was premiered by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in March 2000.
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