Dr. Biggers will be performing works by J. S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Herbert Howells, Charles-Marie Widor, Max Reger and Craig Philips.
Dr. Biggers is the Edwin Link Endowed Professor of Organ and Harpsichord at Binghamton University. He has presented hundreds of concerts throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, including solo and concerto performances for several conventions of the American Guild of Organists. He has performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. He won first prize in the 1985 Geneva International Competition and at the 1990 Calgary International Organ Festival Concerto Competition. He has recordings on the Calcante Label featuring works of J. S. Bach and Max Reger. He is a very engaging performer and this promises to be a wonderful concert. It would be great to see you if you are available that evening. Free parking will be available in the Quad 1 Parking Lot, right outside the School of Music Building and in the Irving Garage (you will need to tell the parking attendant that you are attending the performance).
Renowned conductor and composer Richard Webster to lead
Choral & Organ Workshop
Hymn Sing - The Lengthing of Days, a festival of hymns for spring.
Saturday, March 1st, 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 M. -- Organ Improvisation and Hymn Accompaniment
Saturday, March 1st, 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. -- Workshop in choral conducting
Sunday, March 2nd, 3:00 P.M. -- The Lengthing of Days, Hymn Festival
Richard Webster is the Director of Music, and Organist at Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston. These events are sponsored jointly by the Syracuse AGO Chapter and St David's Church, DeWitt. We hope you will join us for the workshop and sing with the hymn festival choir.
The Workshop on choral conducting is intended not only for all local conductors, but members of school, church, and professional choirs are encouraged to attend as well. The Hymn Festival on Sunday afternoon will include the audience, choir, organ and brass quintet! The festival will highlight several works in honor of St David, the patron saint of Wales whose feast is March 1st. It will include hymns about the return of light. This is an old fashioned hymn sing with a modern beat. The audience will join in singing contemporary and traditional hymns featuring organ and brass quintet accompaniments and anthems arranged by Webster.
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