Jan Kraybill's 22nd annual Super Bowl Sunday organ concert: "Virtual Virtuosity: a tribute to all virtuosos of the COVID digital era"
FREE event, available online only.
YouTube premiere at 2:30pm CT. Available for viewing one month thereafter. Click on the above link to attend.
I've designed this concert to honor all who have faced the challenges of the COVID era with creativity and courage. It will be available online only. Though it's unfortunate that we cannot safely gather to share music in person, there are advantages to this digital format: I'll be able to feature all THREE organ consoles at Community of Christ Auditorium and Temple, and you'll learn some interesting facts about seldom-seen parts of the Headquarters complex. And you can watch from the comfort of your own home!
Repertoire will include:
WILLIAM WALTON (1902-1983), transcr. Herbert Murrill: Crown Imperial March
HERBERT HOWELLS (1892-1983): Psalm-Prelude, Op. 32, No. 2 (on Psalm 37:11, "The meek shall inherit the earth")
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750): Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541
PAUL MANZ (1919-2009): Partita on St. Anne ("O God Our Help in Ages Past")
FRANKLIN D. ASHDOWN (b. 1942): Variations on "The Star-Spangled Banner"
SIGFRID KARG-ELERT (1877-1933): O Gott, du frommer Gott ("O God, Thou Faithful God"), Op. 65, No. 50
JEHAN ALAIN (1911-1940): Litanies