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What: Organist Gail Archer Performs Free Concert

When: Sunday, October 7, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Where: Cathedral of St. Patrick, 1621 Dilworth Road E, Charlotte, NC, 28203

Tickets + Info: Please contact the church at 704.334.2283 or visit StPatricks.org


Praeludium in g minor BWV 149  Dieterich Buxtehude  (1637-1707)

An Wasserflussen Babylon BWV 653 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Toccata et Fuga in D minor (Dorian) BWV 538 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

 Sechs Fugen Uber den Namen Bach Op. 60, No. 5  Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Prelude for Organ in F Major Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847)

Sechs Fugen Uber den Namen Bach Op. 60, No. 6   Robert Schumann

Dust and Shadow  Judith Shatin  (b. 1949) **Commissioned by Gail Archer, Fall, 2017** 

Elegy Mary Howe (1882-1964)

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott Op. 27 Max Reger (1873-1916)


About Gail Archer:

Gail Archer is an international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor, and lecturer who draws attention to composer anniversaries or musical themes with her annual recital series including Max Reger, The Muse’s Voice, An American Idyll, Liszt, Bach, Mendelssohn, and Messiaen.  Ms. Archer was the first American woman to play the complete works of Olivier Messiaen for the centennial of the composer’s birth in 2008; Time Out New York recognized the Messiaen cycle as “Best of 2008” of classical music and opera.  Her recordings include her September 2017 CD A Russian Journey,  The Muse’s Voice, Franz Liszt:  A Hungarian Rhapsody, Bach: The Transcendent GeniusAn American Idyll, A Mystic In the Making (Meyer Media), and The Orpheus of Amsterdam: Sweelinck and his Pupils (CALA Records). Ms. Archer’s 2018 European tour took her to France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, the Slovak Republic, the Ukraine, and Poland. She is the founder of Musforum, www.musforum.org an international network for women organists to promote and affirm their work.  Ms. Archer is college organist at Vassar College, and director of the music program at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she conducts the Barnard-Columbia Chorus and is a member of the faculty of the Harriman Institute, Columbia University. She serves as director of the artist and young organ artist recitals at historic Central Synagogue, New York City.

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