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Westminster Concert Organ Series 2007-2008
The Westminster Concert Organ Series, in its 19th Season, at Westminster United Church presents three exciting concerts with the magnificent four manual Casavant Pipe Organ - superb sight lines of the console, great acoustics, and an intermission for friends and coffee.

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2007 - 8 PM

CHRISTOPHER HERRICK
ENGLAND

 
   
This is the third engagement for Christopher Herrick as part of the Westminster Concert Organ Series. During Herrick's ten years at Westminster Abbey he played for many Royal and State occasions and performed over 200 recitals. Since 1984, he has enjoyed a highly successful international career as a freelance concert organist, performing to enthusiastic audiences and to critical acclaim worldwide. Recent highlights include the New York complete Bach 14-day marathon, his own 'Organ Prom' at Albert Hall in London, numerous inaugural concerts including the Winspear Centre Concert Hall in Edmonton, where he later recorded Organ Fireworks X. Current recording plans include Organ Fireworks XII being recorded in Denmark in the spring of 2007.

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2008 - 2:30 PM

OLIVIER VERNET
MONACO

 
   
French organist Olivier Vernet became Titular Organist of Monaco Cathedral in 2006, after having won an international competition for the post. A native of Vichy, France, Mr. Vernet is also Professor of Organ at the Tour Conservatory, and in Monaco at the Academy of Music Rainer III.  He is artistic Director of the Monaco International Organ Festival and the Organ Festival of Moughins. Olivier Vernet has recorded more that 65 commercial CDs including the complete organ works of Bach, Bruhns, Buxtehude, Clerambault, Couperin, Hanff, Kneller, Liszt and the complete concertos for organ and orchestra of C.P.E. Bach, Corrette, and Haydn.
   
   
SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2008 - 8 PM

DUO MAJOYA -
MARNIE GIESBRECHT and JOACHIM SEGGER

EDMONTON, ALBERTA

 
Marnie Giesbrecht and Joachim Segger are Duo Majoya. They duo repertoire includes organ duets as well as organ and piano duets. The concert programs are eclectic and innovative featuring original and commissioned works, transcriptions, jazz, and improvisations. Both are regular performers in the Winspear Centre for Music in Edmonton and the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary. Recent performances also include concerts in Los Angeles (AGO 2004), Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, St. Stephen's Cathedral Vienna and other venues in Canada, US and Europe. Giesbrecht and Segger direct the music at First Presbyterian Church in Edmonton, Alberta. This program will feature Westminster Church's new 7'6"" Yamaha Grand Piano.
 
 

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