Organ Conference At Baylor University Feb. 6-8

Feb. 3, 2000

Baylor University's School of Music will host the sixth annual Midwinter Organ Conference Feb. 6-8. This year's conference honors Dr. Joyce Jones, professor of music and Organist-in-Residence, who is celebrating her 30th anniversary at Baylor.

The conference will open at 4 p.m. on Sunday with a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's Cantata No. 4, "Christ lag in Todesbanden," in Jones Concert Hall. Donald Bailey, acting dean of the School of Music and director of choral activities, will conduct the Baylor A Cappella Choir and the Baylor Chamber Orchestra.

There will be a hymn festival at First Baptist Church of Waco at 6:30 p.m. and a recital by Baylor alumni organists at 8 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall, also on Sunday.

Monday's events will include a performance by student virtuosi in Roxy Grove Hall at 4 p.m. and a recital at 8 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall by renowned organist Todd Wilson. Wilson is organist at the Church of the Covenant in Cleveland, Ohio, and chairman of the organ department at Cleveland Institute of Music.

The conference's final day will feature a master class with Wilson at 2 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall and a recital by Baylor alumni organists at 4:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall. Concluding the conference will be a concert by Jones and the Baylor Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor Beverly Everett, at 8 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall.

All of events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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