Baylor Hosts Organists From All Over The USA

June 19, 2007

by Dick Veit, School of Music concert and promotions manager, (254) 710-3991

The organ is not a "thing of the past," according to Baylor University Organist-in-Residence Joyce Jones, especially when Baylor's upcoming "Pipe Organ Encounter" for church organists and adult pianists is filled yet again to capacity.

The Central Texas Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is sponsoring the "Pipe Organ Encounter," a week of organ recitals and classes from June 24-29 on the Baylor campus.

The camp reached its maximum enrollment several weeks ago, but all recitals by students and faculty, including several Baylor alumni, are free and open to the public:

• Sunday at 6:30 p.m.: Hymn festival, followed by a welcome reception and a short organ recital played by Joseph Daniel in Powell Chapel at George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

• Monday at 4 p.m.: Recital by AGO members in the Markham Organ Studio, located within the McCrary Music Building. Monday at 7:30 p.m.: Recital by Brent Stamey in Powell Chapel at Truett Seminary.

• Tuesday at 4 p.m.: Rebecca Ward playing "A Suite for Mother Goose" at First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Austin Ave. in Waco. Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.: Kiyo and Chiemi Watanabe in a duet recital in Jones Concert Hall.

• Wednesday at 4 p.m.: Recital by Pipe Organ Encounter faculty members in Powell Chapel at Truett Seminary.

• Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.: Joel Bacon in an American music recital in Jones Concert Hall.

• Thursday at 4 p.m.: Stephen Morris in Markham Organ Studio, playing program No. 4 of his series of the complete organ works of Dietrich Buxtehude.

• Friday at 10 a.m.: Participants in the Pipe Organ Encounter will play the closing recital in Jones Concert Hall, located within the McCrary Music Building.

For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at (254) 710-1417.

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