Baylor University to Hold Spooky Halloween Organ Recital

Oct. 27, 2008

by Lillyan Baker, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

Celebrate Halloween with Baylor University during the School of Music's 16th annual Halloween organ recital at 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29 in the Jones Concert Hall of the Glennis McCrary Music Building on the Baylor campus.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be presented by students of organist-in-residence Joyce Jones. The concert will feature several tunes, including Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Bach's duet "Toot Suite", Danse Macabre (complete with dancing skeletons), Fantasy on Nursery Tunes and Hornpipe Humoresque.

"The organ is usually thought of as an instrument for church with more serious compositions," Jones said. "This is our opportunity to have a fun evening and to provide a safe place for people to celebrate Halloween."

Audience members are encouraged to add their own element of fright by attending the recital in festive costumes.

"It is a fun-filled event, complete with eye-catching costumes and spooky music," said Richard Veit, the concert and promotions manager for Baylor's School of Music.

For more information, please call Baylor's School of Music at (254) 710-3991.

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