The Bach Festival is pleased to invite you to attend a special joint organ recital by artistic director, Matthew Glandorf, and his colleague, internationally acclaimed organist Diane Meredith Belcher, in celebration of the International Year of the Organ. In addition to a variety of other organ works, their performance will feature Mr. Glandorf and Ms. Belcher’s arrangement for organ of J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, and Ms. Belcher will play Bach’s famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor.
The concert is free and open to the public, and will be held at on Sunday, October 19, at 4 p.m. at Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, 1625 Locust Street, Philadelphia PA 19103.
Ms. Belcher is an internationally acclaimed concert organist, and teaches both privately and at the University of Pennsylvania; previous positions include Westminster Choir College, The University of Memphis, St. Elisbeth's Church, Memphis, and Park Central Presbyterian Church in Syracuse. Ms. Belcher and Mr. Glandorf have served as Organists/Choirmasters at Saint Mark's since July of 2005.
Mr. Glandorf, in addition to serving as Artistic Director of the Bach Festival and his concertizing as organist, also serves as the artistic director of the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, and the Bach Festival is pleased to welcome Choral Arts this year as the Bach Festival’s new choir in residence. Choral Arts is a chamber choir consisting of 60 members, and focuses on the music of baroque and modern composers. Choral Arts and the Bach Festival are collaborating on three concerts this year: our holiday celebration of Bach’s music on December 7, 2008, our Bach’s Birthday concert on March 29, 2009, and Bach’s Mass in B Minor on May 9, 2009. Please visit the Bach Festival’s website for tickets and more information. As we welcome Choral Arts to the Bach Festival, we invite you to explore not only their Bach concerts, but also their other concert offerings, including their upcoming concert of the music of modern choral composer Eric Whitacre on October 25 and 26.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, by J.S. Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, by J.S. Bach (arranged, Belcher/Glandorf)
Kyrie cum jubilo, by Roxanna Panufnik (US premiere)
Prelude and Fugue in G minor, by Marcel Dupré
Paean, by Stephen Pauulus
Improvisations on Niccolo Paganini’s Caprice No. 24