Chapter and Community Events
Temple Square Organ Recitals
Attend a free 30 minute organ recital performed by Tabernacle Organists and special guest organists. Held every day of the year (including holidays) except the first Saturday/Sunday in April and October at noon in the Tabernacle. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, a second performance is added at 2:00 at the Conference Center. Enjoy varied repertoire on some of the country’s finest instruments performed by some of its finest organists.
Alexander Schreiner: A Legacy of Music
Thursday, August 14 at 7:00 p.m., Assembly Hall, Temple Square: Dr. Daniel F. Berghout will give a lecture on “Alexander Schreiner: A Legacy of Music,” as part of the “Men and Women of Faith” lecture series. Admission is free. Validated parking is available at the Conference Center. As you enter the Conference Center parking, inform the attendant that you are going to a lecture, and ask for a parking token to use when you exit. For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/1to3Nax, or call 1-801-240-2272.
Organ Fest VII
Friday, August 22 at 8:00 p.m., Cathedral of the Madeleine: Organ Fest VII, featuring the five members of the Tabernacle organ staff and the Cathedral’s new organist, Dr. Gabriele Terrone. This year’s event, which is a gift to the community from Classical 89, The Cathedral of the Madeleine, and the participating organists, will honor a recently departed colleague, BYU faculty member Douglas E. Bush. The Cathedral is located at 331 E. South Temple in Salt Lake City. Admission to the event is free, but donations to support organ programming on Classical 89 will be gratefully accepted on the evening of the concert. For more information, visit www.classical89.org/
SLCAGO Super Saturday 2014
Our Super Saturday will extend into Friday (September 5) this year, beginning with a recital at the Tabernacle on Temple Square by Gabriel Dessauer. On Saturday September 6, we have several great workshops for you to attend! Click here for more information.
Eccles Organ Festival 2014-2015
The Eccles Organ Festival will begin Sunday September 14, 2014. This year’s Festival, which marks the 20th anniversary of the festival’s founding, will include world-class performers, out-of-the-ordinary programming, and a new format for the festival.
In a departure from the previous format, which packed five recitals into an eight-week period, the festival will now “spread the wealth” a bit more evenly throughout the concert season. The recitals will take place on the second Sunday of each month, beginning in September and ending in February. (There will not be a recital in December.)
The exact dates are: September 14; October 12; November 9; January 11; and February 8. Mark your calendars now, and watch this page for the names of the performers and other exciting details in the coming weeks. Each concert begins at 8 PM at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, unless otherwise noted.
The first event of the 2014-2015 Eccles Organ Festival (on Sunday, September 14) will be dedicated to the memory of Dr. Douglas E. Bush, whose untimely death in October 2013 at the age of 66 left a great void in the Utah organ world. Dr. Bush was a charter committee member of the Eccles Organ Festival, and he performed two recitals under the festival’s auspices: one in July 1994, as part of the very first festival; and one in September 2013, as he valiantly battled the final stages of cancer.
Each year, one of the festival recitals features a performer with a local connection—either an organist who is currently living and performing in the area, or else one who has lived or studied in the state—and the recital honoring Dr. Bush will be played by not one, but two of his distinguished students: Dr. Robert Jan August, and Dr. S. Andrew Lloyd.
Robert Jan August has been the Director of Music and Organist at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, Texas since 2006. He previously served as Assistant University Organist and Choirmaster at Harvard Memorial Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the New England Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music degree from Brigham Young University.
S. Andrew Lloyd currently serves as Organist at First United Methodist Church in Denton, Texas. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas, where he studied organ under Dr. Jesse Eschbach. Dr. Lloyd also holds degrees from the University of Kansas and Brigham Young University. In addition, he has studied composition with Forrest Pierce at the University of Kansas, and with Jon Nelson, Andrew May, and James Worlton at UNT. The program will include several of Dr. Lloyd’s own works for organ.
Mark your calendars for September 14 at 8:00 p.m.!