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MGS Presents David Higgs, organ

MGS joins with Christ United Methodist Church to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Fisk Op. 82 organ.

To perform for this special event, MGS brings back one of America’s leading concert organists, David Higgs.  In addition to serving as Chair of the Organ Department at the Eastman School of Music, Higgs performs extensively throughout the United States and abroad.

Check out Higgs's performance of Bach's Praeludium in A minor.

See below for program selections.

David Higgs, organ

Friday, October 21, 2022 - 7:30 pm
Christ United Methodist Church

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Program

  • In dir ist Freude BWV 615 J.S. Bach 1685-1750
  • Straf mich nicht in deinem Zorn Gottfried August Homilius 1714-1785
  • Jesu, meine Zuversicht Gottfried August Homilius 1714-1785
  • Nun ruhen alle W√§lder Jacques van Oortmerssen 1950-2015
  • There is a Happy Land George Shearing 1919-2011
  • I Love Thee, my Lord George Shearing 1919-2011
  • Sonate I, Op. 65 Felix Mendelssohn 1809-1847

    Allegro moderato e serioso
    Adagio
    Andante recitativo
    Allegro assai vivace

         (based on the chorale “Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit“)

Intermission

  • from Messe pour les Couvents: Francois Couperin 1668-1773

    Offertoire sur les Grands jeux

  • Symphonie VI, Opus 42 Charles-Marie Widor 1844-1937

    Allegro
    Adagio
    Intermezzo
    Cantabile
    Finale

Program subject to change at the discretion of the artist(s).


The events with David Higgs and the 40th anniversary celebration of the Fisk Op. 82 are presented in partnership with Christ United Methodist Church.  The Friday evening concert is made possible in part by Randy Ferguson and the organ masterclass presented on the Fisk with David Higgs is made possible by the Piedmont NC Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

 

EXCLUSIVE MANAGEMENT: Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc. www.concertorganists.com