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MGS Presents Kola Owolabi, organ

Organist Kola Owolabi is an active solo recitalist and has performed numerous concerts as organist and harpsichordist with the Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire and Firebird Chamber Orchestra.  Dr. Owolabi is also a published composer and has received commissions from the Royal Canadian College of Organists and the Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto. Dr. Owolabi serves as Professor of Organ at the University of Notre Dame. 

Scroll down to see the program for Feb 24.  To read fun facts about the music and the composers and a bit of what to expect, click here.

To watch Kola's interview with MGS Executive Director Rebecca Willie, click here.

Kola Owolabi, Organ

Friday, February 24, 2023 - 7:30 pm
Christ United Methodist Church

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  • Toccata prima - (Apparatus musico-organisticus, 1690) Georg Muffat (1653-1704)
  • Three Chorale Preludes J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

    Trio super Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, BWV 655

    An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653

    Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, BWV 684

  • Concerto in F Major, Opus 6, No. 2 Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) Kola Owolabi

    I.  Vivace – Allegro – Adagio – Vivace – Allegro – Largo andante

    II.  Allegro 

    III. Grave – Andante largo

    IV. Allegro


  • Little David, Play on Your Harp Joe Utterback (b. 1944)
  • Te Deum Laudamus David Hurd (b. 1950)

    III.  Recitative and Hymn:  The Humbling

    IV.  Introduction, Fugue and Chaconne:  The Opening of Heaven

  • Symphony No. 3 in F# minor, Opus 28 Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

    III.  Intermezzo

    V.  Final

To read Program Notes on this music and these composers, click here.

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

This concert is made possible by the generous support of Carolyn Cotton.

Concert support is also provided, in part, by funding from Creative Greensboro, the city’s office for arts & culture.

          Creative Greensboro          City of Greensboro