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CHRISTMAS ORGAN CONCERT & CAROL SING

FREE – COME ONE, COME ALL!

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17th, 2017 at 2:00

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DR. SUSAN ARMSTRONG, AAGO – ORGANIST

ASSISTED BY MICHAEL SKLADER, ORGANIST

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ALSO FEATURED:

KATHY ANDRLE, Soprano

CHRISTINE CHARMAN, Mezzo-Soprano

VINCENT MONACO, Trumpet

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THE PROGRAM WILL APPEAR HERE SOON

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Following the organ concert there will be a Hymn Sing, interspersed with readings from the Bible and Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy.

[Citations may vary]

The Bible

Luke 2: 1, 4 (to;), 5, 7 followed by Hymn 310

Luke 2: 8- 14 followed by Hymn 11

Luke 2: 15, 16, 18, 20 followed by Hymn 222

Matthew 2: 1, 2, 9(and lo) 10, 11 followed by Hymn 158

Luke 2:40 followed by Hymn 164 

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy

S & H 332: 23 and S & H 29: 20-28, 32-4 followed by Hymn 123

S & H 333:16-23 and S & H VII: 1-12 followed by Hymn 23

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The Recital is lead by Dr. Susan Armstrong, AAGO.   Susan is past Dean of the Merrimack Valley chapter of the American Guild of Organists, served on the national AGO committee “On The New Organist”. She was director of two Pipe Organ Encounters for teen-aged students, and taught at New England College, also directing the College Chorus.  She studied with Anton Heiller in Austria, and Michel Chapuis in France and has performed widely in Europe, Canada, and the United States.

Armstrong has a tremendous repertory of organ and orchestra works that include world premieres as well as the standard compositions. She accompanied the Mozart Requiem last Spring for the Clearlakes Chorale. Her recitals and recordings are broadcast by local and National Public Radio stations. She received her doctorate in Organ Performance from Boston University. Susan is in her tenth year as organist at the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Concord. Active as a writer, her articles on American music have appeared in the major music journals.   On the AFKA label, Armstrong has made 5 Compact Discs. She is a member of the AMC 100 Highest Club of New England, and the Essex County Bee Club. 

michaelMichael Sklader was organist at the Portland St Baptist Church in Haverhill, Mass, where he played an 1885 Hook & Hastings. As a graduate of Montclair State College, he later studied organ at the University of Krakow in Krakow, Poland. Michael and Susan have played duets together in concerts in New York and New England.   This is his third appearance here.

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Program Notes

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For information about our previous Christmas Organ Concerts link here

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