Celebratory Choral Evensong
June 18, 2023 at 4 pm
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
Fab Film Music
July 15, 2023 at 7 pm
Merrill Auditorium, Portland
James Kennerley, Organist
August 18, 2023 at 7 pm
Merrill Auditorium, Portland
Paul Jacobs, Organist
September 29, 2023 at 7 pm
Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul
Daniel Brondel, Organist
October 15, 2023 at 6 pm
First Parish Church
218 Central Avenue, Dover, NH
Hector Olivera, Organist
Summer Concerts at Methuen Memorial Music Hall
Our 2023 summer organ series will run from May 24 to August 30. Here’s the lineup for May and June. All programs start at 7:30 PM. Tickets (Adults: $15, Students with ID: $10, Children: $5) are available at the door (credit cards accepted) or online.
June 7 - Andrew Scanlon, a Methuen native who is now Associate Organist at Church of the Advent in Boston, will play a program of “French Masters”, from César Franck to Pierre Cochereau.
June 14 – Paul Fey, a young German organist and composer, will make his American debut. Paul lives in Leipzig, where he plays at several churches including the famous St. Thomas Church, where J.S. Bach was the organist. His program, “Music from Leipzig”, features pieces by six Leipzig composers and will include the world premiere of his “Fantasie on Simple Gifts", commissioned for the occasion.
June 21 – Margaret Kvamme, a freelance organist and private teacher from Los Gatos, California, will play a program, “Mélodies des Femmes”, featuring music by 10 women composers and arrangers, from Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel to Rachel Laurin.
June 28 – Michel Hey, Associate Director of Music at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York and an in-demand concert organist, will play a program featuring transcriptions of well-known pieces by Wagner, Debussy, and Mussorgsky, as well as an original piece recently composed by Jason Roberts.
If you can’t come to the Hall, you can purchase a summer series online subscription at https://www.mmmh.org/subscribers
We are releasing videos of all the 2022 summer organ concerts, one each week, on Wednesday mornings, from now until May 24. Find them (and other content) on our free YouTube channel.
Max Reger Festival
November 3-5, 2023
You are invited to attend the Max Reger Festival 150 Nov 3-5, 2023.
The Worcester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is hosting a festival Nov. 3-5, 2023 to celebrate the 150th birthday of German composer Max Reger. In his brief 43 years, Reger expanded the compositional language for the organ, leaving a profound portfolio of works for generations to come. Recitals and lectures are centered in Worcester and open to all.
Held in Worcester, Massachusetts, the balance of lectures and recitals over the weekend of November 3-5, 2023 will provide a variety of events to choose from. Please visit the website at Reger Festival 150 for more information and/or contact either Ronna Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marjorie Ness, Sub-Dean (email@example.com) if you have questions.