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October 10, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
After more than a year of restoration, the 1950 Aeolian-Skinner Op. 1132 built for the Redeemer Church in New Haven, Connecticut has found new life in the Sanctuary. You’re invited to attend the inaugural organ recital presented by Grant Wareham, Director of Music Ministry and Organist.
The program will highlight all the capabilities of the new-to-Derry Aeolian-Skinner organ, including soaring, pure flute tones of the new Harmonic Flute (1929 E.M. Skinner pipes that were not included in the instrument’s original installation) on Louis Vierne’s “Clair de Lune,” a bubbly prelude and a soaring fugue in Maurice Duruflé’s tribute to his fallen friend, Jehan Alain, in his “Prelude and Fugue on ALAIN,” and the organ used as a full orchestra in an organ transcription of Felix Mendelssohn’s “Overture to Ruy Blas.” The program will conclude with Max Reger’s Chorale Fantasy on “How Brightly Shines the Morning Star.”
Organist Grant Wareham is particularly excited to present the world premiere of “Up to Eleven,” a piece written specifically for this instrument by Derry’s own Dr. Jamie Mosher.
A free will offering will be received in support of Derry’s Arts Alive Cultural Series.