Organ & Piano Extravaganza at Christ Episcopal Church in Exeter

The 150th Anniversary Celebration of Christ Episcopal Church of Exeter, NH will kick off on Friday, September 18 with a Duo Organ Concert at 7:30pm open to the community.  Bruce Adami, Music Director and Organist at Christ Church, will be joined by Brian Jones, Emeritus Director of Music at Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston.

The two will perform works for organ four hands and four feet, works for piano and organ, and works for solo organ.  The church’s newly renovated 1938 Steinway piano will be featured prominently in the concert. Adami and Jones both have been featured in joint concerts during the past five years from New Hampshire to Florida and will be giving programs this year in Little Rock, Arkansas; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Naples, Florida.

Graeme McCullough, Director of Music at All Saints Church in Worcester, Massachusetts writes, “Definitely the highlight of our 2012 Lenten Recital Series was the organ/piano duo concert given by Brian Jones and Bruce Adami. So successful was this event, that those who were present have demanded a return performance! This was a concert of the highest musical calibre, with both performers giving outstanding performances of works by Gustav Merkel and Clifford Demarest.

Individually, both Jones and Adami showed great mastery in setting the mood of each piece; in letting each phrase take flight; and in grabbing the music by the scruff of the neck when necessary. But they also demonstrated that most rare of gifts, the ability to draw the audience into the drama. Added to this was the consummate skill they displayed in playing off each other: the incisive interplay between the organ and piano, particularly in the Fantaisie in C minor, testified to an almost telepathic musical empathy between the two players.”

The concert on September 18 is open to the public and will feature works by Arndt, Buck, Chopin, Demarest, Kloppers, Merkel, and Wesley.   There will be a suggested donation of $10 ($2 for children twelve and under) at the door for this event.

Christ Church is the Episcopal Church located in Exeter, NH whose mission is to Live, joyfully in faith; Connect, with God and one another; Serve, the local and global community.  For more information, visit http://christchurchexeter.org/.  Christ Church, Exeter is part of The Episcopal Church of New Hampshire.  More at http://www.nhepiscopal.org/.