Monday, September 09, 2013

Faculty Recital

Seven Centuries of the Organ
Mercer University
Townsend School of Music
an Organ Concert
performed by
Jack Mitchener
Associate Professor of Organ

This Recital was performed on the Richards, Fowkes & Company organ which was built in 1992 in the style of small north European organs of the 16th and 17th centuries in Fickling Recital Hall at Mercer University.  The following is quoted from the program:

"This is a small instrument of only seven stops and ten ranks of pipes."  I can testify that this Organ produced a magnificent sound and was ably played by Jack Mitchener.  Even though the instrument is on an upper level in the back of Fickling Hall we were able to see the performer because of a Camera system which allowed us all to see the organist on a screen in the front of the Hall.

As advertised, the selections included compositions from the 1300s up to the 2000s.  It was a wonderful recital and My Bride and I enjoyed it very much.

I continue to be amazed by the fact that there is so much to do in Macon, Georgia.  

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