CHOIR & CONCERTS
MUSICA MAXIMA, December 2014 ORGAN GALA First Congregational Church,
801 Bushnell, Beloit WI 53511
Sunday, December 21, 2014, 3 pm, organ recital and carol sing by:
Adrian Binkley and Max Yount
On Sunday, December 21, 2014, 3 pm, Adrian Binkley, with a small contribution by myself, will offer a concert of celebratory organ music with carol singing. Mr. Binkley, a Wisconsin native, and former pupil of Yount and Sam Hutchinson, is a junior at Interlochen Arts Academy, where he studies organ with Professor Tom Bara. Binkley will perform Mendelssohn’s Sonata III for organ, Bach ‘s Toccata and Fugue in d Minor, BWV 538, Clérambault’s Basse et dessus de trompette and Plein jeux, Jean Langlais’ Dialogue des Mixtures, and Litanies by Alain.
Adrian, at a young age, has already had considerable experience as a recitalist. With his professors’ encouragement he is considering choices among the top music schools of the country (Curtis, Eastman, Julliard) for his next step. You are invited to witness this young artist—his second appearance in our series.
To Binkley’s program I will add the first movement of Paul Hindemith’s celebratory Sonata II for organ, and accompany you in singing “What Child is This”, “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice” and “Joy to the World.”
With the church decked with greens, and the great organ to listen to, this will be a wonderful way to feel the spirit of the season.
Looking ahead, MUSICA MAXIMA has only two concerts planned for Spring 2015. On April 19, at 3 pm. David Newman, piano, and his wind ensemble, Zephyr, will perform, followed one week later, on April 26, at 3 pm, by Ian Nie, piano, and members of the
Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra. Look for more news of these events in 2015.
Everyone is invited. Admission is free, but a freewill offering is taken to help MUSICA MAXIMA bring these performances to you.
All ages join in on the fun!