Grand Organ Series

Friday, October 5, 2018

The Irene D. and William R. Miller Chancel Organ in Memory of John Scott Dedication Recital
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
Much anticipated, and as a result of over ten years of visionary planning and painstaking hard work on the part of many, The Irene D. and William R. Miller Chancel Organ in memory of John Scott has gradually taken shape visually and aurally over the past year. With 102 stops, this magisterial instrument now presides over both sides of the Chancel, and is designed for liturgical and concert use. In this dedicatory recital, Daniel Hyde will demonstrate the many colors and sounds of the new instrument, from the softest strings to the iconic ‘blazing Saint Thomas sound’ known to many familiar with the previous instrument. An occasion not to be missed.

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Grand Organ Series II: Messiaen - La Nativité du Seigneur
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
Daniel Hyde plays the second of six Grand Organ recitals on the Miller-Scott Organ. Arguably the most distinctive and progressive voice in twentieth century French music, and certainly the most significant organist-composer of any nationality since Bach, Olivier Messiaen is best known for his cycle of nine pieces entitled La Nativité du Seigneur. Written in 1935, the music speaks directly of the joy, peace and wonder of Christmas. Why not take a break from your Christmas shopping and slip into this synesthetic world of color and sound, showcasing some of the most hidden and delicate sounds of the Miller-Scott Organ? No tickets required, donation requested.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Grand Organ Series III: Benjamin Sheen
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church
In the third of six Grand Organ recitals, Benjamin Sheen, Associate Organist at Saint Thomas Church, plays the Miller-Scott Organ. One of the UK’s brightest young organists and hailed as ‘brilliant' by the New York Times, he is the 2013 winner of the Pierre S. du Pont First Prize in the inaugural Longwood Gardens Organ Competition and received Second Prize and the Jon Laukvik prize at the St. Alban’s International Organ Competition 2013. No tickets reqiured. Donation requested.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Grand Organ Series IV: Katelyn Emerson
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church
In the fourth of six Grand Organ recitals, Katelyn Emerson plays the Miller-Scott Organ. “Emerson … shows every indication that she will become one of her generation’s most prominent organists." - Allan Kozinn, Portland Press Herald. No tickets required. Donation requested.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Grand Organ Series V: Chelsea Chen
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church
In the fifth of six Grand Organ recitals, Chelsea Chen plays the Miller-Scott Organ. “…Chelsea played with confidence, style, and imagination at a level that many older performers would surely envy…The [organ’s] future is in the hands [of] players such as Chelsea Chen who not only perform exceptionally well but also compose for the organ and encourage other friends of their generation to write for it too.” - Michael Barone. No tickets required. Donation requested.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Grand Organ Series VI: Ken Cowan
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In the final of six Grand Organ recitals, Ken Cowan plays the Miller-Scott Organ. “[There is] no doubt as to the player’s extraordinary muscle and aptitude.” - The American Organist. No tickets required. Donation requested.