HOUSES OF WORSHIP
Organ at Davidson Presents Christmas Music for Organ by Michael Lehtinen
In a bonus concert for December, Organ at Davidson presents Christmas music for organ on December 11 at 7:30 p.m. Michael Lehtinen will play the versatile Wicks organ in the sanctuary of Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Main Street in Davidson.
Dr. Lehtinen’s program encompasses a broad variety of seasonal music, from German chorale settings by J.S. Bach, to early French variations on a noel, to glorious French Romantic nativities, to favorite carols set by American composers. There is something for everyone.
Michael Lehtinen, a native of Minnesota, began his college study at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He completed the Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance at Oberlin Conservatory. He then received the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Organ Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music. His principal teachers were David Craighead and Haskell Thomson.
Michael is the organist at St. Stephen United Methodist Church in Charlotte, and is the director of Southern Park Music School. Recent performance venues include the Northern Lights Music Festival (Minnesota), Charlotte American Guild of Organists Summer Series, and the Spoleto Festival.
All programs are on Monday nights and are free (with donations encouraged), followed by a Friends of the Organ meet-the-artist reception immediately after the performance.
The following month’s program features Chase Loomer from Eastman School of Music, performing on January 15.
For more information, please contact Jane Cain, Director of Music at Davidson College Presbyterian Church. Phone: 704-892-5641; Fax: 704-892-5956; E-mail: [email protected]