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Leader in Baroque Keyboard Music Opens Organ at Davidson 2018-2019 Series

by | Sep 2, 2018 | Arts & Entertainment, Houses of Worship


Starting on the small tracker organ in Lingle Chapel and moving into the sanctuary of Davidson College Presbyterian Church with its Wicks organ, Dr. Elizabeth Harrison kicks off Organ at Davidson’s 13th series season with a program titled “Around Bach.” It features music by Boehm, Buxtehude, Walter, Krebs, and Bach.

Distinguished as a leader in both Baroque organ pedagogy and keyboard music, the kickoff recitalist coordinates the Music Program and is a Professor of Music at Pfeiffer University, as well as Director of Music at Christ Episcopal Church in Albemarle, North Carolina. A board member for several American Guild of Organist (AGO) chapters, she currently serves on the Charlotte Chapter of AGO board.

From 1988-1991, Dr. Harrison’s studies were at Bunderhee’s North German Organ Academy with Harald Vogel, where she was chosen Organ Assistant to help with teaching. She earned bachelor’s degrees from Duke University and Southern College, a Master of Music from New England Conservatory, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Stanford University.

Her teaching positions have been at Stanford, Westminster College (Pa.), Geneva College, and two universities in Oklahoma where she taught courses in studio organ, organ literature, church music, music theory, and music history. With papers published on early keyboard pedagogy, she has produced three commercial CDs: two on the Raven label and one with ORSEV.

All Organ at Davidson events begin at 7:30 p.m. at DCPC at 100 N.Main Street in Davidson and are open to the public. A meet-the-artist reception by Friends of the Organ follows the program. Performances are free, with donations appreciated to enhance the series.

For more information, please call Jane Cain, Director of Music, Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 704-892-5641.

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