ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Annual Bach Bash on March 11
Davidson – Organ at Davidson’s 13th annual Bach Birthday Bash brings the best of Bach to its growing audience on March 11. Three accomplished organists—Jane Cain, David Brinson, and Katie Ann McCarty—serve up Bach’s timeless counterpoint to an appreciative audience.
All Organ at Davidson events begin at 7:30 p.m. at Davidson College Presbyterian Church on 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.
The program is framed by two of Bach’s masterpieces, the Passacaglia in C Minor and the Fantasy and Fugue in G Minor. Chorale-based works from several of Bach’s collections form the centerpiece, exhibiting a wide variety in his musical style.
Jane Cain has brought music in many forms to the community and region as Music Director at Davidson College Presbyterian Church since 1979. She founded the Organ at Davidson series after the church’s Wicks organ was rebuilt in 2006, to share its clear and rich sounds with the community. Listeners come from all over the region. The varied series has included instrumentalists, choral groups, silent films, and period costumes over the years, in addition to traditional organ concerts.
David Brinson, DCPC’s Associate Director, holds a master’s degree in organ from Emory University. His responsibilities at the church cover a wide range of skills, including accompanying, directing, and oversight of the church’s informal service. He is a native of Matthews, NC.
Katie Ann McCarty is Organist and Associate Music Director at Davidson United Methodist Church. She holds the D.M.A. degree from Arizona State University, where she studied with Kimberly Marshall. As a Fulbright scholar, she spent a year in Bordeaux, France. In addition to her broad duties at DUMC, Dr. McCarty has been especially successful in introducing young people to the organ and inspiring them to take lessons. Several of her students have gone on to major in organ.
CALENDAR VERSION: Davidson – Organ at Davidson’s annual 2019 Bach Birthday Bash program begins Monday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Davidson College Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Davidson. Performers are Jane Cain, David Brinson and Katie Ann McCarty. Performances are free, with donations gratefully accepted. A Friends of the Organ meet-the-artist reception follows