Serving the Lord for over 184 years

 

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Bryan Lohr, Organist

November 16, 2014

4:00 PM

Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church
Richmond, Indiana

 

Program

Toccata ……………………………………..….…………..Théodore Dubois

                                                                                                                (1837-1924)

 

Mein junges Leben hat ein End…………...…..Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

                                                                                                                (1562-1621)

 

Prelude In C Major, BWV 547…………............…….Johan Sebastian Bach

                                                                                                                (1685-1750)

 

Choral Predlude on Ich Ruf Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ…..………...J. S. Bach

 

Sonata for Organ, No. 2……………………..……….…Felix Mendelssohn

                                                                                                                (1809-1847)

              I.            Grave/Aagio

              II.           Allegro Maestoso y Vivace

              III.         Fuga

Religioso……………………….……………………...….Georg Goltermann

                                                                                                                (1824-1898)

 

Sortie No. 3 in E-flat Major………..………………..L. J. A. Lefébyre-Wély

                                                                                                                (1817-1984)

 

America the Beautiful……………………………….…….Calvin Hampton

                                                                                                                (1938-1984)

 

Allegro Vivace from Smphonie V………………….....Charles-Marie Widor

                                                                                                                (1844-1937)

 

About The Performer

Bryan Lohr is a native of Stoystown, PA and began his early studies on the organ with Dr. Randy Fagan in Somerset, PA.  As a teenager Bryan continued his piano studies with Dr. Fagan and organ studies with Jason Kissel and Dr. John Walker, the current President of the American Guild of Organists, at Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh.  Bryan completed his undergraduate performance degree at the Julliard School, where he studied the organ with John Weaver and the Grammy Award-wining Paul Jacobs.  Bryan also holds a Master’s Degree from Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied with Donald Wilkins.  Bryan was also the first, and to-date only, organist to have received the prestigious Artist Diploma from Carnegie Mellon.

 

As a student in New York City, Bryan served for three years as organist and director of music at Manhattan’s First Church of Religious Science, then meeting at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, where Bryan played weekly on the four manual, tracker action Kuhn Organ.  Bryan is currently the organist and music director at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Somerset, PA where he maintains an active role in the musical life of the wider church. Serving as a member of the board of directors of the United Church of Christ Musician’s National Network and as the General Synod Organist.

 

Bryan and his wife Catherine currently reside along the banks of the Stonycreek River in Hooversvlle, PA with their four dogs, Baxter, Patches, Rory and Hilde.

 

For more information on Bryan and his future performances, please visit www.bryanlohr.com .

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The Clairesse A. Reid Memorial Organ 

Donley, of Indianapolis, Indiana, built by Hook, Hastings & Company of Boston, Massachusetts. The Organ case was designed by Badgkey & Nicklas, Cleveland, Ohio, and built by A. H. Andrews Company of Chicago, Illinois.  This beautiful Organ is in reality, FIVE ORGANS IN ONE: Great, Swell, Choir, Echo, and Pedal.

Speaking Stops                     41

Cathedral Chimes                  1

Couplers, etc.                        22

Accessories                              9

Combinations (Pistons)       20

Pedal Combinations, etc.      9

And Crescendo                      1

 

The Main Organ is behind the pulpit, divided with space in the center for the choir, detached console, etc. and comprised four beautiful facades of Gothic tracery and groups of large speaker pipes all finished in gold and mahogany.

 

The unique Cathedral Chimes are enclosed in a swell box and are operated by a special electro-pneumatic devise of the builders.

 

The Echo Organ is placed high in a tower in the opposite end of the church, and from the character of its stops, their artistic treatment, and its peculiar location, this unusual feature is very beautiful and useful.

 

The instrument as a whole is a type of the highest and best system of modern organ-building art and offers wonderful possibilities for the organist.

               

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On behalf of the Session and the members of Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church we thank you for your presence and hope you enjoyed this wonderful concert.  Please know that  you are welcome at any time.

 

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                Serving the Lord for over 184 years

 

1004 North "A" Street

Richmond, IN  47374-3153

Church Office:  765-966-7618.

Pastor:  Rev. Joseph T. Fields, M.Div.                

Office Administrator/Secretary: Linda Morris

E-mail:

office@reidpres.com

Web Site:

www.reidpres.com

 

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