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Dobson Organ 40th Anniversary Recital, featuring Dr. Christopher Young
November 1 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, Nov 1, 2019, Dr. Christopher Young performs a solo organ recital in Trinity Chapel, a part of the 40th anniversary weekend celebration of Bethany’s Dobson organ. All organ students in Bethany’s history are especially invited to attend the weekend’s recitals, presentations, and hymn sing- 168 Bethany students have taken organ lessons in the past 30 years alone. $10 suggested donation at the door.
- October 31, Reformation Organ Vespers 4:30 pm
- November 1, Christopher Young Organ Recital, 7 pm
- November 2, Chapel Organ 40th Anniversary, 9:30 am-5 pm
- 9:30 am–10 am Meet and Greet
- 10 am-Noon–Alumni “marathon” recital
- 1:30-2:30 pm–Lynn Dobson presentation on building the chapel organ
- 3:30 pm–Hymn Festival (hymn singing) with Jacob Weber
A native of New England, Indiana University Bloomington Jacobs School of Music Prof. Christopher Young is the winner of the 1988 National Young Artists Competition (NYACOP) of the American Guild of Organists and the 1988 Arthur Poister Competition (Syracuse University). He was also recognized by Musical America as one of their outstanding Young Artists of 1989. His concert career began under the auspices of a special young artist program provided by Karen McFarlane Artists, and continued under the Young Organists Cooperative, of which he was a co-director until 1993.
Dr. Young has been a featured artist at national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists. He has been heard as a featured performer on American Public Media’s “Pipedreams” and has appeared in concert with the Rochester (MN) Chamber Chorale, the Minneapolis Chamber Symphony and with his wife, violinist Brenda Brenner. He has presented at several AGO National Pedagogy Conferences, as well national and regional conventions of the AGO.
Dr. Young began organ lessons under the tutelage of Marion Anderson while a freshman at Bates College in Lewiston, ME, where, in 1982 he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with High Honors in Music. A graduate of The Eastman School of Music, he earned the MM and DMA degrees and the prestigious Performer’s Certificate under David Craighead and Russell Saunders.