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Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival, Inc. is pleased
to host the Eighteenth Annual

ALBERT SCHWEITZER ORGAN FESTIVAL

NATIONAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG ORGANISTS
September 11-13, 2015
 
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CELEBRATION CONCERT - at First Church of Christ, Wethersfield

Friday, September 11— 7:30 p.m.

A Celebration Concert opens the festival, featuring the three judges for the competition who will play selections of their choosing, along with the glorious sounds of the Festival Choir, all under the direction of David Spicer, Minister of Music, and co-founder of the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival.

 

ORGAN COMPETITION - at First Church of Christ, Wethersfield

Saturday, September 12

High School Division — 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

                   Finalists are: (competing in random order)

                          Elena Baquerizo from Miami, Florida

                          Adrian Binkley from Madison, Wisconsin

                          Aaron Patterson from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Young Professional Division — 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm.

                   Finalists are: (competing in random order)

                          Monica Czausz from Houston, Texas

                          Robin Ericksen from Macon, Georgia

                          Mary Pan from Burlington, Connecticut

     

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP

Sunday, September 13 — 9:00 a.m. traditional service.

Finalists will participate in the morning’s traditional worship service. They will provide the Prelude, Offertory and Postlude. Finalists will also participate in other area worship services (TBD).

 

MASTERCLASS - at First Church of Christ, Wethersfield

Sunday, September 13 — 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

All finalists  in both divisions will participate in a masterclass with the judges and awards will be presented.


All are welcome to attend any or all of the events! 
 

Our inspiration at ASOF

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) — Dr. Schweitzer was a physician, theologian, musician and philosopher. His writings on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) have been an invaluable resource and inspiration for organists and musicologists. The Nobel Peace Laureate’s ethic of Reverence for Life emphasizes each human being’s responsibility to all forms of life on our planet. This philosophy is the foundation of the programs of the Albert Schweitzer Institute, located at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.