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First Church of Christ is pleased
to host the Seventeenth Annual

ALBERT SCHWEITZER ORGAN FESTIVAL

NATIONAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG ORGANISTS
September 5-7, 2014
 
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CELEBRATION CONCERT

Friday, September 5— 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.

An offering will be received. Childcare is available for ages 8 and under.

A reception will follow.

ORGAN COMPETITION  (OFFICIAL RESULTS)

Saturday, September 6

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

    First Place  -  Clara Gerdes of Davidson, North Carolina

    Second Place  - Alexander Pattavina of Stoughton, Massachusetts

    Third Place - Richard Gress of Newmarket, New Hampshire

 

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

     First Place -  Nicholas Quardokus of Bridgman, Michigan   

     Second Place - Brian Glikes of Rochester, New York

     Third Place - Evan Cogswell of Glastonbury, Connecticut

 

David Spicer Hymn Playing Award

     Winner - Nicholas Quardokus of Bridgman, Michigan 
     Honorable Mention - Evan Cogswell of Glastonbury, Connecticut

 

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP

Sunday, September 7 — 8:45 a.m. traditional service.

Finalists will participate in the morning’s traditional worship service. They will provide the Prelude, Offertory and Postlude. 

 

MASTERCLASS

Sunday, September 7 — 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

All finalists  in both divisions will participate in a masterclass with the judges in the Meetinghouse of First Church of Christ, 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.