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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.
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.
Monica Czausz from Houston, Texas
Robin Ericksen from Macon, Georgia
Mary Pan from Burlington, Connecticut
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).
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.
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.