In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, local concert organist, Alexander Anderson, offers a program of organ music centered on the Lutheran church’s most significant organist and composer, J.S. Bach. The program begins with a selection of pieces by composers who heavily influenced the work of the master, and continues with some of Bach’s most exceptional works, including the Prelude and Fugue in B minor. The program climaxes with the program-sonata The 94th Psalm by Julius Reubke, who like Luther and Bach, lived in the state of Saxony. Reubke wrote this monumental work a year before his untimely death at the age of 24.
Anderson is professor emeritus of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and also former Director of Music at Haileybury College in England. He is a prize winner in the St. Albans International Organ Competition, and has given concerts widely in the United States and Europe. He is also the husband of our director of music!
The concert is free and all are welcome. An offering will be received on behalf of the choirs of United Church of Chapel Hill, which are raising money for their summer trip to Germany at the invitation of our sister church in Köln-Pesch to participate in the 500th anniversary Reformation celebrations.