Organ Concert by Bruce Adami to benefit The Young Organist Collaborative
Presented by The Young Organist Collaborative
March 9, 2012
The Young Organist Collaborative, which provides scholarship money to the next generation of organists, is hosting a benefit concert, “From Bach to the Beatles,” at Christ Church in Exeter, NH on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 7:30pm. There is no set ticket price, however attendees are invited to make contributions to the Young Organist Collaborative scholarship fund. Bruce Adami is the Organist and Interim Director of Music at Christ Church in Exeter, NH and gives solo organ recitals throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Prior to joining Christ Church, he spent 20 years as the Director of Music and Organist at Brookside Congregational Church in Manchester, where he directed several choirs and supervised the renovations of the church’s two pipe organs. Adami also worked for several years as a pipe organ builder for George Bozemen and Company. Adami holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. Built in 2006, the Lively-Fulcher organ at Christ Church is a 3-manual, 45-rank pipe organ with extensive carvings, exquisite details, and a large palette of sounds. “From Bach to Beatles” will include works by Bach, Zachau, Johnson, Vierne, Dupré, Duruflé, Scott Joplin, and a brand new work by the English composer Paul Ayres. There will be a number of surprises on the program including a guest appearance by Richie Gress, a Young Organist Collaborative student, who will play the famous Toccata in D minor by J. S. Bach. The Young Organist Collaborative invests in the next generation of organists by providing scholarship money for musicians ages 10-16. An outreach program of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, NH, the Collaborative accepts and supports young musicians of all faiths. Scholarship funds go directly to organ lessons and students are asked to make a yearlong commitment to their musical training. Since its inception in 2001, the Young Organist Collaborative has supported more than 80 young organists in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts in their musical training. All scholarship funds come from contributions made directly to the Young Organist Collaborative. For more information on how to apply or to make a donation, visit http://www.stjohnsnh.org/music/ Attendees are invited to a reception in the parish hall following the concert.