Come and celebrate Redeemer's Letourneau pipe organ’s 12th birthday! The concert is free; donations to the "Friends of Music" will be accepted at the door. A dessert reception will follow the concert. THE PROGRAM: Sowerby - Pageant Bach - Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 Trio super Allein Gott in der höh sei ehr, BWV 664 Dupré - Three Preludes and Fugues, Op. 7 Bolcom - Two Gospel Preludes: Shall we gather at the river (A Fantasia) Jesus loves me Vierne - Final, from Symphonie No. 6, Op. 59 THE ARTIST: Christopher Jacobson is the Duke University Chapel Organist and organist at the Duke Divinity School. Before assuming his position at Duke last summer, he had served as Associate Organist at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia, South Carolina, and Assistant Organist at Washington National Cathedral where he assisted in the direction of the cathedral music program and training of the cathedral choirs. Christopher has presented organ recitals across North America, Europe, and Australia. In addition to an active interest in organ music of 19th- and 20th-century France, he has performed the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach on several occasions across the United States. He has also accompanied choirs in residencies and tours in the United States and Europe, and is an active continuo artist with the early music ensemble Three Notch’d Road and the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra. He has won prizes in numerous organ competitions, including the National Young Artist Competition in Organ Performance (American Guild of Organists), the Miami International Organ Competition, and the John R. Rodland Competition in Church Music. Christopher holds a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance and the Sacred Music Diploma from the Eastman School of Music as well as a Bachelor of Music degree with distinction in Organ Performance from St. Olaf College. In addition, he holds the Associate diploma (AAGO) from the American Guild of Organists. His teachers have included David Higgs, William Porter, John Ferguson, and Catherine Rodland. Christopher is a graduate of the American Boychoir School where he was a treble chorister under James Litton.
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