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Trinity Church Friends of Music presents organ recital with Jonathan William Moyer


Trinity Church Friends of Music and the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents Jonathan William Moyer, organist in recital, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury, located at Route 263 and Sugan Road.

The recital will feature organ works by Vincent Lübeck, Pablo Bruna, S. S. Wesley, Dudley Buck, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Petr Eben. The organ at Trinity Church was built by Martin Pasi & Associates and installed in 2006. It is a mechanical action instrument of 29 stops, 33 ranks.

Dr. Moyer is the David S. Boe chair and associate professor of organ at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He is organist of the Church of the Covenant in Cleveland, Ohio, and has been a visiting-lecturer in organ at the Hochschule für Musik in Lübeck, Germany. He performs a vast repertoire spanning from the renaissance to the modern era, and has concertized throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.

His recent concerts include St. Katharinen (Hamburg), St. Johannis (Lüneburg), Schwerin Cathedral. St. Jakobi (Lübeck), Marienkirche (Berlin), Ludgerikirche (Norden), Laurenskerk (Alkmaar), the Marktkirchethe (Hannover), Blois Cathedral (France), and J.S. Bach’s complete “Clavierübung III” at the German Reformed Church in Budapest, Hungary.

He has performed with numerous ensembles, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra, Blue Water Chamber Orchestra of Cleveland, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Oberlin Symphony Orchestra, Concert Artists of Baltimore, and the Handel Choir of Baltimore.

His performances have been featured on NPR’s nationally syndicated program “Pipe Dreams,” and he has performed at Conventions for the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society.

At Oberlin, Dr. Moyer oversees one of the largest and most diverse collegiate collections of pipe organs in the United States, and this year, he was recipient of Oberlin’s Excellence in Teaching award.

Dr. Moyer holds degrees in organ and piano from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Peabody Institute of Music, and Bob Jones University. He is represented by WindWerk Artists.

Dr. Moyer resides in Shaker Heights, Ohio, along with his wife, organist, Dr. Kaori Hongo, and sons, Christopher Sho and Samuel Kazu.

Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for ages 18 and under. For tickets call 215-297-5135.

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