Noontime Organ Recital

Noontime Organ Recital
December 04
12:30 PM to 1:10 PM

December 4 Organist:  Jessica Park

Trio Sonata no. 5 in C Major, BWV529 (I. Allegro)                 Johann Sebastian Bach
Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654                              (1685-1750)
Wachet auf, ruft und die Stimme, BWV 645

Five Preludes on Plainchant melodies                                  Healey Willan
II. Christe redemptor omnium                                                  (1880-1968)

Deuxième fantaisie, JA 117                                                        Jehan Alain

A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Jessica Park received First Prizes at the American Guild of Organists (AGO)/Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists (Region VI), and the Twin Cities AGO/Schubert Club Competition. She performed recitals as a “Rising Star” at the 2014 AGO National Convention in Boston, and was the featured organist at the inaugural Twin Cities Early Music Festival. In 2019, she was selected into The Diapason magazine's "20 under 30", which recognizes young talents in the fields of organ and harpsichord performance. Her performances have been heard on the American Public Media’s Pipedreams. 
Jessica received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, where she studied with Dean Billmeyer. In addition, she studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, receiving the Master of Music degree in Historical Performance (organ, harpsichord) and the Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance. At Oberlin, she studied organ with James David Christie, and harpsichord and continuo with Webb Wiggins. In addition, she studied with Distinguished Visiting Professors Olivier Latry and Marie-Louise Langlais. Jessica is the Organist and Director of Music at the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, where she is the organist and director of the Schola Cantorum. 

At St. Olaf, we are blessed to have a magnificent 67-rank pipe organ. This fall, it will be showcased in a series of recitals on Wednesday afternoons, immediately following the noon Mass.
Come hear the organ thunder with might and whisper gently as talented organists showcase a variety of repertoire.

Wednesday Organ Recitals run from September 18 through December 4, and will be approx. 30-40 minutes long.
Freewill donation.


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