BANGOR — The St. John’s Organ Society will conclude its 27th summer recital series 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 207 York St., with a program by Kevin Birch. Birch will play on Maine’s largest 19th century mechanical-action pipe organ, E. & G. G. Hook’s magnificent Opus 288. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
His recital will comprise works of Felix Mendelssohn, Dudley Buck and Robert Schumann.
Kevin Birch holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Iowa with previous studies at New England Conservatory in Boston and the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. Since 1992 he has served as director of music at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bangor where he also serves as executive director of St. John’s Organ Society. He is a member of the music faculty at the University of Maine’s School of the Performing Arts in Orono and serves on the Liturgical Commission for the Diocese of Portland. He has performed solo recitals in the US, Canada, Europe, South America and for several national conventions of the Organ Historical Society.
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