Dr. Marilyn J. Keiser will play the Dedicatory Concert of the Buzard Opus 33 pipe organ on Sunday, 5 November 2006 at 5:00pm at St. Francis Episcopal Church, located at 1525 Mulberry Street, Zionsville, IN. Works of William Henry Harris, J. S. Bach, Leo Sowerby, Dan Locklair, and Henri Mulet will be performed. The concert is free and open to the public.
Consultant for St. Francis new organ and Chancellor's Professor of Music at the Jacobs School of Music (Indiana University, Bloomington, IN), Dr. Marilyn Keiser has given recitals, workshops, and master classes throughout the United States, Canada, England, France, Brazil, and Singapore, and has performed at the International Congress of Organists and with the Singapore Symphony. Her articles appear in Reformed Liturgy and Music and The American Organist, and she is the author of Teaching Music in Small Churches. She has recorded for Lyrichord Records, Wicks Organ Company, Pro Organo, and Gothic Records.
Opus 33 is the first Buzard pipe organ to be built for an Indiana recipient. The instrument has 27 ranks across two manuals, a 32-note pedalboard, and 99 levels of memory. Located in the Gallery at the rear of the nave, the organ is somewhat unusual in its design: it is the second of Buzard s opuses to have the Great Organ housed in a case overhanging the balcony rail. The Swell and Pedal Organs are encased on the Gallery floor. Buzard Pipe Organ Company is based in Champaign, IL.
A reception will follow the concert. The concert is free and open to the public; however, free will donations will be cheerfully accepted. For more information about this event, please call A. Lee Barlow, Music Director, or Sandra Michels, Rector at (317) 873-4377.
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