Dan Locklair and Marilyn Keiser

Dan Locklair and Marilyn Keiser

Dan Locklair’s Phoenix Processional for organ and two movements from his Windows of Comfort will be performed by world-renowned organist Marilyn Keiser on Friday, April 5 – 7:30 PM at Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue in New York, N.Y. This will be part of the American Guild of Organists sponsored recital and gala benefit reception honoring Dr. Keiser.

Phoenix Processional for solo organ comes from a larger composition entitled Phoenix Fanfare and Processional for organ, brass quartet and percussion. The original three minute Phoenix Fanfare was commissioned in 1979 by Union Theological Seminary in New York City for the  February 1980 reopening and dedication of Union’s renovated James Memorial Chapel. More about it at http://www.locklair.com/wp/compositions/organ/phoenix-processional-for-organ.

Windows of Comfort (Organbooks I and II) is a 1996 work for solo organ. The complete work has been recorded by Marie Rubis Bauer for Recital Recordings and selections have been recorded by Douglas Cleveland for the Gothic label.

Other works on the April 5 program are by Alec Wyton, Herbert Howells, Margaret Sandresky, Josef Rheinberger, and Louis Vierne.

Tickets for the recital only are $25, and can be purchased at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9768839 or at the Cathedral immediately prior to the recital. Recital and gala benefit reception tickets are $100 ($75 tax deductible) and can be purchased online at http://www.agohq.org or by calling 212-870-2311, ext. 4308.

Marilyn Keiser is Chancellor’s Professor of Music Emeritus at Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University in Bloomington, where she taught courses in sacred music and applied organ for 25 years. Prior to her appointment at Indiana University, Dr. Keiser was organist and director of music at All Souls Parish in Asheville, N.C., and music consultant for the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina, holding both positions from 1970 to 1983.

DLLoftCDCover110She has recorded The Music of Dan Locklair for Loft Recordings. More about the CD at http://www.gothic-catalog.com/The_Music_of_Dan_Locklair_Marilyn_Keiser_organist_p/lrcd-1110.htm.

More information about Dan Locklair, including a bio, list of works, discography and much more, at http://www.locklair.com. You can also contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.

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