Beyond Pipe Dreams: Organist Gail Archer in Schenectady

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3:00 pm • Sunday, November 23rd 2014
St. Joseph’s Church • Schenectady, NY

We all have our pipe dreams … but Gail Archer is beyond pipe dreams. She’s super serious about pipes … organ pipes that is.

Gail Archer is a Grammy®-nominated international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor, and lecturer who draws attention to composer anniversaries or musical themes with her annual recital series in New York City: An American Idyll, Liszt, Bach, Mendelssohn, and Messiaen. In addition to a few academic posts, she serves as director of the artist and young organ artist recitals at historic Central Synagogue, New York City and is the founder editor of the new on-line magazine for women organists, Musforum.

On Sunday, Archer takes a respite from her international travels and comes to Schenectady courtesy of St. Joseph’s Church as part of a series of performances in the United States. The program is to include:

  • Nicolaus Bruhns — Preludium In E Minor
  • Johann Sebastian BachAllein Gott In Der Hoh Gei Ehr
  • Johann Sebastian Bach — Toccata Et Fuge In C Major
  • Johanna Senfter — Fantasie Un Fuge, Op. 30  Wie Schon Leuchtet De Morgenstern
  • Libby LarsenAspects Of Glory
  • Samuel BarberWuldor, My Home In Glory, Tambourines, and Wondrous Love
  • Jeanne DemessieuxTe Deum

Perhaps giving a nod to Saint Cecilia–the patron saint of musicians–whose feast day is today (Nov. 22nd) and continuing what has evolved into a Hudson Sounds “Celebration of Women in Music,” we point you to a very interesting interview with Gail Archer that was recorded earlier this year. She talks about how she began playing the organ, her career as a concert organist, and the organ as a concert instrument. Take a listen by clicking the player image below.

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If you’d like, you can skip the interview and take a concert appetizer with a performance of Jeanne Demessieux’ Te Deum that is included on Archer’s latest recording, The Muse’s Voice.  Just click the image below to bring up the mp3.

 gailarcher-The Muse's Voice_cd-5-228x228While there is no admission charge to the concert, we encourage you to support the music program at St. Joseph’s Church that has made this concert possible.

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