Organ concert to celebrate history of English music

Published 3:55 pm Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Twin Cities Organ Concert Series presents “Gloriana: Five Centuries of English Choral and Organ Music” at 4 p.m. Sunday at Church of the Mediator, 14280 Red Arrow Highway, Harbert, Mich.

The Twin Cities Organ Concert Series will celebrate the glories of English music spanning five centuries, from magnificent Elizabethan choral music of William Byrd and Thomas Tallis, to tidbits from George Shering and Lennon/McCartney. Henry Purcell’s introspective “Funeral Sentences” and an organ voluntary by William Walond will represent the Baroque Era.

The church’s 11-rank Zimmer pipe organ will be featured. This 1983 instrument was installed in the church in 2010 and was recently expanded by the George M. Buck Company of Grand Rapids.

There is no admission charge; a freewill offering will be taken ($5 suggestion donation).

Call Linda Mack (269) 471-3114 for more information on this concert.