Mozart and Handel ~ Concert on Saturday, September 29 at First Parish on Bedford Common

The historic Hook and Hastings tracker organ on the chancel at First Parish will be featured in the congregation’s Music Committee concert on Saturday, September 29 – Image (c) JMcCT, 2014 all rights reserved

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The First Parish Music Committee will present works by Mozart & Handel, featuring a 16-piece chamber orchestra and the congregation’s19th Century Hook & Hastings organ on Saturday, September 29 at 7 pm in the sanctuary of the historic meetinghouse on Bedford Common.

The program includes the Mozart Symphony No. 6 in F Major, the Handel Organ Concerto in F Major Op. 4, No. 4, and the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27 in Bb Major.

Organist Heinrich Christensen has been the Music Director and Organist at King’s Chapel in Boston since 2000.  An accomplished soloist and accompanist, he has given recitals on four continents and was a prizewinner at the international organ competitions in Odense Denmark and Erfurt Germany.

The outstanding pianist Eric Mazonson has performed his extensive repertoire in many recitals and appeared with several orchestras in the US, Canada, and Europe. His busy schedule includes teaching, a church Music Directorship, and his position for over twenty years accompanying the Master Singers of Lexington.

Bradford Conner has been Music Director at First Parish since 2005.  He is a conductor, pianist, singer, and arranger and has conducted many concerts and ensembles in the greater Boston area of classical and popular music.

First Parish’s especially fine, fully restored 19th century Hook & Hastings organ will be on full display in the concert. The instrument is a tracker action organ: pushing down a key moves a lever that pulls open a valve so the air can rush through a particular pipe.

Suggested donation at the door: $20 adults, $15 seniors/students.  Proceeds to benefit First Parish.


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