Check out one of Newport County’s “Best Kept Secrets” on Sundays starting June 7 through Sept. 6. Programs are 15-20 minutes and feature Bach and other composers, with live video feed projected onto a screen showing the organist and a close-up view of the organ’s inner workings during the music.
Quarter Till recitals will be performed on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/SaintJohnsNewport/.
Our Quarter Till organ recitals this year were named Newport Life Magazine’s “2020 Best of Newport County” award winner as “Best Kept Secret: Entertainment”! You can read all about it and all the winners in the latest issue of Newport Life Magazine, or online here:
Admission is still just a “quarter” (or more), with proceeds benefiting restoration of our historic 1894 Hook & Hastings pipe organ. This year, in conjunction with the virtual recitals, St. John’s is thrilled to announce a GENEROUS MATCH CHALLENGE of up to $275,000 towards the restoration of the organ!
To donate: https://tinyurl.com/OrganChallenge
Recitals are on Sundays at 4:45 p.m. on Facebook Live at: www.facebook.com/SaintJohnsNewport/
ARCHIVE OF 2020 RECITALS
More are added as post-production time permits. Looking for the most fun item?? The last piece on July 5 is a duet of “The Stars and Stripes Forever” with a lot of extra fun!
June 7, 2020
August 2, 2020
(Program did not broadcast; video to be posted)
Louis Vierne: Adagio from Organ Symphony No. 3
J. S. Bach: Prelude in B minor, BWV 544
August 9, 2020
J. S. Bach: Fugue in B minor, BWV 544
J. S. Bach: Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BVW 731
César Franck: Pièce héroïque
August 16, 2020
J. S. Bach: My soul doth magnify the Lord BVW 648
Anton Heiller: Lo how a rose e’er blooming
Johannes Brahms: Lo how a rose e’er blooming
Leon Boellmann: Prayer to Our Lady
Marcel Dupré: My soul doth magnify the Lord
Schubert: Ave Maria
Peter Stoltzfus Berton, organist
August 30, 2020
80-minute concert for DREAMSTAGE.LIVE with Susan Knapp Thomas, harpist, and Professional Choristers from The Choir School of Newport County
Download program booklet here, which includes many interactive pages about the music and about the organ restoration, and links to a tour of Scot Huntington’s restoration workshop, shown below the booklet:
Watch 3 minute “intermission” movie: https://vimeo.com/452534868
Watch 16-minute “long version” of the shop tour: https://vimeo.com/452067221