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