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Organist Gail Archer to Perform Divinity Lutheran

Published on Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 10:03 am
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Sunday, October 8 at 3:00 PM

On October 8, we will welcome organist Gail Archer for a concert at Divinity at 3:00pm.  Admission is free, and a reception will follow.

Ms . Archer is an international concert organist, recording artist, coral conductor and lecturer who draws attention to composer anniversaries or musical themes with her annual recital series including Max Reger, The Muse’s Voice, and American Idyll, Liszt, Bach, Mendelssohn and Messiaen. Ms. Archer was the first American woman organist to play the complete works of Olivier Messiaen for the centennial of the composer’s birth in 2008. Ms. Archer’s, 2017 European tour took her to Germany, Italy, the British Isles, Russia, Ukraine and Poland. She is the founder of Musforum an international network of women organists too promote and affirm their work. Ms. Archer is college organist at Vassar College, and director of the music program at Barnard College, Columbia University where she conducts the Barnard-Columbia Chorus. She serves as director of the artist and young organ artist recitals at historic Central Synagogue, New York City.