Marilyn Biery’s 2019 Fall Institute Events
Thursday, October 17
Keyboard to Keyboard
Breakout 2 (10:30 AM – 11:45 AM) | Fourth Presbyterian Sanctuary
Tips and techniques to fluently navigate between the organ and the piano in worship, both for pianists who are asked to play the organ occasionally, and for organists who are expected to go back and forth between the organ and piano on a regular basis. Discussion will include keyboard techniques, resources and information on organ registration.
Organ Music at GIA
Breakout 4 (2:45 PM – 4:00 PM) | Fourth Presbyterian Sanctuary
Explore the vast library of organ repertoire available at GIA, featuring music for keyboard only, music with minimal pedal, music for organ plus instruments, music for organ and brass, as well as wedding repertoire, preludes and postludes for worship, collections of African American music, hymn harmonizations and concert repertoire.
Friday, October 18
Afternoon Organ Concert
(2:15 PM – 2:45 PM) | Fourth Presbyterian Sanctuary
Celebrate Chicago! Hear music by composers with Chicago connections at Fourth Presbyterian Church, featuring Comes Autumn Time by Leo Sowerby, organist-choirmaster at St. James Episcopal Cathedral from 1927-1962, as well as associate organist at Fourth Presbyterian in 1919, Pavane by Richard Proulx, who had a long association with Holy Name Cathedral, Fanfare, Variations and Toccata on Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding by James Biery, graduate of Northwestern University with Bachelors and Masters of Music degrees in organ performance and church music, In Quiet Mood by Florence B. Price, the first African-American woman to have a work performed by a major orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, in 1933 and In the Valley of Love and Delight (Variations on a Shaker tune) by David Evan Thomas, a Minneapolis-based composer who earned his undergraduate degree in trumpet from