The following events are not necessarily sponsored by the AGO Albuquerque Chapter, but often involve our members. They are added here for your information, as we are notified about them.
Friday March 20 5:30pm to 6:15 TGIF Series
“J. S. Bach Birthday Bash” – Linda Raney, organ
Three “B’s” and the Gettysburg Address – music: J. S. Bach, Buxtehude and Bruhns
First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave. Santa Fe, NM 87501
- Praeludium in f#, BuxWV 146 By Dietrich Buxtehude
- Prealudium in G major by Nicolaus Bruhns
- Toccata (Adagio and Fugue ) in C major, BWV 564
- Toccata and Fugue in d minor, BWV 565
Dr. Linda Raney plays the C. B. Fisk organ (Opus 133) at First Presbyterian and directs the Chancel Choir, the Gospel, and the Chancel Bell Choir. She came from Indiana to Santa Fe and began her work as Director of Music and Organist at First Presbyterian in 1986. Linda founded the TGIF Concert series in October 2008, and First Presbyterian has been hosting a Friday evening concert every week since then. Artists from the Santa Fe area and around the world have given inspiring concerts at FPC. Founding the Santa Fe Summer Organ Academy, Dr. Kimberly Marshall has a well -rounded week of organ experiences for professional and amateur organists from all over the USA.
Indiana University is where she received her excellent musical education, including doctorate, master’s and bachelor’s degrees. Linda was a recipient in 2010 of the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, presented by then-Mayor David Coss and the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission.
Linda is married to Raymond, a retired Episcopal priest who is the Canon of the Ordinary for the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande (New Mexico and Southwest Texas). Raymond is also the former Rector of the Church of the Holy Cross in Edgewood, NM.
In addition to her duties at First Presbyterian, Linda serves as Music Director of the Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble since 1988. Her leisure activities include hiking, walking, reading, singing, playing the viola da gamba and going to the cinema.
Friday March 27 5:30pm to 6:30pm TGIF Series
Nathan Laube, organ
Nathan J. Laube is an American organist who has been Associate Professor of Organ at the Eastman School of Music since 2013. He is regarded as “one of the best organists of his generation in the United States”. Mr. Laube was a featured performer at seven national conventions of the Organ Historical Society (OHS). For the American Guild of Organists (AGO), Nathan was a featured performer at their national conventions in 2010 in Washington, DC and in 2012 in Nashville, TN, as well as numerous regional conventions.
Program – TBA