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Organ for Everyone! Anniversary Celebrations
September 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Organist Matthew O’Sullivan will put Saints Peter & Paul Episcopal Church’s 1959 Wicks pipe organ through its paces Sunday, September 25, 5 pm. O’Sullivan’s performance will feature music by musicians with significant anniversaries in 2022, including Cesar Franck, who was born 200 years ago and almost single-handedly kickstarted the tradition of great French organists that endures today; and Ralph Vaugh Williams, born 150 years ago, who was one of Britain’s best-loved composers.
O’Sullivan is Director of Music at St. Bart’s Episcopal Church in Beaverton and teaches organ at Lewis & Clark College. He was an Organ Scholar at Christ’s College, Cambridge, and loves bringing new audiences to the organ. In 2019 he was honored to be the performer of an hour long TV special featuring the organ on Montana PBS.
Stevie Baker, Soprano, has over 15 years of diverse voice and choral experience and is thrilled to collaborate with O’Sullivan. She is the current music director and singer in residence at Saints Peter & Paul and is beginning her second year as an elementary music teacher in the North Clackamas school district.
This is a free event, with organ chamber tours and refreshments to follow the performance. The church is located at 247 SE 82nd Ave., with entrance through the gate on SE Pine St. See spp-pdx.org for more.