An accomplished recitalist, accompanist and conductor, Ms. Bruns is currently Minister of Music at the Parish of Christ Church, Andover, Massachusetts. She will perform on St. Michael’s Opus 69 twenty-two stop instrument built by C.B. Fisk and Co. in 1974.
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH ORGAN RECITAL SERIES CONTINUES JANUARY 19:
Barbara Bruns to perform on the Marblehead, Massachusetts church’s C.B. Fisk and Co. Opus 69 mechanical action organ
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church continues its Tercentenary organ recital series Sunday, January 19 at 5:00 p.m. with a performance by Barbara Bruns. An accomplished recitalist, accompanist and conductor, Ms. Bruns is currently Minister of Music at the Parish of Christ Church, Andover, Massachusetts. She will perform on St. Michael’s Opus 69 twenty-two stop instrument built by C.B. Fisk and Co. in 1974.
Among the pieces performed by Barbara Bruns at the January 19 concert will be the Sonata III in A Major by Mendelssohn; Carson Cooman’s Sinfonia, Opus 945 and Rondeau, Opus 947; La Nativité du Seigneur by Messiaen and Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (All Glory be to God on High) by Bach.
The concert is open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 benefiting the Recital Series Fund. A light reception follows the concert.
Barbara Bruns holds a Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance, magna cum laude, from Augustana College and a Master of Music degree, with honors, from the New England Conservatory. A student of Yuko Hayashi, Harald Vogel, Arthur Poister, and Tom R. Harris, she is also Associate Conductor of The Boston Cecilia and Visiting Professor of Music at Ferris University, Yokohama, Japan.
Forthcoming concerts in the Tercentenary series will be performed by Nancy Granert (March 16) and Bill Crane (May 18).
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, built in 1714, is celebrating its tercentenary throughout 2014 with a series of public lectures, organ recitals, special church services and a scholarly symposium on June 7 at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. The oldest Episcopal Church in New England still conducting services in its original building, St. Michael’s has been a vital presence in the seaside community of Marblehead for 300 years.