Our Tercentenary organ recital series continues Sunday, March 16 at 5:00 p.m. with a concert by Nancy Granert, organist at both Boston’s Emmanuel Church and the Central Reform Temple of Boston. The concert is open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 benefiting the Recital Series Fund. A light reception follows the concert.
Among the pieces Ms. Granert will perform are Praeludium in G minor by Dietrich Buxtehude; Sonata 5 in C major by C. P. E Bach; Prelude on “I love to tell the story” by Carson Cooman (b 1982); and pieces by Schumann, Woodman, Satie and J. S. Bach. Her full program can be seen at St. Michael’s main site.
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Nancy Granert is the organist at Boston’s Emmanuel Church and Central Reform Temple of Boston. She served as Associate Organist and Choirmaster at Harvard, first with John Ferris, and then with Murray Somerville. During that time the Harvard University Choir released five CDs on which she is heard as accompanist and in solo works. She is still serving the church as its financial director.
Ms. Granert has spent three summers in Castello d’Empuries, Santiago de Compostela, and Salamanca in Spain, pursuing scholarly studies of Iberian organ music with Montserrat Torrent. Her interest in this area has taken her to Mexico several times to see and play many historic instruments. She has taught courses in the Interpretation of Spanish Organ Music in Oaxaca, Mexico. She has spent three weeks in Japan, giving several organ recitals in Tokyo and Nagoya, and participated in the International Organ Festival held in Nagoya and Shirakawa. She served as Dean of the Boston Chapter, American Guild of Organists from 1988–90 and as Treasurer for the National Convention held in Boston in June 1990.
Nancy Granert received her undergraduate education at Oberlin College, studying organ with Garth Peacock and harpsichord with David Boe and William Porter. She received her Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, studying under Yuko Hayashi.