Marilyn Keiser in Concert

Saturday, June 3, 7:30 PM
St. Cecilia Organ
Church of the Transfiguration
Rock Harbor, Orleans, MA

Tickets: 508-240-2400
$35 General; $30 Senior; free for Students and youth 18 & under

A virtuoso concert organist, Marilyn Keiser is “the epitome of taste, dignity, and elegance.” (The American Organist) She has performed across the United States and has been a featured artist for the International Congress of Organists in Cambridge, England; in concert at the Royal Victoria Hall with the Singapore Symphony; at the American Cathedral in Paris, the Southern Cathedrals Festival in Winchester, England and the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil.

The St. Cecilia organ, restored by Nelson Barden of Boston, is “a masterpiece of balance of harmonics, voicing, scale and color that is just overwhelmingly breathtaking.” (Organ Historical Society) The organ is comprised of parts of twenty-seven different E. M. Skinner organs and is the only organ in the world with its particular surround-sound configuration.

“What sets her apart from many artists is her ability and indeed her willingness to expand her technical prowess and musical understanding on a continuing basis, which makes her a shining example to students and colleagues alike.” —The American Organist
Online Reservations are now closed but tickets will be available at the ticket table at Priory Books & Gifts beginning at 6:30pm. We hope you can join us!


Festal Flourish, Gordon Jacob (1895-1984)

March on a Theme by Handel, Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

Intrada No. 2, Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

My Faith Looks Up to Thee, Mark Jones (1957-2017)

Concert Variations on the Austrian Hymn, Opus 3, John Knowles Paine (1839-1906)

“Let God’s work your pleasure be…”, Dan Locklair (b. 1947)
From Salem Sonata

“…and call her blessed”, Dan Locklair
From Windows of Comfort

Phoenix Processional, Dan Locklair

Méditation, Louis Vierne (1839-1937)
(reconstructed by Maurice Duruflé)

Prelude in F Major, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847)

Fugue sur le Thème du Carillon des Heures, Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
de la Cathédrale de Soissons, Opus 12

Carillon de Westminster, Louis Vierne

About the Artist:

Marilyn Keiser is Chancellor’s Professor of Music Emeritus at Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, where she taught courses in sacred music and applied organ for 25 years. Prior to her appointment at Indiana University, Dr. Keiser was Organist and Director of Music at All Souls Parish in Asheville, North Carolina and Music Consultant for the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina, holding both positions from 1970 to 1983. Read More