AGO American Guild of Organists
Binghamton, New York Chapter
The Binghamton Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
and Binghamton University
are pleased to present a masterclass and recital by

Bruce Neswick
Bruce NeswickBRUCE NESWICK is the recently-appointed Director of Music at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, having previously served as the Canon for Music at the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta; and, prior to that, as the Assistant Organist-Choirmaster for the Girl Choristers at Washington National Cathedral and Director of Music at St. Albans School for Boys and the National Cathedral School for Girls; and as Organist and Choirmaster at Christ Church Cathedral in Lexington, Kentucky; Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Geneva, Switzerland; and St. Paul's Cathedral in Buffalo, New York.

As a recitalist, Mr. Neswick has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe and has been a featured performer at national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists.  In 1994, he played the opening convocation for the national AGO convention held in Dallas, Texas, and he was a featured artist at the national AGO convention in Seattle in 2000.  He is represented by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists.  Complete biography here.

Masterclass
November 7, 2009 10:00 - 12:00 am
First Presbyterian Church, Binghamton

Bruce Neswick's masterclass is expected to focus on techniques for elaboration of hymn tunes in service playing. Widely regarded as one of the foremost improvisers of our time, we can look forward to learning some of the "tricks of the trade" from a master of the art.

Recital Program
November 8, 2009 4:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, Binghamton

Prelude and Fugue in E flat Major, BWV 552  (from  Clavierübung III ) J.S. Bach  (1685-1750)
Siciliano for a High Ceremony (1953) Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
Choral I in E major (1890)   César Franck (1822-1890)
Four-movement Improvisation on Submitted Themes

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