Concerts

Benjamin Kolodziej, Organist

Sunday, 15 October, 2017, 3pm

Benjamin Kolodziej holds degrees in organ performance, sacred music, and theology, having studied organ with Richard DeLong, Robert Anderson, Larry Palmer, George Baker, and Jon Gillock. He has performed throughout the UK, Germany, Austria, Norway, Italy, and throughout the USA, including St Patrick’s Cathedral and St Thomas Church, both in New York City, Washington National Cathedral, St Philip’s Cathedral in Atlanta, and San Francisco’s St Mary’s Cathedral, among others. In addition to serving as Organist and Choirmaster at St John’s, he continues as Organist at Perkins Chapel, SMU.

His organ music is published by Concordia Publishing House and GIA, and he will have a new volume of five chorale preludes based on William Bradbury’s Sunday School tunes published by Augsburg Fortress next year. He has written articles for The American Organist, The Diapason, Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly, Methodist History, Theatre Organ, the Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology, and is a contributor to the new LCMS hymnal companion. He is currently writing a book for Organ Historical Society Press dedicated to Organs and Organists at Southern Methodist University: 1915-2015.

As a hobby, he accompanies silent movies, specializing in Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, and collects antiquarian liturgical books dating back to the Renaissance era. He is past dean and subdean of the Dallas Chapter–American Guild of Organists.

Programme:

“Processional for Organ” on Lobe den Herrn Martin Shaw

Hymn: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” 390

Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 547 JS Bach

Toccata on “Ein Feste Burg” Wilhelm Middelschulte

Six Canonic Studies, Opus 56 Robert Schumann
No. 1 in C Major
No. 2 in A minor
No. 4 in Ab Major

“Våren” (“Last Spring”), from Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34/2
Edvard Grieg
Arr. Benjamin Kolodziej

“Choral Varié sur le theme du “Veni Creator:” Maurice Duruflé
Andante religioso
Poco meno lento
Allegretto
Andante espressivo
Allegro

Hymn: “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
686

Improvisation on NETTLETON Benjamin Kolodziej
Theme
Reverie
Air
Trio
Fantasia
Toccata

 

Festival Service of Lessons and Carols: This traditional service of scripture and music recounts the Advent and Christmas narratives. Featuring the St John’s Cantate Deo choir and musicians.

Sunday, 10 December, 5pm