Holbrook Organ Recitals: 2018 season
Join us for the spring 2018 season of Holbrook Organ recitals at Redeemer! On Monday, April 16, we welcome Paul Goussot, organist from Bordeaux, France. Join us at 7:30 p.m. for the recital, with complimentary wine at the interval. No tickets are required; donations accepted at the event for our Artes Fund.
Paul currently serves as organist at the Abbey Church of St. Croix in Bordeaux. He is also organ professor at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Rueil-Malmaison.
La Follia will be performing at Redeemer on April 7 at 8:00 p.m., and April 8 at 3:00 p.m.
The fifth and final concert in La Follia’s all-Bach concert season features the incomparable Anton Nel performing on harpsichord. Featured works with Mr. Nel are the Triple Concerto and the Harpsichord Concerto in E major. Stephen Redfield, concertmaster, will perform the concerto in A minor. Marcus McGuff , Baroque flute, and Mr. Redfield will join Mr. Nel on the Triple Concerto. All works are accompanied by the La Follia string ensemble. Get tickets here...
Historic Holbrook Organ
Built by Edwin L. Holbrook (1824-1904) of East Medway, Mass., in 1862, this instrument was first employed by the Universalist Church, Southbridge, Mass. It was later removed by organ aficionado Barbara Owen and rebuilt and enlarged by Charles Fisk and John Brombaugh of C. B. Fisk, Gloucester, Mass., in 1966. At that time it was placed in the rear gallery of Harvard Memorial Church to serve as a temporary instrument between the time of the removal of the Aeolian-Skinner organ and the installation of the new C. B. Fisk Opus 46, the very organ that will eventually serve in Redeemer’s future sanctuary. The Holbrook organ remained in the Harvard location for 45 years. In the summer of 2011 it was moved to Redeemer Presbyterian Church and set up for use in Covenant Hall.