RedeemerArtes presents the spring 2017 season of our Concert Series.
Join us at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 7, in our main hall for a recital performed by Joonho Park, Interim Organist here at Redeemer. Joonho has come to Austin from South Korea to serve as the interim organ adjunct faculty at the University of Texas. Before relocating to the States, he served as organist at Seoul Presbyterian Church. Joonho began organ training at age 15, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 2007. In addition to his native South Korea, he has studied in Stuttgart, Germany, and Toulouse, France, completing a master’s degree and Artist’s Diploma. Joonho has earned numerous awards in international competitions, and travels far and wide giving concerts and recitals.
Built by Edwin L. Holbrook (1824-1904) of East Medway, Mass., in 1862, this instrument was first employed in 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 which 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.