Faculty Organ Recital By Concord’s Dr. Kipp Cortez Celebrating Birthday Of Johann Sebastian Bach

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 07 2017

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

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FACULTY ORGAN RECITAL BY CONCORD’S DR. KIPP CORTEZ

CELEBRATING BIRTHDAY OF JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

 

ATHENS, W.Va. – Dr. Kipp Cortez, Joseph F. Marsh Endowed Assistant Professor of Music at Concord University, will give an organ recital celebrating the 332nd birthday of German baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) at Beckley Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, March 21.

The recital begins at 7 p.m. and there is no admission charge. The church is located at 203 S. Kanawha St., Beckley, W.Va.

Cortez will perform organ works by Bach on the church’s pipe organ, built by the Noack Organ Company of Georgetown, Mass. in 1979. The instrument captures the stylistic features of the organs that Bach played in his lifetime.

“Johann Sebastian Bach was one of the most significant figures in Western classical music. His life and music remain a subject of fascination and study to this day,” said Cortez.

The upcoming performance is being given as a part of the 2017 Bach in the Subways movement. Every year since 2011, from March 18-21, performers all around the world register their performances of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach as part of the “Bach in the Subways” movement in an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible.

According to Cortez, this will be the first “Bach in the Subways” performance being given in the state of West Virginia.  To learn more visit: www.bachinthesubways.org

For additional information contact Dr. Kipp Cortez at 304-384-5305 or kcortez@concord.edu

 

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Dr. Kipp Cortez

 

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