Alan Morrison Performs J.S. Bach’s Clavierübung III

Hear his monumental "German Organ Mass" on February 13. Listen to a preview on WWFM The Classical Network on February 12.
Monday, January 31, 2011

Westminster Choir College organ faculty member Alan Morrison will perform J.S. Bach’s masterwork Clavierübung III on Sunday, February 13 at 4 p.m. in Miller Chapel on the campus of Princeton Theological Seminary.

Sometimes referred to as the German Organ Mass, Bach’s Clavierübung III is considered to be one of his most significant and extensive work for organ, containing some of his most musically complex and technically most demanding compositions for that instrument.  It is one of the few organ collections published by Bach during his lifetime.

Alan Morrison is recognized as one of America's premier concert organists.  His concert appearances in some of the most prestigious organ concert venues in North America emphasize his achievements as a performer.  He has performed at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ Alice Tully Hall in New York; Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia; Benaroya Hall in Seattle; The Meyerson Symphony Center Dallas; The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.; The Crystal Cathedral in Orange Grove, Ca. and numerous others.  His recent performance during the inaugural festival of the Dobson organ in Verizon Hall drew laudatory reviews from numerous national publications. He is a regular performer at The Kimmel Center where he also serves as an artistic adviser.

On television he has been featured on two episodes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and on Georgia Public Television in a performance of the Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.1.  In May 2003 he was selected to appear with Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma for the Fred Rogers Memorial Service, which was telecast live from Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall. 

In addition to serving on the Westminster Choir College faculty, Mr. Morrison is head of the Organ Department at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.  He is a graduate of both The Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School of Music receiving degrees in both organ and piano accompanying/chamber music. 

This performance is jointly presented by Westminster Choir College of Rider University and Princeton Theological Seminary.  Admission is free. Princeton Theological Seminary is located at 64 Mercer St. in Princeton. For updates visit www.rider.edu/arts.

Listen to Alan Morrison preview this performance on WWFM The Classical Network on Saturday, February 12 at 3 p.m.

This concert will be broadcast on WWFM The Classical Network on Monday, March 14 at 8 p.m.

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