Organ recital at Lincolnville Center

Jul 13, 2012

Lincolnville — The public is invited to an organ recital by Ann McCullough Sunday, July 22 at 4 p.m. at the United Christian Church in Lincolnville Center, where McCullough will perform on the Rodgers Masterpiece Trillium Customized 788 installed in 2008.

The program will include selections by Dietrich Buxtehude, J.S. Bach and Leon Boellmann.  The audience will have an opportunity to sing with organ accompaniment to “Ode to Joy,”  “The Church in the Wildwoods” and “Let There Be Peace on Earth.”

McCullough has been playing organ for 13 years, starting in the Chicago area and studying with Linda Bryant at Grinnell College and Dean Billmeyer at the University of Minnesota. She currently is studying with Ray Cornils, Municipal Organist for the City of Portland’s Kotzschmar Organ and Music Minister of the First Parish Church of Brunswick. McCullough has lived in Maine for the last year and worked at the Tanglewood Learning Center.

“Ann has been a wonderful addition to our music ministry and has greatly expanded our appreciation for classical organ compositions.  She has also been training our student organist, Clayton Clemetson,” said music director Mary Schulien, adding the church is grateful to those who contributed to the Church Organ Legacy Fund which, in addition to providing the funds to purchase a quality instrument, set aside funds for music scholarships.

The United Christian Church was built in 1821 and is on the National Registry of Historic Places. The church is located at 18 Searsmont Road/Route 173 in Lincolnville Center and is fully handicapped accessible. There is no admission fee, but donations are always welcome. For more information about the recital or student organ lessons, contact Schulien at 785-3521 or humm@midcoast.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

 

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