Veterans Day organ concert

Nov 01, 2018
Sean Fleming

Searsport — Sean Fleming returns to First Congregational Church, 8 Church St., to perform a Veterans Day concert on the 1906 E.W. Lane tracker action pipe organ Sunday, Nov. 11, at 3 p.m.

A piano and organ recitalist who has performed throughout the United States, Fleming studied organ and piano with Ray Cornils, John Doney, Michael Lindsey and Gerald McGee and was the recipient of a 2009 St. Botolph Club Foundation grant award. The Midcoast native is one of Maine’s most sought-after keyboard artists, performing regularly with numerous academic and community groups. He has served as organist at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Newcastle for nearly 25 years.

The Veterans’ Day Concert will feature Bach’s Concerto in G Major, BWV 592; Mendelssohn’s Sonata No. 3; Franck’s Offertoire in E Flat Major, CFF 36B; Guilmant’s paraphrase of a chorus from Handel’s “Judas Maccabeus” (“To thine be the glory…”); “A Meditation on Brother James’ Air” by Harold Darke; Widor’s famous Toccata from the 5th Organ Symphony; and, a highlight, “Concert Variations on The Star Spangled Banner” by the Maine-born composer John Knowles Paine.

Donations, cheerfully accepted at the door, will go toward the church building project, which will provide the community with additional meeting venues and an elevator for increased access. The next concert in the First Congregational Church series will feature the music of Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer Paul Sullivan on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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