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Stephen Keyl Performs Americana for Organ October 23 at 3:00

posted Sep 13, 2016, 3:38 PM by Saint Albans   [ updated Sep 13, 2016, 3:38 PM ]

St. Alban’s Music Director Stephen Keyl performs Americana for Organ at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Tucson on Sunday, October 23, at 3:00 p.m. The concert features Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Charles Ives’s Variations on “America,” variations on well-known tunes by the 19th-century American virtuosos John Knowles Paine and Dudley Buck, and an arrangement of “Go Down, Moses” by W.C. Handy, famed as the Father of the Blues. In a nod to Tucson’s Hispanic heritage, the program includes organ music from 18th-century Oaxaca.
Admission is $15, seniors (60+) $10, and students $5. Tickets will be available at the door. St. Alban’s is located at 3738 Old Sabino Canyon Road, Tucson, on the west side of Sabino Canyon Road just north of River Road. Information is available at 520-296-0791.

St. Alban’s Concerts 2016–2017 Season

posted Jun 18, 2015, 1:08 PM by Saint Albans   [ updated Sep 14, 2016, 11:16 AM ]

St. Alban’s concert series features three recitals on our Fritts organ. St. Alban’s Music Director Stephen Keyl will perform Americana for Organ, with music by Aaron Copland, Charles Ives, John Knowles Paine, and others on Sunday, October 23, at 3:00 p.m.

Stephen Keyl is Director of Music at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Tucson and has performed as singer or organist for the Arizona Repertory Singers, Musica Sonora, and the Arizona Early Music Society’s Hausmusik concerts. He holds a Ph.D. in musicology from Duke University and studied organ at Duke with Fenner Douglass. He taught at the University of Arizona School of Music from 2003 to 2014.

James David Christie, Organist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chair and Professor of Organ at Oberlin Conservatory, and Distinguished Artist in Residence at the College of the Holy Cross, will perform a concert titled “Splendours of the Baroque” on Friday, February 10, at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Christie will also give a master class at St. Alban’s on Saturday, February 11, at 9:30 a.m.

Guy Whatley,
Director of Music and Worship at Camelback Bible Church in Paradise Valley, will perform a concert titled “The Maker of Organists,” with music by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck and his pupils Samuel Scheidt, Matthias Weckmann, and others, on Sunday, April 23, at 3:00 p.m. Dr. Whatley’s performances with True Concord Voices & Orchestra and other organizations, as well as his solo appearances, have brought him a growing following among Tucson audiences.

For St. Alban’s-sponsored concerts admission is $15; $10 seniors (60+) and St. Alban’s members; $5 students. Admission to James David Christie’s February 11 master class is free.

St. Alban’s also hosts concerts sponsored by other organizations such as True Concord and Sonoran Bells.

St. Alban’s Organ on YouTube

posted Oct 12, 2014, 4:04 PM by Saint Albans   [ updated Jun 18, 2015, 2:01 PM ]

Organ by Paul Fritts (Opus 35, 2012)

The Fritts organ at St. Alban’s is featured on two videos posted on YouTube. Director of Music Stephen Keyl plays two chorale preludes by Johann Sebastian Bach. Click on the titles for links: Komm, Gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist (BWV 667) and Ach, bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ (BWV 649).

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