On Sunday, July 21 at 4 p.m., the Boothbay community will be treated to the glorious sounds of classical organ music at All Saints by-the-Sea on Southport Island. Mr. Henry Lowe comes to us from Baltimore, Maryland where he is the dean of the Baltimore Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Following a 50-year career in the Episcopal church, he retired from the Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore in 2016 where he led choirs of children and adults in weekly liturgies as well as concerts of major choral works. His recital career has taken him to many parts of the United States, England, Holland, Germany and France, playing at such noteworthy places as St. Paul’s Cathedral, London and Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris. Lowe remains active as a presenter for conventions and workshops as well as an accompanist and substitute organist.
The works that Lowe has chosen to present encompass a variety of composers, styles and time periods. Classical composers such as J.S.Bach and Gabriel Faure will be complemented with more contemporary works by Alexandre Guilmant, Frederick Swann and Louis Vierne. There is no fee to attend the concert.
All Saints by-the-Sea may be reached by heading south on Route 238 on Southport Island about two miles. An Episcopal Church sign is visible on the side of Route 238. Parking is available along Route 238 and limited handicapped parking is provided off All Saints Road.