Music at All Saints by-the-Sea

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 11:00am

This summer, since the arrival of its new Allen Digital Organ, All Saints has been able to bring to the Boothbay region a group of exceptional organists. Sean Fleming organist at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Newcastle, will give a concert to dedicate the organ on July 23 at 4 p.m. — see announcements about this elsewhere in the paper.

During July, Dr. Charles Sundquist is playing for the 8 and 10 a.m. services. Sundquist holds a doctorate in organ performance from the Eastman School of Music, and is currently choral director at Mountain Lakes High School in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey. He is also musical director for the McCarter Theatre in Princeton. His choirs have sung at the White House, London, Paris, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Leipzig, and Berlin, among other cities.

He will be followed in August by Marjorie Harrison Proctor, Native of Nashville. Proctor holds a bachelor’s degree in organ performance at S. M. U., and a master’s degree in church music from Scarritt Graduate School. She has served in the Nashville area at Trinity Presbyterian, St. David’s Episcopal, St. Ann’s Episcopal, and retired as associate organist-choir master at Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral. She has performed in concert throughout the U.S. She has choir master and service playing certifications from the American Guild of Organists and certification from Presbyterian Association of Musicians.

At the end of the month and for the first Sunday in September, Timothy Harrell will be at the organ bench. Harrell has a master of music degree in organ performance and church music from the Westminster Choir College, Princeton. He is currently organist and choir master at Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury, Pennsylvania, and prior to this served as University Organist at Lehigh University.

The season concludes with Portland organist Thomas H. Ayling III. All Saints welcomes visitors of all faiths. If you enjoy organ and church music you might want to consider a visit.