679 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06119
VIDEO ONLY. During the COVID-19 self isolation, we are presenting brief live-stream-only recitals on Wednesdays at 12:15.
Hartford Symphony Orchestra organist Edward Clark performs for us on Wednesday, April 15 at 12:15 in his home studio. Missed it? No problem! After the concert, you can watch the concert at any time at this same link.
Music at the Red Door online recitals are offered as a benefit for people deeply in Greater Hartford effected by COVID-19: please help. Please thank our artists by donating generously to: Loaves & Fishes, Journey Home, and/or Food Share. At St. John’s, we have only limited resources to help the homeless and hungry, and with the office closed, we are not able to see people directly. Your donation will make a big difference.
(subject to change)
Bach – Lute Suite in E Minor BWV 996 – excerpts
South German style harpsichord
Buxtehude – Aria (three variations)
Boismortier – Suite IV in A – excerpts
Klop Portative organ
Pasquini – Partita sopra Aria della Folia da Espagna
Edward Clark received his Bachelor’s Degree from Tufts University and his Master of Sacred Music Degree from Union Theological Seminary’s School of Sacred Music. He studied organ with Claire Coci and Mildred Andrews and harpsichord with Eugenia Earle and Davitt Moroney. Mr. Clark has been Minister of Music at the historic First Church of Christ, Congregational, Farmington since 1965. He is organist for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and has been featured in the symphony’s performances of the Saint-Saens Organ Symphony. For over twenty years he was a member of the organ and harpsichord faculty at the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford. He has recently rejoined the Hartt faculty teaching continuo playing courses. He has made frequent appearances with the CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Arcadia Players Baroque Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony, Orchestra New England, the Hartford Chorale, CONCORA, Chorus Angelicus and the Connecticut Choral Society as well as with numerous church choirs. He has performed in recital and with chamber music groups throughout the Northeast. Mr. Clark has been active in the American Guild of Organists, serving as Dean of the Hartford Chapter, education and exam coordinator, judge for local and regional young organist competitions, and currently as the newsletter editor/publisher. He is a founding member of the United Church of Christ Musician’s Association, has edited and published program books for its biennial summer conferences and serves as its webmaster. Mr. Clark has made a number of trips studying historic organs of Argentina, Mexico, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia. His home instrument collection includes a two manual Franco-Flemish style harpsichord by Carl Fudge, a single manual south German style harpsichord by Carl Dudash, a lautenwerk converted from a Zuckerman Flemish harpsichord, a Hubert style clavichord built by Mr. Clark from a Carl Fudge kit, a Klop continuo organ, a three maunal Hauptwerk virtual organ, and a Baldwin grand piano.
Music at the Red Door is supported in part by the Richard P. Garmany Fund of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation, the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, the William & Alice Mortensen Foundation, and the Marjorie Jolidon Fund of the Greater Hartford Chapter, American Guild of Organists.