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Pipes Alive! – Christa Rakich, organist
Our 2022-2023 season draws to a close with Pipes Alive! featuring St. John’s artist-in-residence Christa Rakich playing the St. John’s organ Sunday, June 4, 2023, at 12:30pm.
The concert is free admission – donations welcome in any amount. Checks payable to Music at the Red Door or click here to donate online.
Click below to watch. Click here for program pdf.
Grand Dialogue (Troisième Livre) – Louis Marchand
Offertoire, Opus 182 – Mel Bonis
Prière, Opus 105
Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig, BWV 768 – Johann Sebastian Bach
Learn more about St. John’s famed Austin pipe organ.
About the Artist:
Concert and recording artist Christa Rakich performs widely throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. She is Visiting Professor of Organ at Oberlin Conservatory. Near her home in Connecticut, she maintains two Artist-in-Residencies: St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford and the Congregational Church of Somers. Past Artist-in-Residencies have included the University of Pennsylvania and First Lutheran Church in Boston.
As a Fulbright Scholar, Christa Rakich studied with renowned Bach interpreter Anton Heiller at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, Austria. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Organ and German from Oberlin College (Phi Beta Kappa). After receiving her Master’s degree with honors from New England Conservatory, she joined the faculty there, teaching for many years, and serving ultimately as department co-chair. She has also served on the faculties of Westminster Choir College, Brandeis University, and the University of Connecticut, and as Assistant University Organist at Harvard.
Join us for half-hour organ concerts featuring St. John’s magnificent Austin pipe organ, on the first Sunday of the month, November through June, 12:30 p.m. with regional organists. Free!