Organ Recital

Organ Recital

4:00 p.m.

The Church
2300 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

You are cordially invited to attend the Second Sunday Evensong/Organ Recital Series at St. Mark’s, Berkeley on Sunday, November 10,  2019.    Evensong will be offered by the parish choir at 3:00 p.m.  followed by an organ recital offered by AMANDA MOLE at 4:00 p.m.     The St. Mark’s Choir under the direction of George Emblom. will offer the Responses of Philip Radcliffe, The Three Choirs Service of Bob Chilcott, and Pilgrim’s Hymn of Stephen Paulus.  Jonathan Dimmock will serve as organist and Fr. Blake Sawicky will serve as the officiant.

Amanda Mole is one of the leading concert organists of her generation and the winner of numerous international competitions, including first-prize at the 8th International Musashino-Tokyo Organ Competition (2017), first-place and audience prize at the Miami International Organ Competition (2016), and first-place at the Arthur Poister Organ Competition (2014), and John Rodland Memorial Organ Competition (2014). She was also a recipient of the Peter B. Knock Award (2014).  Since 2017, she has served as a juror for live and preliminary rounds of several organ competitions, and in 2016 she was chosen as one of The Diapason magazine’s Top 20 Under 30, a feature recognizing the most successful young artists in the field. Amanda has performed internationally at venues across the USA, Europe, and Japan. In 2015, she was a featured performer at the New Haven Regional American Guild of Organists Convention. In 2016 and 2018, she joined the roster of concert artists at both Organ Historical Society Conventions and received consistent excellent reviews in The American Organist, The Diapason, and The Tracker magazines, hailing her as a rising “star” and describing her as playing “with authority and flair.” She has a solo recording released in March 2019 on the Naxos label.  Her performances have been broadcast on the national radio program, Pipedreams.

Originally from Holden, Massachusetts, Ms. Mole is completing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree as a student of David Higgs at the Eastman School of Music. She earned her Master of Music degree in Organ Performance and Sacred Music from Yale University where she studied organ with Martin Jean and Choral Conducting with Maggie Brooks.  At Yale she was the only candidate in her class to receive the Church Music Studies Certificate for additional sacred music and theological studies.  Prior to Yale she obtained a Bachelor of Music degree with honors at Eastman, studying with William Porter.  Earlier studies were with Larry Schipull and Patricia Snyder. Amanda is represented in North America by Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc.

Her program will include:

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 532
Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706): Ciacona in F Minor
J. S. Bach: Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 682
Nico Muhly (b. 1981): The Revd Mustard his Installation Prelude
Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707): Praeludium in G Minor, BuxWV 149

While there is no admission charge, a free-will offering is received.  A festive reception follows in LIONS HALL.
Free parking is available in the parish garage at 2315 Ellsworth Street.