You are cordially invited to attend the next concert in the Second Sunday Evensong/Organ Recital Series sponsored by St. Mark’s, Berkeley, on February 14, 2021. Evensong will be offered at 3:00 p.m. PST via Zoom. At 4:00 p.m. PST, organist Nicholas Quardokus will offer a video organ recital from St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, New York City. He will be offering repertoire on both the Taylor and Boody and the Lynn Dobson instruments. A Zoom reception will follow the organ recital, approximately at 5:10 p.m. PST.
Nicholas Quardokus arrived at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue as Assistant Organist in August 2019. Prior to coming to New York, he served as Organ Scholar of St. Paul’s Parish K Street, Washington D.C. In addition to duties at St. Paul’s, he was a part-time interim organist at Washington National Cathedral. He has held similar posts at Yale Divinity School’s Marquand Chapel, Trinity Church on-the-Green, New Haven, CT, and Trinity Church, Indianapolis. He received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and Yale Institute of Sacred Music respectively. His principal teachers included Janette Fishell and Martin Jean (organ), Elisabeth Wright and Arthur Haas (harpsichord), and Jeffrey Brillhart (improvisation).
Nicholas has garnered top prizes in competitions around the country, winning first prize and hymn-playing prize at the 2014 Albert Schweitzer Organ Competition in Wethersfield, Connecticut. In 2013, he took first prize in the American Guild of Organists Regional Competition for Young Organists. As a solo recitalist, he has performed throughout the Eastern United States. Among these include appearances at both regional and national conventions of the American Guild of Organists, the Kennedy Center, and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC. His solo performances have been heard broadcast across the nation on public radio’s Harmonia Early Music and Pipedreams. He was the featured organist in the 2018 German documentary The Unanswered Ives, broadcast on French, German, and Czech television. As a collaborator, he has appeared with the Cathedral Choral Society, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the Washington Master Chorale.
J.S. Bach: Partite diverse sopra “Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig”, BWV 768
Hugo Distler: Partita “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland”, Op. 8, no. 1
Dietrich Buxtehude: Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein, BuxWV 210
Max Reger: Fantasie über den Choral “Straf mich nicht in deinem Zorn” Op. 40, no. 2
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Contributions are welcome to help support the series at one of the following levels of support: $1-74 Supporter / $75-124 Friend / $125-249 Sponsor / $250-499 Patron / $500 – $999 Sustainer / $1000+ Benefactor. Please make your check payable to St. Mark’s Choir Association, 2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704.
Donations may also be received on-line at https://stmarksberkeley.org/music/friends-of-music/.
Contributions are tax-deductible. Thank you for your continued support.