The 36th Season of the Second Sunday Evensong/Organ Recital Series at St. Mark’s, Berkeley will continue on Sunday, March 14, 2022.
Evensong will be offered at 3:00 p.m. Following Evensong at approximately 3:50 p.m. George Fergus will offer an in-person recital on the Flentrop Organ.
Please note: In order to attend the recital in person, all those in attendance must provide proof of vaccination at the door and wear a mask.
George Fergus serves as the Associate Director of Music and Chorister Program Director at Washington National Cathedral. He maintains an active schedule of rehearsals and services in the cathedral’s music program, as well as appearing on the cathedral’s online stream of worship services and recitals, including the annual Christmas Day, Easter Day, and Independence Day concerts. He accompanied the Cathedral Choirs on domestic and international concert tours, and has appeared on concerts with Washington Choral Arts Society, Washington Bach Consort, and the American University Chorus. During his tenure at the National Cathedral, he has played for the memorial services of several notable public figures, including Liu Xiaobo and President George H. W. Bush. His performances have been featured on Pipedreams from Minnesota Public Radio and NPR’s 1A.
George earned the Master of Music degree in organ performance and Certificate in Church Music Studies from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and a Bachelor of Music degree from St. Olaf College. Upon graduation from Yale in 2016, George was awarded the Gerre Hancock Fellowship in Church Music by the Association of Anglican Musicians, which he served at Washington National Cathedral before being appointed to the full-time music staff there. Prior to his appointment in Washington, he served as Organ Scholar at Grace Church in New York, and Choirmaster and Organist of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.
His program will include:
Praeludium, Fuga und Ciaconna, BuxWV 137 – Dieterich Buxtehude (ca. 1637-1707)
Toccata VI: da sonarse alla leuatione, FbWV 105 – Johann Jakob Froberger (1616-1667)
Ricercar del Nono tono, P 17 – Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit, BWV 672 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Christe, aller Welt Trost, BWV 673 – J. S. Bach
Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 674 – J. S. Bach
Aria, Op. 51 – Flor Peeters (1903-1986)
Hommage à Dietrich Buxtehude (1987) – Petr Eben (1929-2007)
Tax-deductible contributions, at the following levels, are most welcome to help support the series.
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/
Thank you very much for your support!
For further information contact St. Mark’s Director of Music, George Emblom at GAEmblom@aol.com.