Please join us at National City Christian Church this Friday, March 13, at 12:15 p.m. for our free weekly Music at Midday concert. German organist Hans U. Hielscher will perform music that expresses hopefulness and joy in a time of uncertainty and fear. The program will include:
- Eight Invocations – Denis Bédard
- Great Is Thy Faithfulness – arr. Dan Miller
- Fantasia on “A Mighty Fortress” – Jan Zwart
- Highland Cathedral – Charles Callahan
Hans U. Hielscher has been organist at the Marktkirche in Wiesbaden, Germany, since 1979. His studies were at the Detmold State Academy of Music and in Paris/Rouen, France. He also studied carillon at The Nederlandse Beiaardschool in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. Hans has presented more than 3.600 organ recitals around the globe, his concert tours have taken him to all European countries, the United States (69 U.S. tours), Bahamas, Israel, Iceland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok. He has been featured on radio and TV broadcasts, 23 CD recordings on the Motette, Wergo, IFO, Lade labels and is the author of the books Alexandre Guilmant – Life and Work; Famous Organs in the U.S.A.; and The Organ of Wiesbaden Marktkirche. He is a published composer of some 50 works for organ. Hans has been honored by the French government in Paris for his worldwide engagement in French organ music and nominated Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1985.