Please join us for our free weekly Music at Midday concert this Friday, November 15, at 12:15 p.m. at National City Christian Church. Organist Benjamin LaPrairie, Associate Director of Music at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, will perform a program of music by French, Belgian, and American composers.
Benjamin LaPrairie has performed throughout the United States and abroad, and has been featured as a soloist with the Pine Mountain Music Festival, at the Kimball Organ of Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC in a performance of Louis Vierne’s Messe Solennelle. Upcoming events include a performance of Frank La Rocca’s Mass of the Americas at the National Shrine, and a concert for the Eccles Organ Festival at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City, Utah. A native of Michigan, Benjamin is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater, and Dance, where he studied organ with Robert Glasgow. He received a Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he studied organ with John Walker.
Here is the full program for this Friday’s recital:
- Symphony No. 5, Op. 42 (I. Allegro Vivace) – Charles-Marie Wido
- The Revd Mustard his Installation Prelude – Nico Muhly
- Claire de lune – Louis Vierne
- Toccata, Op. 104 – Joseph Jongen