Please join us this Friday, October 19, at 12:15 p.m., for our free weekly Music at Midday concert. Sondra Goldsmith Proctor will perform the world premiere of a new work by Canadian composer Rachel Laurin, along with works of J. S. B Bach, Maurice Duruflé, and Jehan Alain.

Sondra Goldsmith Proctor currently serves as Musician-in-Residence at Gunnison Memorial Chapel, St. Lawrence University, in Canton, New York. She lived and worked in Washington for many years: as Director of Music and Arts/Organist for Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ; as Associate Director/Keyboard Artist for the Paul Hill Chorale and Washington Singers; as founder and director of the Circle Singers; and as Associate Director of Music for Washington Hebrew Congregation under Herman Berlinski. Her early training included study with organists Claire Coci, Albert Russell, and Marie-Claire Alain.

Here is the complete program for this Friday’s recital:

  • Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 547 – J. S. Bach
  • Choral varié sur le thème du “Veni Creator” (Andante religioso; Poco meno lento; Allegretto; Andante expressivo; Allegro) – Maurice Duruflé
  • Litanies – Jehan Alain
  • Three Visions: Récit Mythologique – Rachel Laurin: World Premiere
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