Sunday, August 28, 2016, 3:15 PM
Sverre Eftestøl (b. 1950)
“Til høgtid ny” from Sju allegoriske bilete over den norske folketonen
1. Kling No, Klokka
Translation: (“To a New Feast” from Seven Allegorical Pictures on the Norwegian Folksong, “Ring Now, Ye Bells.”)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major (“St Anne”), BWV 552
Benjamin Kolodziej (b. 1976)
Chorale Sonata on the Welsh Lullaby Ar Hyd Y Nos
Benjamin Kolodziej is Organist at Perkins Chapel, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, and Director of Music at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, in Plano, holding an undergraduate degree in organ performance and graduate degrees in sacred music and theology from SMU.
His primary teachers have included Richard DeLong, Robert Anderson, Larry Palmer, and George Baker, with significant coaching from Jon Gillock. As a concert organist, he has performed throughout the USA, many times in the UK as well as in Norway, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Germany.
Mr Kolodziej has written numerous scholarly and practical articles in The American Organist, The Chorister, The Diapason, Theatre Organ, Methodist History, Concordia Theological Quarterly, and the Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology, among others, and has contributed extensively to the forthcoming Lutheran Service Book Hymnal Companion and as well as to Routledge’s Twentieth-Century Organ Music, a festschrift in honor of Robert Anderson edited by Dr Christopher Anderson. Mr Kolodziej’s Seven Hymn Preludes for Organ are published by Concordia Publishing House.
In addition to classical organ performance, he is increasingly in demand to accompany silent movies both on theatre and classical organs. Active in the American Guild of Organists, he served as dean of the Dallas Chapter from 2011 to 2014.