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Inaugural Organ Recital Series

Whitelegg-Möller Op. 6425

newly restored and expanded

 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 7 PM - Nicole Keller

 

Nicole

Program

Toccata in F, BWV 540                                                    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

 

Malle Sijmen,    SwWV 323                                                  Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)

Psalm 23                                                                                           

Mein junges leben hat ein end                                

 

A Quaker Reader                                                                                 Ned Rorem (b. 1923)

         A Secret Power                                                         

The World of Silence

There Is A Spirit That Delights To Do No Evil

 

Five Dances for Organ                                                              Calvin Hampton (1938-1984)

         I  The Primitives                                                              

         II  At the Ballet                            

         III  Those Americans                   

         IV  An Exalted Ritual                  

         V  Everyone Dance                      

 

There Is A Happy Land                                                             George Shearing (1919-2011)

 

Suite No. 1 for Organ                                                               Florence B. Price (1887-1953)

         I.  Fantasy                                                      

         II. Fughetta

         III.  Air

         IV.  Toccata

 

 

Nicole Keller is in demand as a concert artist, adjudicator, and clinician.  She is a champion of designing programs that mix the classic repertoire of the instrument with newer and modern works, showcasing the unique tapestries of color and texture possible on the pipe organ. She has concertized in the States and abroad in venues such as St. Patrick Cathedral in New York, Cathédrale Notre-Dame in Paris, Dom St. Stephan in Passau, St. Patrick Cathedral in Armagh, and The Kazakh National University for the Arts in Astana, Kazakhstan.   

 

Ms. Keller has extensive experience as a chamber musician, especially as a continuo player, including many performances of Bach’s St. Matthew and St. John Passions, the Christmas Oratorio, and the Mass in B minor in addition to a host of cantatas and baroque chamber music.  Other performances with orchestras include concertos, works for small chamber orchestra, and large works involving organ, harpsichord, and piano. 

 

As a teacher, Ms. Keller strives to foster and model a commitment to excellence in performance, scholarship, and self-growth beginning with a love for the instrument and its vast artistic possibilities. Her students have been accepted into prestigious graduate schools throughout the country and enjoy successful musical careers in a variety of settings.  She was recently appointed to the faculty of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan where she will begin teaching in the Fall of 2022.

 

Ms. Keller's work as a church musician includes work in with volunteer and professional choirs and instrumental ensembles devoted to the highest level of music for worship. She has created organ and choral scholar programs at small and mid-size parishes, developed successful children's choir programs, and has led choirs on tour in the states and abroad including choral residencies at Bristol Cathedral, U.K. and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland.  She currently serves as Associate Organist at Trinity Cathedral (Episcopal) in Cleveland

 

Ms. Keller received the Performer’s Certificate and the Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York under the tutelage of David Higgs. While at Eastman, she studied continuo with Arthur Haas and improvisation with Gerre Hancock. She received the Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance from the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio, where she studied piano with George Cherry and Jean Stell and organ with Margaret Scharf.

 

This recital is presented in collaboration with

the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

 
 
 
 
Last Published: June 1, 2022 11:26 AM