Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Music

Paul Ellison to give a ‘challenge’ organ recital at Church of the Advent

See also

2014 is the 150th anniversary year for the British Royal College of Organists (RCO). To celebrate this occasion, RCO has launched the 150 for 150 Recital Challenge. The challenge will be for 150 organists from around the world to participate in a year-long recital series.

One of the participants in this challenge will be Paul Ellison, Director of Music at the Church of the Advent of Christ the King. His contributing recital will be this month’s Third Sunday Series concert at the Church. He has prepared a program of three rarely performed works:

  1. Antonio de Cabezón, Magnificat Quarti Toni: This will performed in an alternatim setting, providing “reflections” on the verses of the Magnificat canticle; each verse will be sung by members of the Schola Adventus, followed by the verset that Cabezón composed as a response.
  2. Thomas Tomkins, Fancy for Two to Play: As the title implies, this performance requires four hands at the console of a single organ; Adrian Borcea will join Ellison for this selection.
  3. Johannes Brahms, O Welt, ich muß dich laßen (O world, I must leave you): This is the composer’s very last piece, composed in 1896 within months of his death on April 3, 1897.

Third Sunday Series concerts begin at 4 p.m. Ellison’s recital will take place this Sunday, January 19. The Church of the Advent of Christ the King is located at 261 Fell Street, between Franklin Street and Gough Street. Admission is by donation with a suggested amount of between $10 and $20. For those coming by car, there is a parking lot adjacent to the church.

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Coachella
    The set times you need to know have been announced for Coachella
    Festival Buzz
  • Lamar Odom
    The New York Knicks are giving Lamar Odom another shot in the NBA
    Video
    NBA Buzz
  • Porsha Williams
    See why 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Porsha Williams posed for this mug shot
    Video
    TV News
  • NHL tickets
    If you're looking to catch an NHL playoff game in NYC, don't expect to do so on a budget
    NHL Buzz
  • Transcendence
    Review: ‘Transcendence’ fascinates, but does it rise above the field?
    Movies Buzz
  • Kobe Bryant
    Kobe Bryant has agreed to cooperate with an all-access documentary about his life
    Video
    Sports Buzz

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!