This concert is a special British music program featuring organist Kerry Heiman playing on the Fritts’ Opus 21 pipe organ in Gambrell Room of Scheide Hall. He will be accompanied by John Burkhalter III on the recorder, and tenor Bradley King. They will be presenting works by Henry Purcell, John Blow, and G. F. Handel.
The organ was built by Paul Fritts & Company Organbuilders in Tacoma, Washington. It is their Opus 21 instrument, built in 2001 for the Cape Cod residence of Joan and Curtis Lippincott, the same year that Joan Lippincott performed the dedicatory recital on Fritts’ Opus 20 pipe organ in the Seminary Chapel. In early 2020 Joan Lippincott donated the Opus 21 instrument to Princeton Theological Seminary, bringing these two sibling instruments onto the same campus. The pandemic arrived in Princeton on the heels of the instrument. This performance constitutes the first public performance on this organ.
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