Princeton Seminary | The Joe R. Engle Organ Concert

The Joe R. Engle Organ Concert

May 14 at 7:30 p.m. ET

Please join Princeton Theological Seminary in welcoming Dr. Margaret Harper as our Engle Organ Concert recitalist on Tuesday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. Margaret (Meg) Harper was recently appointed as the Director of Music at Princeton’s Trinity Church (Episcopal). She will be accompanied by fellow musicians from Trinity in a presentation of J. S. Bach’s Ascension cantata, Gott Fähret auf mich Jauchzen. The concert will also include master choral and organ works from the Renaissance and Baroque eras as well as festive congregational singing. The concert will be followed by a reception where attendees will be invited to greet the performers and enjoy refreshments. The concert, underwritten by an endowment given by Joe R. Engle, is free of charge and open to the public. All are welcome.

Margaret Harper

Margaret “Meg” Harper is Director of Music at Trinity Church in Princeton, New Jersey. She has been hailed by The Diapason magazine for her “impeccable” playing and by the Boston Musical Intelligencer for “outstandingly lively, punchy” performances. Croatian newspaper Glas Slavonije writes, “The freezing cold of a January evening dominated the cathedral in Djakovo, but it could not diminish the richness and warmth of sound brought out of the cathedral organ by Margaret Harper.”

Before coming to Trinity, Meg served parishes in New York, New Hampshire, and Texas. She has taught organ, harpsichord, and keyboard skills at Baylor University, the University of Southern Maine and the Eastman School of Music. Meg holds a DMA and a Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. She has presented premiere performances of new works by composers including Cecilia McDowall, George Baker, Philip Moore, Todd Wilson, and many others. She has served in leadership roles for the Association of Anglican Musicians, the Royal School of Church Music – America, and the American Guild of Organists. Margaret performs and tours as an organist, harpsichordist, and conductor, and is on the roster of the Concert Artist Cooperative.

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