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Carol Williams seated Annual Schaeffer Organ Concert

2014 Carol Williams comes to Augusta

We're shaking things up at the 2014 Schaeffer Organ Concert. America's Sweet-Heart Concert Organist-Composer Carol Williams is bringing an incredible performance of organ music and not-for-organ music Thursday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.

New this year — Giant Screen!

Watch Carol's hands and feet up-close.

 

Also, Pre-Concert Virtual Tour on the giant screen takes you behind the façade pipes of the Schantz pipe organ, beginning 7:15 p.m.

Plan to be part of the energy and excitement that this annual organ concert generates!

 

Program Part I

Chaconne
Louis Couperin
(Circa 1626-1661)

Fantasia
J. C. Kittel (1732-1809)

Le Nozze Di Figaro
W. A. Mozart (1756-91)
Arr. Carol Williams

Suite For Organ
Carol Williams (Contemporary)
“Festiva”
“Mirage”
“Friesian March”

A Little Bit of Scotland
Arr. Carol Williams

 

Program Part II

Venus Toccata
Carol Williams

Tribute to John Philip Sousa
(1854-1932)
Arr. Carol Williams

Blue Danube Waltz
Johann Strauss II (1825-99)

Thunder & Lightning Polka
Arr. Carol Williams

Walk on the Wild Side
Lou Reed (1942-2013)

Phantom of the Opera
Arr. Carol Williams

The concert is free and open to the public. Appropriate for ages 9 years or older. Free childcare available beginning 7 p.m. Special bean bag seating available for children under 13 years old. The concert is funded by the Reid Memorial John G. Schaeffer Organ Concert Fund.

For more information about our 2014 performing artist, visit Carol Williams. You might also like to watch Carol perform Flight of the Bumblebee for pedals.


John G. Schaeffer Organ Concert FundJohn G. Schaeffer

Dr. John Gerhardt Schaeffer (pictured right), former Reid organist and Georgia Regents University music professor, was a friend to the Augusta music and arts community. His contributions spanned almost 30 years and his influence continues. After Dr. Schaeffer's death in November 1996, the John Schaeffer Organ Concert Series fund was established. This series showcases the culmination of a dream come true, the building of one of Augusta’s finest pipe organs, the Reid Memorial Schantz pipe organ. While we are thankful for all who have contributed toward making the dream of a new instrument and a concert series come true, we acknowledge God, creator and author of all things seen and not seeen, to be the source of these blessings. To God be praise and glory.

 

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