2005 PIPE ORGAN CONCERT SERIES
Tuesday, Oct 4, 7pm First Unitarian Church, Worcester
Timothy E. Smith
of the Animals, Saint-Saens transcribed by T.E. Smith
Timothy Smith is Minister of Music at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Columbus, Ohio, where he directs the church’s choirs, a lively concert series and plays the church’s von Beckerath and Kimball organs. He also serves as organ instructor for Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus.
He is a graduate of Wheaton College, Northwestern University, and Boston Conservatory, and his teachers included Squire Haskin, Gladys Christensen, Richard Enright and James David Christie. Mr. Smith has served churches in New York City, Nashville, Boston and Chicago, and his performances have been broadcast nationally on Pipedreams and Performance Today. For eight years he was music director at First Parish Framingham, and for three seasons he conducted Harvard pro Musica. He appeared twice with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Seiji Ozawa. He has been a featured recitalist for several national conventions of The Organ Historical Society, and served the Society as Chair of the Organ Citations Committee for ten years. Currently he is a member of the Executive Committee for the Columbus Chapter of The American Guild of Organists.
As an organ builder and organ consultant Tim has worked with churches in several states and denominations, revitalizing older instruments in dynamic new designs. He is also interested in old home restoration and urban neighborhoods.
Tuesday, Oct 11, 7pm First Unitarian Church, Worcester
Angelo Castaldo (Naples, Italy)
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
- Preludio e fuga in Mi bemolle maggiore BWV 552 (E-flat major)
Angelo Castaldo was born in Naples (1973), and began his musical studies in early childhood leading to a diploma in Piano and Organ. He graduated cum laude in Literature at University “Federico II” in Naples, and is currently working toward a Masters Degree in Musicology at University in Rome. He was awarded a “Diploma di Merito” in two international organ competitions (Rome 1996, Florence 1998).
A journalist since 1993, he was musical critic of daily Napoli Sera and the bimonthly Arte Organaria e Organistica. He has edited the first publication of Fantasia a Due Organi by M.E. Bossi, “Sonata per organo” by G.B. Pergolesi, “Opera Omnia per organo” by G. Cotrufo (Editions Carrara), many pieces of Italian music from 20th century (F. Capocci, F.M. Napolitano, E. Gubitosi, E. Marchetti) and a treatise on Music Theory.
He has concertized extensively in Italy (Milano, Roma, Napoli, Firenze, Como, Bologna, Venezia, Verona) and throughout Europe: Germany, Poland, Ukraine, England, Scotland, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Denmark. In 2005 he is performing in a concert tour in South America (Brasil, Argentina, Uruguay) and in the USA, including concerts in Chicago, Worcester, New York, San Francisco, Berkeley, and for the New Year’s, a concert at the National Cathedral in Washington DC. In 2006/2007 he will launch an extensive concert tour in Australia and New Zealand.
2006 he will begin recording two CDs on a historical organ from the
18th century and the Opera Omnia of Italian organist G. Cotrufo
(3 CDs). In addition Angelo Castaldo is the Artistic Director
of the famous Campania (Italy) Organ Festival.
Tuesday, Oct 18, 7pm First Unitarian Church, Worcester
Works by Bohm, Buxtehude, Bach, Mendelssohn, Cabezon, Duruflé
2006 Organ Scholar and