For this second Sunday in Lent and to continue our celebration of Women’s History Month, the organ prelude will be by June Nixon (b. 1942), an Australian organist, composer, and conductor. She studied in Melbourne and London, was Director of Music and Organist at St. Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne from 1973-2013, and also teaches at the Melbourne University School of Music. In 1999 Nixon was recognized for her contributions to church music in Australia by being awarded the Lambeth Degree, Doctor of Music by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the first woman to receive this honor.
Mark your calendar for a free in-person-only organ and harpsichord recital by Hannah Brewer on Saturday, March 26 at 4:00 pm. The program includes Lenten and other liturgically-based keyboard works, including music by J.S. and C.P.E. Bach, Ethel Smyth, Johann Kuhnau, and others. The recital will be repeated in person and live-streamed on Sunday, April 3 at 4pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Salem (1444 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97302). All are welcome.