A Holiday Program of Organ Duets including:Eclogue by Richard ShephardWhite Christmas by Irving BerlinNativity Scenes by Myron RobertsToccata on God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Robert HobbySleighride by Leroy Anderson
For four decades, duo-organists Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault have been performing unique and refreshing repertoire in concerts across the United States and Europe. Named “the World's Premiere Duo-Organ Team” by the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, the Chenaults have commissioned, arranged, and premiered more than 60 organ duets, making “organ music for four hands, four feet” synonymous with their name. Enjoy an evening of popular favorites featuring Northrop’s restored pipe organ for a special holiday treat.
As you may have heard, ESPN will be hosting “College GameDay” at the U of M for the first time this Saturday, before the Gophers take on the Wisconsin Badgers. Due to the increased activity in and around Northrop caused by this media event, the master class with the Chenault Duo has been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Sat, Nov 30, 10:00 am-11:30 amCarlson Family StageDuo organists Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault will give a presentation on the art of duet organ playing, discussing their duet journey and list of 70+ commissions. They will offer tips and demonstrations on playing duets for one organ console, followed by an interactive Q & A session. Organ students from the U of M School of Music, University of Wisconsin - River Falls, and the private studio of Laura Edman will also perform for the Chenaults. The class is free and open to the public, and pre-registration is encouraged.
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One of the first works commissioned by Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault was “Octopus Music” by American composer Myron Roberts.
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