Christopher Holman

Young Bach at the Organ

May

7

6:00 PM

Sunday, May 7, 2017

 

Christ the King Lutheran Church

2353 Rice Boulevard, Houston

 

Organ Concerts are offered without charge.

An offering will be taken to support the series.

From an early age, Johann Sebastian Bach was known as a virtuoso organist, composer, and improviser. In this program, rising star organist Christopher Holman first performs masterpieces by Bach's teachers and influences, then the thrilling, vibrant early works by Johann Sebastian himself — altogether painting a picture of the musical world in which the young Bach grew up, and how he began to change that world through his vivacity, virtuosity, and deep spirituality.

 

Introducing Johann Sebastian

 

Prelude and Fugue

    in A Major, BWV 536

 

Young Bach's Influences

Onder een Linde groen

 

Offertoire, Messe pour les Paroisses

Toccata IV, Book II

Te Deum laudamus, BuxWV 218

 

Intermission

Young Bach at the Organ

Fantasia G Major, BWV 572

Alle menschen müssen

    sterben, BWV 1117

 

Ach Gott und Herr, BWV 714

 

Herzlich lieb hab ich, BWV 1115

Prelude and Fugue

    in D Major, BWV 532

PROGRAM

 

J.S. BACH

SWEELINCK

COUPERIN

FRESCOBALDI

BUXTEHUDE

J.S. BACH

ABOUT THE ARTIST

 

At age 24, Christopher Holman is quickly gaining a reputation as one of America’s leading interpreters of seventeenth and eighteenth century organ and harpsichord music. Since winning top prizes at the Albert Schweitzer, Quimby Regional Young Organists’, and Young Baroque Artists Competitions, he has presented recitals throughout North America, performing at the National Convention of the American Guild of Organists, International Organ and Early Music Festival in Oaxaca, Mexico, and Houston Early Music Festival, to name a few. In addition, he has performed with leading period instrument ensembles such as Tafelmusik, Ars Lyrica Houston, and the Boulder Bach Festival. Also an active church musician, Holman serves as Music Associate at Christ the King Lutheran Church. Holman received Bachelor of Music Degrees in Organ and Vocal Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston. He studied organ with Robert Bates and Dana Robinson, and harpsichord with Matthew Dirst and Charlotte Mattax. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, studying languages, and playing historic pianos.

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