St. Helena’s Friday organ recital series begins Oct. 16

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Music lovers will be treated to a series of organ recitals this fall on the historic Taylor & Boody Organ at the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St. in downtown Beaufort. Recitals are at noon on five Fridays in October and November. They are free and open to the public, and each will last about 50 minutes. The fall recital series includes:

October 16: Travis Baker, Kent, England,

October 23: Katie Moss, Indiana University, Readlyn, Indiana,

October 30: Douglas Bruce, Wollbach, Germany,

November 6: Dr. Gregory Peterson, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa,

November 20: Clara Gerdes, Curtis Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. (Featured Young Organist)

The Taylor & Boody organ at St. Helena’s is modern (installed in the church in 1985), yet reminiscent of the “golden age” of organ building and organ music in Europe between 1600 and 1750. The two-manual organ has 19 stops and more than 1,150 pipes housed in a beautifully crafted oak case. For more information contact John Stender at 843.522.1712, ext. 214 or jstender@sthelenas1712.org.