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St. Helena’s Spring Organ Concert Series to begin

This spring local music lovers will be treated to another series of concerts on the historic Taylor & Boody organ at the Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church St. in downtown Beaufort. Concerts begin at 12 noon on five Fridays in March and April.  They are free and open to the public.

March 20: Sarah Mahler Kraaz, Ripon College, Wisconsin

March 27: Henry Fairs, University of Birmingham, Alabama

April 10: Jay Yau, Oberlin Conservatory, Ohio (Featured Young Organist)

April 17: Steven Young, Bridgewater State University, Massachusetts

April 24: JeeYoon Choi, Charleston, South Carolina

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. Please direct questions to Patricia Gould, 843.522.1712, ext. 214 or pgould@sthelenas1712.org; or Kelly Newnham, 843.522.1712 or knewnham@sthelenas1712; or visit www.sthelenas1712.org.

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