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Events for Sunday, November 27, 2022

Organ Recital for Advent Season
4:00 PM
Organist Christa Rakich in Recital

Concert and recording artist and Visiting Professor of Organ at the Oberlin Conservatory Christa Rakich will play a recital of music for the Advent season on the newly refurbished and enlarged organ at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 468 Bradley Road, Bay Village, on Sunday, Nov. 27, at 4 p.m. She will be joined by Walker Whitehouse, cello, a student at the Oberlin Conservatory and the recently appointed organist at St. Barnabas.

Christa Rakich has been Artist-in-Residence at St. John's Episcopal Church in West Hartford, CT and the Congregational Church in Somers, CT. As a Fulbright Scholar, she studied with the renowned Bach interpreter Anton Heiler in Vienna. She holds degrees from Oberlin College and Conservatory and the New England Conservatory. She has held faculty positions at the New England Conservatory, Westminster Choir College, Brandeis University, and the University of Connecticut, as well as serving as Assistant University Organist at Harvard.

An avid collaborator, Christa Rakich frequently performs with her colleague Susan Ferré at the Big Moose Bach Festival in New Hampshire. With flutist Wendy Rolfe and gambist Alice Robbins she is a founding member of the Marion Baroque Ensemble and was for many years the keyboardist for the Fanfare Consort.

The recital celebrates the completion of St Barnabas Episcopal Church's organ refurbishment and expansion. The organ, last rebuilt by Timothy Hemry in the 1980s, was enlarged and reconfigured in 2021-22 by Timothy Smith of Smith & Gilbert of Portageville, NY.

The recital is free and open to the public.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
468 Bradely Rd.
Bay Village
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