Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Loretto Aramendi (San Sebastian, Spain)
St. John’s Catholic Church
St. John’s Organ Society is pleased to announce that Spanish organist, Loreto Aramendi, will play a concert on the historic organ at St. John’s Catholic Church (207 York Street) on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Aramendi is the principal organist of the Cavaillé-Coll organ (1863) of the Basilique of Santa María del Coro and professor of organ at the F. Escudero Conservatoire, both in San Sebastian. She enjoys an international reputation as a concert artist, and has performed in Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Argentina, the United States and France. Her program includes music of Wagner, Liszt, J.S. Bach, Fauré, Tournemire, and Saint-Saëns.
The May 3rd program continues the tradition of an annual concert by an internationally recognized recitalist on the historic E. & G. G. Hook organ, Opus 288, at St. John’s Catholic Church. Hook’s Opus 288, the largest 19th-Century pipe organ in northern New England, has been described by Alan Laufman (past president of the Organ Historical Society) as “…a national treasure.”
St. John’s Catholic Church is located at 207 York Street in Bangor. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated and will benefit outreach and education projects of St. John’s Organ Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of the historic E. & G. G. Hook Organ built in 1860.
A sample of Aramendi’s playing: