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University Organist Plays Methodist Churches in Northeast
Dr. Elizabeth Harrison, visiting assistant professor of organ and university organist at the Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University, will concertize in Methodist churches in the Northeast in October. Harrison will perform a collaborative concert with cellist Susanna P. Reilly on Oct. 3 at the First United Methodist Church in Warren, Penn. Featured composers include Johann Sebastian Bach, Camille Saint-Saëns, Antonin Dvorák, and Olivier Messiaen. The following day, Harrison will present a solo concert, “Masterworks for the Organ,” at First United Methodist Church of Sharon, Penn. At Oklahoma City University later in the month, she will perform works by Saint-Saëns and Modest Mussorgsky as part of the OCU Brass Ensemble’s fall concert. The performance, under the baton of Benjamin Nilles, begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 in Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. Admission is free and open to the public. In December, Harrison will perform with Canterbury Choral Society under the direction of Randi Von Ellefson in Oklahoma City’s historic Civic Center. The concert, featuring Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata, begins at 7 p.m. Dec. 6. For tickets and more information, contact Canterbury at 232-SING. Harrison earned bachelor's degrees from Duke University and Southern College, her master’s degree from New England Conservatory, and a D.M.A. from Stanford University. Her specialty is Baroque organ pedagogy. She has taught studio organ, organ literature, church music, music theory, and music history at Stanford University, Cogswell Polytechnical Institute, Westminster College (New Wilmington, Penn.), and Geneva College. Her performances have been featured on commercial CDs including “The Sweelinck School of German Organists” (released on the Raven label), “Schnitger in Neidersachsen” (ORSEV), and “The Last Schnitger Organ” (Raven).