Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

Monastery,Seminary Event

Organist to give free concert at Saint Meinrad

Monday, October 15
Time: 3:45 p.m. CDT
Location: Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church

Dr. David Lamb, councillor for Region V of the American Guild of Organists, will give a free organ concert on Monday, October 15, at 3:45 p.m. CDT in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church, St. Meinrad, IN.

Dr. Lamb is a graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. While on the IU campus, he was an associate instructor in choral conducting, the assistant conductor of the Indiana University Singing Hoosiers, and the associate conductor of the IU All-Campus Choruses.

With over 20 years of experience as a public school music administrator and choral director, Dr. Lamb is currently an adjunct instructor of voice at Franklin College in Franklin, IN, and an adjunct instructor of music at Indiana University/Purdue University in Columbus, IN.

Dr. Lamb has held music leadership positions in churches in Bloomington, Columbus, Jeffersonville, New Albany, and Seymour in Indiana, and in Louisville, KY. Currently the director of music and organist for the First United Methodist Church in Columbus, IN, he was selected to perform as the conference organist in 2003 and 2004 for the South Indiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

He has presented guest organ recitals in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Washington, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Concert engagements in Europe have included presentations in Germany, Austria, and two recitals in France at the historic churches of St. Augustin and La Trinite in Paris.

Dr. Lamb also recorded the CD, "Moments of Majesty, Seasons of Celebration," on the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church organ in 2006.

The 45-minute program will include compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, Marcel Dupré, Camille Saint-Saens, Alexandre Guilmant, George Thalben-Bal, Louis Vierne and "Monastery Processional," Op. 127 by William Horatio Clarke. "Monastery Processional" was composed in 1907 for the Consecration of the "new" Estey Great Double Organ in the Archabbey Church at Saint Meinrad.

The concert is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Guest House and student parking lots. For more information, contact Mary Jeanne Schumacher during business hours at (812) 357-6501.