Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Monastery,Seminary Event

Organ & Percussion Concert

Sunday, April 27
Time: 3 p.m. Central Time
Location: Archabbey Church

An organ and percussion concert will be presented on Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. Central Time at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church, St. Meinrad, IN.

The program, featuring organist Douglas Reed and percussionist Ross Erickson, will include a composition for organ and drum set by Russell Peck, a toccata by Volker Bräutigam and the Symphonie romane, Op. 73 by Charles-Marie Widor.

Douglas Reed has performed in Europe, the Far East, and for many educational institutions and chapters of the American Guild of Organists throughout the United States. His performances have been broadcast on the Pipedreams program, Radio Belgium and Hong Kong Radio 4.

In 1975, he joined the faculty of the University of Evansville as an assistant professor of music and the university organist. Now a professor emeritus of music, he continues as the university organist and focuses his work on the Neu Chapel Religious Life program.

Reed has made numerous recordings of traditional and contemporary music focusing on the work of noted American composer William Albright. He has received research grants and awards from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mesker Trust Fund, the University of Evansville, and the Friends of UE Music.

He was also honored with the University of Evansville's Sadelle and Sydney Berger Annual Award for Scholarship. In 2007, he received a Global Scholar Grant from the University of Evansville for the study of global Christian song.

Reed earned a doctor of musical arts in performance and literature (organ) and the Performer's Certificate as a student of Russell Saunders, at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. He holds bachelor and Master of Music degrees in organ performance from the University of Michigan.

Ross Erickson teaches percussion at the University of Evansville and is the principal percussionist of both the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and the Owensboro Symphony.

The program 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. For updates on the day of the performance, call (812) 357-6611.