The Westminster Organ Concert Series continues its 38th season on Friday, March 16, at 7:30 pm, with an organ recital by Jonathan Schakel. Mr. Schakel is organist at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville and a doctoral student at Cornell University. His program includes music from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book by William Byrd and Thomas Tallis, as well as work by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Dieterich Buxtehude, Jacques van Oortmerssen and Naji Hakim. The concert is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.
The Westminster Organ Concert Series was begun in 1980 to share the newly installed all-mechanical baroque-style pipe organ with the community. The organ, built by Taylor & Boody Organbuilders of Staunton, Virginia, has 18 stops and over 1100 pipes.