The Westminster Organ Concert Series continues its 40th season on Friday, March 27, at 7:30 pm, with a concert of music for trumpets and organ by the Dash Duo and organist Felix Hell. Trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden is Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia, and has performed as soloist and with ensembles and orchestras across the world. David Dash is Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of North Carolina School for the Arts and has toured the country as a member of the “President’s Own” United States Marine Band. In this concert they join forces with Felix Hell, the German-born international organ virtuoso. The program includes music by J. S. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Tomaso Albinoni, and James Stephenson. The concert is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.
Westminster Presbyterian Church is located at 400 Rugby Road in Charlottesville. Ample parking is available behind the church, and the sanctuary is wheelchair-accessible.
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.