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Organ Music for Meditation
January 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 amFree – $10
American Guild of Organists
New York, NY
Online, limited in-person, and non-existent worship scenarios present organists with extraordinary challenges and opportunities. NYC organist Eric Birk will demonstrate ideas and approaches for both selection and presentation that provide deep meaning and spiritual engagement for worshippers hearing organ music, whether they listen online or attend in-person worship.
The Saturday Session will occur at 10:00 am (CT) on January 23rd. Registration closes at 12:00 noon (CT) on Friday, January 22nd. Free to CMI members. $10 for non-members.
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Can't attend on Saturday? No problem. Register below as you would normally; you will receive an email just before the January 23rd session with instructions for acquiring the recorded session and associated materials at a later time.
Eric Birk is a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists and has worked as a frequent substitute organist in the New York City area for the past nine years. Prior to that he served for 17 years as organist and choir director of the Flatbush-Tompkins Congregational Church in Brooklyn, New York, five years as music director and organist of the First Baptist Church in the City of New York, and has served in administrative roles for both Manhattan School of Music (as orchestral librarian) and the American Guild of Organists (as executive assistant since 2012). His substitute work covers a wide range of denominations and liturgical styles in which he seeks to make and maintain friends for the organ while encouraging authentic and faithful worship.