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| The Mader Scholarship Fund and
| St. James' In The City Episcopal Church and
| The Los Angeles Chapter, American Guild of Organists

Midnight Toccatas and More!

| A festive concert and discussion

premiering the winning entry of the Mader Fund’s

50th Anniversary Composition Competition

| Featuring

Organists Stephen Tharp and David Briggs will each perform their unique interpretation of Midnight Toccatas for Solo Organ by Aaron Travers, Associate Professor of Composition at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Midnight Toccatas was the winning work from among 42 entries in the Ruth and Clarence Mader Memorial Scholarship Fund's 50th anniversary Composition Competition. The program will also include the organists’ own transcriptions of Ride of the Valkyries (Wagner), Carnival (Dvorak), and Daphnis et Chloe (Ravel). In addition to the performances, Dr. Frank Ticheli will interview Dr. Travers and moderate an audience Q & A following the concert.

| An Evening of Outstanding Artists

Click on photos for bios

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Stephen Tharp



Aaron Travers


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David Briggs


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Frank Ticheli


| An Inspiring Venue

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Sunday, February 12, 2023 6:00 pm

Preceded by a Choral Evensong at 4:15 featuring the choir of St. James'
Canon James Buonemani, Director


St. James' In The City Episcopal Church

3903 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Event will also be live streamed HERE.

Free Admission

Midnight Toccatas is now published and available to purchase.

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