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German organist Stefan Kiessling to perform several concerts at Union

On Monday, April 28, the assistant organist at St. Thomas Church, Johann Sebastian Bach’s church in Leipzig, Germany, will perform a concert at Memorial Chapel. This concert is a part of the Department of Music’s Taylor Time! concert series.  Stefan Kiessling arrived on Wednesday for a week-long stay at the College.  On Friday he give a lecture on “Music in Leipzig” at 10:30 a.m. in TMC 224. On Sunday, he will perform a concert at Zion Lutheran Church on Nott Terrace at 3:00 p.m. His concert on Monday at Memorial Chapel starts at 5:00 p.m.  The lecture and the concerts are free and open to the public.  He will also visit a German class. The concert at Zion Lutheran Church will feature music by Bach and Reger. The one at Union College will include music by Bach and Karg-Elert.  Herr Kiessling travels throughout Europe and the United States as a concert organist. Before coming to the College, he performed at the Washington National Cathedral.  Among his teachers is Ton Koopman.  His enthusiasm for creative and colorful organ registrations led him to develop computer software for combination systems, used in many European churches.


Lecture:  “Music in Leipzig

April 25, 2014

10:30 a.m.

TMC 224


Concert:  Zion Lutheran Church

April 27, 2014

3:00 p.m.


Concert:  Memorial Chapel

April 28, 2014

Taylor Time!

5:00-5:50 p.m.