Organ concert to be held at First Congregational Church

May 29, 2018

The organ recital series at the First Congregational Church of Marion will continue on Sunday, June 24, at 5 p.m. with a program of music chosen by soloist Frederick Jodry to show off the church’s historic 1883 George S. Hutchings mechanical-action organ.

Louis Frederick Jodry V holds a Bachelor's Degree in Organ Performance and a Master’s Degrees in Performance of Early Music from New England Conservatory, where he won the Chadwick Medal for distinction both in musical performance and academic excellence. While completing his studies, Jodry founded the Schola Cantorum of Boston, a 12-voice ensemble dedicated to the performance of Renaissance sacred music.

In 1987, Jodry was first-place winner in the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists Young Artists Competition. He has been heard in recital in Europe and throughout the U.S., including cathedrals in Seattle, Cleveland, Portland, Paris, and most recently at Trinity Church, Wall Street.

Currently, he is serving as music director at First Unitarian Church in Providence, where he is also director of choral activities at Brown University.

Since 2015, the church has presented recitals on this organ by outstanding organists, including Christa Rakich, Stephen Young, Carson Cooman, Jeremy Bruns, and Robert Jan August.

Tickets for the recitals at $10 may be purchased at the The Bookstall on Front St. in Marion and at the door. For more information and reservations, call 508-748-1053. The First Congregational Church, located at 28 Main St. at the corner of Front and Main in Marion, is handicapped accessible.