World-renowned organist to perform Friday in Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ

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Nathan Laube is an associate professor of organ at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., and an international consultant in organ studies with the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in the United Kingdom. | Photo courtesy of Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ

QUINCY — World-renowned organist Nathan Laube will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, in Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ, Ninth and State.

Laube’s program on the church’s Schantz organ will feature selections including Johann Sebastian Bach’s Concerto in D, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in G-minor (Alla marcia) and Felix Mendelssohn-Batholdy’s Variations Serieuses.

Laube, an associate professor of organ at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., and an international consultant in organ studies with the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in the United Kingdom, is a leading performer with an extensive recital career.

The concert celebrates the church’s 175th anniversary. Salem Church organized in 1848.

In a press release, the Rev. Matt Hunt said, “Since then, this faith community has been feeding the hungry, educating people, celebrating the arts, nurturing spiritual growth, caring for the hurting and creating safe and welcoming places for people of all colors, genders and walks of life.”

The concert is underwritten by John Sallstrom and family in honor of the music of Salem Church. A meet-and-greet reception with Laube will follow the concert.

More information is available by calling the church at 217-222-0601.

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