Dordt College News

Friday organ performance by Horton

November 8, 2007


Robert Horton, winner of this year’s Mikhail Tariverdiev International Organ Competition, will present an organ concert at Dordt College’s B.J. Haan Auditorium on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Horton, a professor of music at Dordt College, was recently awarded both first place and the audience award in an international competition which took place at Kaliningrad, Russia. As the top organist, he was presented cash prizes, a trophy crafted from Kaliningrad’s Baltic amber, a handcrafted model ship, and the invitation to present solo concerts this year at the Siberian International Organ Festival, the St. Jacobi Kirche in Lubeck, and Moscow’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

The program for the evening includes “Suite du sixiesme ton” by Jacques Boyvin, accompanied by student voices with a Gregorian chant; “Desert Wildflowers” by Pamela Decker; “What a Friend We Have in Jesus!” arranged by William Bolcom; “The Peace May Be Exchanged” by Dan Locklair; and Johann Sebastian Bach’s “All Glory Be to God on High.”

Horton, Sioux Center, teaches organ, church music, music history and aural skills at Dordt College. Dr. Horton earned his D.M.A. (Doctor of Musical Arts) in organ study at the University of Kansas; his Master’s degree at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; and his Bachelor’s degree in organ/organ study at Cornell University. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies-Organ and harpsichord study at Stanford Japan Center, Kyoto, Japan.

There is no cost to attend the concert Friday night, hosted by the Dordt College Music Department.

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