Dordt College News

Organ, trumpet recital Feb. 1

January 15, 2004

Trumpeter and composer Rex Richardson will join forces with organist Joan Ringerwole for a concert appearance Sunday, Feb. 1, 2:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium, on the campus of Dordt College. This is a free recital, open to the public. Rex Richardson

Ringerwole said the one-hour recital will feature a huge variety of music, including a new Craig Phillips’ piece designed for weddings. A highlight of the event will be “Tocatto” by Frescobaldi, featuring four trumpets and the organ. Joining Richardson for this piece will be Dick Bogenrief, Dordt College adjunct, and Peter Wood, Morningside College.

Also on the program is “Patriotic Prelude for Trumpet and Organ” by C. Callahan; “Credo” by Wayne Wold; “Cantata #65” by Bach; “Sonata in B Flat Major” by G. F. Handel; “How Brightly Shines the Morning Star” by Dutch composer Bert Matter; “God Among Us” by French composer, O. Messaen; and “Duologue Op. 10” by Dennis Janzer.

Ringerwole and Richardson will also reprise a selection that was recorded and broadcast on Pipedreams, programming on Minnesota Public Radio.

Professor Joan Ringerwole has a D.M.A. in organ performance and has been a recitalist throughout the U.S. and Canada, including performances at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City and the St. Thomas Church in New York City. She teaches piano, organ, and church music at Dordt College.

Rex Richardson is a performer, educator, solo artist, recitalist, chamber musician, jazz artist, and clinician across North America, Europe and Asia. He is also a member of the acclaimed Rhythm & Brass, a sextet with a reputation as one of the finest brass/percussion ensembles in North America, with five recordings released to date.

He has also appeared as a guest artist with dozens of orchestras and ensembles throughout the world, including those of Osaka, Tokyo, Phoenix, Oregon, Rochester, Syracuse, Tucson, Omaha, Grand Rapids, Youngstown, and with the US Navy Band and Orchestra in Washington, D.C. Richardson has appeared as a featured soloist or chamber musician at international trumpet and trombone festivals and conferences.

Richardson will also be appearing in a winter pops concert with area high school and college jazz bands on Saturday, Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m., at the B.J. Haan Auditorium, on the campus of Dordt College.

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