Oct 26, 2020

Dordt Music Department to Host Organist Dr. Isabelle Demers

The Dordt Music Department plans on hosting organist Dr. Isabelle Demers.

As part of the Ringerwole Organ Recital Series, guest artist Dr. Isabelle Demers will present a concert on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium.

Described as “bracing virtuosity” by the Chicago Classical Review, Isabelle Demers has enraptured audiences around the globe. Her recital for the International Society of Organbuilders-American Institute of Organbuilders convention “left the entire congress in an atmosphere of ‘Demers fever.’” She has performed throughout Europe, Great Britain, Oman, China, Australia, New Zealand, the U.S., and Canada, and has CDs on the Acis and Pro Organo labels. A native of Québec and a graduate of the Juilliard School, Demers is head of the organ program at Baylor University in Texas. Her program includes works by Bruhns, Bach, and Mendelssohn; selections from Alkan’s Etudes for the Feet, two works by living composers, Rachel Laurin and Jason Roberts, and her own transcription of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.

Masks are required for all recital attendees and seating will be socially distanced. Dordt University continues to monitor how Covid-19 affects our campus and community. Please visit dordt.edu/updates on the day of the event to see if there are any restrictions on in-person attendance or cancellations.

To learn more about Dordt University’s music program, visit dordt.edu/music.

As an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective, Dordt University equips students, faculty, alumni, and the broader community to work toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life. Located in Sioux Center, Iowa, Dordt is a comprehensive university named to the best college lists by U.S. News and World Report, Forbes.com, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review.

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