Sundays at 3: Gerald Harder in Concert

Date(s) - February 26, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dunbar Ryerson United Church

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The second concert of Ryerson’s Sundays at 3 recital series on February 26th showcases organist Gerald Harder in a concert featuring the works of Robert Hebble, John Cook, and Dieterich Buxtehude. Robert Hebble is renowned as a colorist – a composer whose conception of beauty finds variety in harmony the way an artist mixes colour.

For over thirty years, Robert’s career was closely linked with the great organist Virgil Fox, who appointed Robert as his assistant at the age of sixteen at New York’s Riverside Church. The final work on the program A symphony of light was the premier organ composition commissioned in memory of Virgil Fox.

Fanfare John Cook
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern’ Dieterich Buxtehude
Psalm-preludé Robert Hebble
Toccata on ‘Old hundredth’ Robert Hebble
A symphony of light Robert Hebble

A native of the Fraser Valley, Gerald Harder [piano and organ] undertook initial organ study with Richard Unfreid at Biola University in Los Angeles. Graduate study in organ performance and choral conducting took him to the University of Western Ontario in London. Gerald holds the Associate Diploma of the Royal Canadian College of Organists. He has served churches in Los Angeles, Ottawa, Victoria, and Vancouver as organist and music director. Since 2000 he has been Organist & Choirmaster at St James Anglican Church, Vancouver, where he directs a comprehensive program of liturgical music. Gerald sings bass with the Vancouver Cantata Singers, and is active locally as an accompanist.

Tickets at the door – General $15 / Students $10

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