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Organ Concert

Jay Harold Zoller will be the featured performer at the organ concert on Aug. 18. The free concert, an annual community event, begins at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a refreshment hour.

Zoller, director of music and organist at South Parish Church in Augusta, is retired from the Andover Organ Co. where he built and designed pipe organs. He writes articles and reviews of organ music for the Diapason magazine and, since retirement, has increased his concert activities.  Zoller has played concerts in Germany, including recitals in Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne. In the last year he has played programs in New England, as well as Wyoming and Nebraska. He lives in Newcastle with his wife, Rachel, is a docent at the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, and also paints.

The Aug. 18 program is weighted toward more contemporary composers, but will include a rarelyheard work by Johann Sebastian Bach, Prelude and Fugue in d minor.  Zoller also will play works by Derek Bourgeois (Serenade, Opus 22),  Joe Utterback (Go Down Moses, Standin’ in the Need of Prayer, Every Time I Feel the Spirit), Carson Cooman (Ceremonial Suite, Opus 1215 and Concertino III), and Thomas Aberg (Fantasy in A minor, I Folkton, Festival Voluntary).  The selection from Bourgeois, a semi-retiredcomposer living in England, is perky and off-beat and one of his most-often played pieces. Utterback, an American composer, specializes in composing and performing in a jazz style. Cooman, who is composer in residence at Harvard University Chapel, Boston, dedicated his Concertina III to Maine organist Kevin Birch, who has given several of Broad Bay’s summer organ concerts.  Works by Aberg, a well-known Swedish organist and composer, are known for their rhythmic joy, simplicity, and humor.

A free-will offering will go to the Broad Bay Congregational UCC building fund.