Concert Series

Stuart Forster headshot

Recital Program for Sunday March 19, 5:00 pm
Stuart Forster, organ

Praeludium in G Minor

Dieterich Buxtehude (1637–1707)

O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde groß
Praeludium und Fuga in E Minor, "The Wedge"

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

Largo from Xerxes
George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)

Scherzo in G Minor

Enrico Bossi (1861–1925)

Gabriel Pierné (1863–1937)

Tuba Tune
Christopher Luke (b. 1972)

Flor Peeters (1903–1986)

Triumphal March
Jacques–Nicolas Lemmens (1823–1881)


Performer Biography

Stuart Forster has been Director of Music and Organist at Christ Church, the Episcopal Church in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, since 1999. His performances as soloist, accompanist, and conductor have been broadcast around the world, and he has recorded numerous CDs, including solo performances on the JAV and Pro Organo labels. His book, Hymn Playing: A Modern Colloquium, draws on interviews with leading church musicians to document expert techniques of hymn leadership and accompaniment with the organ. Dr. Forster has written orchestral transcriptions for the organ, liturgical music for congregations (including more than 100 hymn arrangements), organ music, and choral anthems. His landmark organ transcription of Dvo?ák’s Ninth Symphony, “From the New World”, was published by Éditions Chantraine, Belgium. Dr. Forster holds degrees from Trinity College of Music (London), the University of Sydney, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Yale University, and the Graduate Theological Foundation, where his doctorate focused on the congregation’s experience of flow and music within liturgy.

last update 03/11/2017