LE CHEMIN DE LA CROIX
(STATIONS OF THE CROSS)
A Concert of Organ Music and Poetry
Presented by Faculty Members
of the University of the South, Sewanee, TN
Monday, February 18, 2002
At St. Paulís Episcopal Church
5 South Green Street
in downtown Henderson, Kentucky
The Evansville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is sponsoring this concert of organ music and dramatic poetry reading for the community. St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Henderson will host the program. Performers are Dr. Robert Delcamp, Professor of Music and University Organist, and David Landon, Professor of Theater Arts, both of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The program will be about 90 minutes long, and will be followed by a reception provided by members of St. Paul's Church.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:
Dr. Robert Delcamp received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Organ Performance at the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati and took his doctorate at Northwestern University. As a solo recitalist, Dr. Delcamp has specialized in the music of the famous French composer, Marcel Dupré, presenting lecture-recitals, workshops and solo recitals throughout the United States. He has recorded for the Naxos label.
David Landon has appeared as an actor in major roles on stage with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the New York Shakespeare Festival, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the Heritage Repertory Theatre at the University of Virginia, among many others. He has studied acting in New York and Paris.
ABOUT THE MUSIC:
The French composer Marcel Dupré' first performed his "Stations of the Cross" in February of 1931 in Brussels as 14 improvised musical meditations between readings of French poet Paul Claudel's 14 poems based on the traditional liturgical Stations of the Cross. The response to Dupré's improvised pieces was so positive that he spent the rest of the year putting these improvisations down on paper, and played the premier of his newly written masterwork at the Trocadéro in Paris the following March. The music varies widely from simple to complex, from melodic to dissonant, and from gentle to very forceful.
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