Renowned organist to perform at pipe organ dedication in Elgin June 26

  • Renowned organist Stephanie Gurga will perform Sunday at the dedication of the new pipe organ at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Elgin.

    Renowned organist Stephanie Gurga will perform Sunday at the dedication of the new pipe organ at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Elgin. Courtesy of St. Laurence Catholic Church

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 6/23/2022 12:51 PM

St. Laurence Catholic Church in Elgin invites the community to its pipe organ dedication concert, set for 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the church, 225 Jewett St.

Join in celebrating the installation of the new pipe organ and hear renowned musician Stephanie Gurga performing works by Bach, Dupre, Vierne, Buxtehude, and Sweelinck, with congregational hymns.

 

Gurga performs internationally on piano, harpsichord, organ and fortepiano, and additionally as an opera conductor. She studied piano at DePauw University in Indiana with Claude Cymerman, then at the Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot in Paris, finally specializing in early music at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany. She has participated in many concerts as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles across the world. She is also organist at the Church of Saint-Guérin and Sacré Coeur in Sion (Switzerland).

For more information, contact Kimberly Bianchi at stlaurencemusicministry@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/St.LaurenceChurch.

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