John Weaver, one of the America’s finest concert organists, was Director of Music at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City from 1970-2005. He was Head of the Organ Department at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia from 1972 to 2003, and also Chair of the Organ Department at The Juilliard School from 1987 to 2004. Here he plays a varied program, including some rarely heard works by Leighton and Bingham. His program concludes with his own Fantasia for Organ.
The National Lutheran Choir’s first recording on Gothic! David Cherwien directs the NLC—2007 winner of the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence– through a program of popular French choral music, joined by organist Martin Jean of Yale, playing on the Casavant Organ (Opus 1177) at Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi, Minnesota.