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Summer Series: Isaac Drewes

  • Old West Church 131 Cambridge Street Boston, MA, 02114 United States (map)

Prelude in a minor, BuxWV 153 | Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 664 | Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) 

La Nativité du Seigneur | Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

V. Les Enfants de Dieu                                

VI. Les Anges

6 Studies in Canonic Form, Op 56 | Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

V. Nicht zu schnell                                 

Arietta | Thomas H. Kerr (1915-1988)                                                                    

Passacaglia in c minor, BWV 582 | J.S. Bach


 Isaac Drewes

Isaac Drewes

 A native of Seattle, Isaac Drewes is a Master’s Degree graduate student at Eastman School of Music, where he studies organ with Prof. David Higgs. He is also the organist at Greece Baptist Church in Greece, NY. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Organ Performance and Church Music from St. Olaf College, where he studied organ with Dr. Catherine Rodland. There, he also studied piano and voice, and sang in St. Olaf Cantorei. Additionally, Isaac was the Organ Scholar at St. Louis, King of France Catholic Church in St. Paul, MN for three years. He is the winner of the 2016 Twin Cities AGO Student Competition, and the recipient of the 2017 Pogorzelski-Yankee Memorial Graduate Scholarship and the 2015 Ruth and Paul Manz Scholarship.

Isaac is an active performer around the country. Performances include Central Synagogue in New York City, West Side Presbyterian in Ridgewood, NJ, Christ Church in Tacoma, WA, and St. Mark’s Cathedral, in Seattle, WA. He is actively involved in the Organ Historical Society, having been an E. Power Biggs fellow in 2015, and currently serving on the 2018 Convention Committee. Additionally, in 2016 and 2017, he performed for OHS conventions held in Philadelphia, PA and the Twin Cities, MN respectively. He has also served as an Organ Scholar for the Charlotte and Pacific Northwest Royal School of Church Music courses. When not at the organ bench, Isaac enjoys bicycling and hiking in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

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