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Summer Series: Sarah Johnson

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

Praeludium in G Major | Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-1697)

Kyrie (Messe pour les Couvents) | François Couperin (1668-1733)

Premier couplet: Plein Jeu                    

2e couplet: Fugue sur la Trompette

3e couplet: Récit de Chromhorne

4e Couplet: Trio à 2 Dessus de Chromhorne et la basses de tierce

Dernier couplet: Dialogue sur la trompette du Grand Clavier et sur la Montre, le Bourdon et le Nazard du Positif

Variations on 'Mijn God, waar zal ik henengaan' | Klaas Bolt (1927-1990)

Te Deum, Op. 11 | Jeanne Demessieux (1921-1968)

Sonata No. 3 in A Major | Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Con moto maestoso                               


 Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson holds a Master of Sacred Music from Boston University, where she studied organ with Peter Sykes. She currently serves as Organ Scholar at Holy Name Parish in West Roxbury, and as Assistant Librarian at the Organ Library of the American Guild of Organists. 

A native of Garland, Maine, Sarah began her organ lessons with Kevin Birch, organist and music director at Saint John’s Catholic Church in Bangor, where she was featured as a recitalist on the 23rdSummer Organ Concert Series. In her undergraduate degree at Vassar College she studied organ with Gail Archer, and piano with Todd Crow. Since beginning college she has performed in New York City at Central Synagogue, and in Boston at Old West, Trinity Copley, and Holy Name Parish. She placed second in the 2015 Eastern NY region of the AGO’s Regional Competition for Young Organists and in the 2017 Boston chapter of the RCYO. Sarah was featured as a rising star and guest recitalist at the 2017 Musforum Conference in Omaha, Nebraska.

Past positions Sarah has held include Choral Conducting Intern at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Poughkeepsie, NY, and Resident Organ Intern on Squirrel Island, ME. She has attended the Summer Organ Institute at Westminster Choir College in New Jerseyand was named an E. Power Biggs Fellow of the Organ Historical Society in 2013. Sarah is a member of both the Organ Historical Society and the American Guild of Organists.

Sarah will attend the Eastman School of Music in the fall to pursue a Doctor of Musical Arts in Organ Performance under the direction of David Higgs. 

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