Noon Organ Concert at ONU featuring Glenda & David Robinson
Glenda Robinson, Organist, & David Robinson, Soloist
Ms. Robinson serves as organist at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Fort Worth, Texas. A sought after collaborative pianist, she has appeared with numerous musicians across the Southwest. As a guest organist, she played for Evensongs and Sunday services at Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, England. She has performed in master classes with organist Marie Claire Alain and collaborative pianist Dalton Baldwin. She studied organ with Eleanor Whitsett and Bradley Welch.
Mr. Robinson is an active recitalist, oratorio soloist, concert artist and professor of voice at the University of North Texas. He made his New York concert debut at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center with the American Symphony Orchestra, performing the baritone solos in Mozart’s “C Minor Mass” and Vaughan Williams’ “Five Mystical Songs.”
The Robinsons’ program will include “The Trumpet Shall Sound” from Handel’s Messiah, Travis’ “Variations on Acclamations,” and Dr. Ovid Young’s “Toccata brevis” among other selections.
Olivet’s Pipe Organ was custom built by Famiglia Artigiana Fratelli Ruffatti (Ruffatti Brothers, Family of Artisans) of Padua, Italy, and Marshall & Ogletree of Boston. Both firms are represented in the Midwest by Triune Music, a local firm from Elmhurst, IL www.triunemusic.com.
This instrument has six divisions, a four-manual console, and an AGO concave pedalboard with 32 notes. It has 125 ranks making it one of the largest instruments in the Midwest (it has 75 ranks of wind-blown pipes and 50 digital pipe ranks).