Organ-Trumpet Concert at ONU

Date : 21 / Oct / 2019
Time : NOON
Address : One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, IL

Organ-Trumpet Concert at ONU

Centennial Chapel at Olivet Nazarenen University

Join us for the 2019 Ovid Young Memorial Organ Recital Series and experience the sonorous beauty of the magnificent Ruffatti Pipe Organ at Olivet Nazarene University.

Rhonda Sider Edgington is an eclectic musician, with strengths and interests lying in several diverse areas.

Through her studies the last five years in Bremen, Germany with Harald Vogel and experience on historic organs in the region, she has acquired an extensive repertoire from Scheidt to CPE Bach. In 2007, she was chosen to play in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam as a finalist in the International Sweelinck Competition.

Before arriving in Bremen with a Fulbright scholarship in 2004, Rhonda was organist at the First United Church of Oak Park. The 88-rank Casavant there, especially well-suited to French repetoire of the 19th and 20th centuries, inspired her to focus those years on composers from Franck through Messiaen and record a CD of those works.

As a carillonneur, Rhonda was heard weekly at the University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Carillon, has played concerts in Chicago’s Botantical Gardens, and on the Naperville Millenium Carillon, and was heard at the national conventions of the Guild of Carillonneurs of American and Organ Historical Society.

As organ recitalist, Rhonda has played concerts in northern Europe and has played recitals throughout the US’s East Coast and Midwest, including venues such as Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, St. Paul’s Episcopal in Buffalo, and Fourth Presbyterian and Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. A friend of many varied styles and repertoire for the organ, Rhonda has also played in four national conventions of the Organ Historical Society.

A supporter of the American Guild of Organists, Rhonda was dean of the student chapter while doing her masters at Indiana University, and later on the Chicago AGO board, as well as working with the 2006 Convention Planning Committee.

After living in Bremen, Germany for seven years, she recently moved with her husband Mark, and children Isaac and Esther to Holland, Michigan.  There, Rhonda is organist at Hope Church (Reformed Church of America) and staff accompanist at Hope College.  She is represented by Ariel Artists.

Brian Reichenbach enjoys a variety of performing throughout the Chicago area and is Assistant Professor of Music at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois where he directs the Symphonic Band and teaches trumpet.  He is a member of the Elmhurst Symphony and has performed with ensembles including Chicago Sinfonietta, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, and Millar Brass.  Brian has performed under major conductors including James Conlon, James Levine, and Yuri Temirkanov and in 1999 and 2006 performed as solo trumpet in the premieres of operas by Bernard Rands and Ned Rorem under the direction of David Zinman at the Aspen Music Festival.  An avid chamber musician, Brian is a member of the International Chamber Artists, New Chicago Brass, and founding member of the Lincoln Park Brass.  He appears regularly as a guest soloist, clinician, and adjudicator at Chicago area middle and high schools and teaches at Csehy Summer School of Music in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.

Brian received a DMA in Trumpet Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he studied with Ronald Romm and Charles Daval. Previously, he studied with John Hagstrom at DePaul University and Terry Schwartz at Wheaton College. He has participated in wind conducting master classes with Mallory Thompson, Michael Haithcock, Craig Kirchhoff, and Paula Crider.