Jager to perform at Roosevelt Organ Series

August 6, 2018

MICHIGAN CITY — Chicago organist Kent Jager will return to the console of the Roosevelt organ on Wednesday as a part of the summer Roosevelt Organ Recital Series.

The series is held at the former First Congregational Church, located at the corner of Sixth and Washington streets in Michigan City. Seating is at noon and the concerts begin at 12:15 p.m. They are held each Wednesday throughout the summer.

Jager is the director of Music at Queen of Angels Roman Catholic Parish in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood. He completed his graduate studies in Church Music at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, where he studied with Grigg Fountain and has an undergraduate degree in organ from Central College in Pella, IA where he was a student of Davis Folkerts. At Queen of Angels he is principal organist for all liturgies and oversees a graded choral program which includes two children’s choirs and an adult choir.

Jager will continue his investigation of the six trio sonatas for organ by J. S. Bach. Featured this year will be Sonata No. 1 in Eb Major, BWV 525. The program will also includes 3 Chorale Preludes by Johannes Brahms, and the Chorale in A Minor by César Franck.

For the Roosevelt Organ Recital Series, each week a different organist presents music on the rare Roosevelt pipe organ. The organ has been recognized by the Organ Historical Society and is also on the National Register.

The concerts are free. Questions may be directed to Ann or George Dobie at (269) 469-0051.

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