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    Distinguished Organist, Ken Cowan In Recital This Sunday
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    This Sunday, Christ Church United Methodist will host Ken Cowan, one of North America’s finest organists, in a recital that promises to dazzle.

    Originally from Ontario, Canada, Cowan is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and Yale Institute of Sacred Music.  Since then, he has toured extensively across North America, Europe and Asia, performing in noteworthy venues such as Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall, Philadelphia’s Verizon Hall and the


    Center in Costa Mesa, California.  In addition, Cowan has been a featured recitalist at three national conventions of the American Guild of Organists and has performed at several conventions of the Organ Historical Society and the Royal Canadian College of Organists.

    Check out this incredible recent performance.

    In 2012, Cowan joined the keyboard faculty of the prestigious Shepherd School of Music at Rice University as Associate Professor and head of the organ program.  Previously, he worked as Associate Professor of Organ at Westminster Choir College of Rider University where he was awarded the 2008 Rider University Distinguished Teaching Award.  Cowan also has numerous recordings on the JAV and Raven labels, most recently

    Ken Cowan Plays The Great Organ


    According to a review in

    The American Organist

    of a particular concert, Cowan’s playing “displayed understanding of the composer’s intentions and allowed one to hear the beauty of the various families of color on this glorious instrument.”  Be sure to explore more about this singular artist here.

    The recital will begin at 7 pm on Sunday, April


    and is open to the public.  More information on


    Sanctuary Concert Series can be found here.

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    Native Louisvillian, local musician, School of Music grad. Writing about the classical music scene in our lovely River City. If you have a question or want to debate Wagner, drop me a line on Twitter! "The only love affair I ever had was with music." -Maurice Ravel

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