Emmanuel Episcopal Parish and the Music Committee will present its organist and choir director Marianne Lewis on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at noon. This will be her 13th performance at the Brown Bag concerts.
Lewis is a graduate of Lewis and Clark College and the University of Oregon, where she studied with Lee Garrett, Edith Kilbuck, and Guy Bovet. In addition to playing the organ, Marianne is a harpsichordist and pianist. She has performed with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Portland Symphonic Girls Choir, Symphonie Concertante, Bravo Vancouver, Cappella Romana and the Orcas Choral Society. Lewis is the Artist Director of the Orcas Choral Society. The program is organ music of Dieterich Buxtehude (c.1637-1707, a Danish-German organist and composer of the Baroque period. Today, Buxtehude is considered one of the most important composers in Germany of the mid-Baroque. Lewis will be playing Two Praeludiums, A Ciacona, Three Chorale Preludes and Three Canzonas.
There is no charge for the concert but donations are welcomed to fund the Virgil Cleveland Memorial Scholarship awarded every year to deserving Orcas music students.