Organ Recital Kicks Off 2016-2016 Concerts at St. Peter’s

Concerts at St. Peter’s
presents

Organist Justus Parrotta in Recital

Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Battala del 6to Tono – José Jimenez
O Mensch bewein dein Sünde groß – J.S. Bach
Aria on “Abide with Me” – Justus Parrotta
Praeludium in C Major BuxWV 137 – Dietrich Buxtehude
Suite on the Third Mode (Composed for the Lewis and Hitchcock Organ at St. Peter’s)
Le Banquet Celeste – Olivier Messiaen
Fête – Jean Langlais

Justus (Jay) Parrotta is a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists, the highest level of certification granted by the AGO. He has received awards and scholarships for his keyboard skills from the Delaware, District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia Chapters of the American Guild of Organists; National  Federation of Music Clubs; National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts; and West Chester University. He has performed recitals at such venues as the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, National City Christian Church, St. Luke’s Catholic Church in McLean, Virginia, and The Washington National Cathedral. He possesses a varied and extensive music background, holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Organ Performance, magna cum laude and a Master’s Degree in Music Composition with a concentration in Concert Music from The Catholic University of America’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music where he is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Composition. As a composer, his works not only consist of music for keyboard but music for solo instruments, voice, choir, congregation, chamber ensemble, orchestra, opera, electronics, and film; including the critically acclaimed documentary Dakota 38(www.justusparrotta.com/film/dakota-38/). His music has been heard in Antarctica, Australia, France, Sweden, Zambia, and throughout North America.

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