Organ Music at St. John's
St. John’s, E. Poultney, at the July 5th service of Evening Prayer will feature the final appearance of James Cassarino playing the 1860s hand-pump organ. In a bow to Independence Day and the origins of our country, Cassarino will play music he found at the church in an 1823 hymn book. Though his last concert this summer, two other outstanding professional organists will play on future dates.
On July 12 Dr. Carl Schwartz, a summer resident of Warren, who earned his doctorate in organ performance from Catholic University, will play the organ. Dr. Schwartz has been a church organist for 45 years and is currently Associate Organist at Christ Episcopal Church in Montpelier. He is active in and has held numerous offices in national organ associations, chairing the national convention of the Organ Historical Society in 2011 in Washington, D.C. He is a composer, choral director and gives frequent recitals. He has had the extraordinary experience of playing the organ at Canterbury Cathedral, England. He is Mid-Atlantic representative for Austin Organs, Hartford, Connecticut and has a home in Silver Spring, Maryland.
All services at St. John’s begin at 4 p.m. Information 802-287-9744