Sarah Carlson will be presenting an organ recital on October 18 at 7 p.m. at St. Matthew's Church in Darlington, SC. She is currently the Director of Music at First Lutheran Church, Bemidji, MN, and is the keyboardist for the Bemidji Symphony under the direction of Dr. Beverly Everett. She and the congregation of First Lutheran are excited to install a brand new Casavant organ from Montreal at their Reformation service on November 5th at 3 p.m., which will feature the Bemidji State University Choir. Minnesota Public Radio will be there to document the event. Her Program at St. Matthew's will feature a few of the works she played at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris a couple years ago which includes works by Grayston Ives, Frederick Karam, Douglas Wagner, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Claire Carlson (11 years old and a 6th Grader at Schoolcraft Learning Academy), Sarah's daughter, will also be featured on the program playing selections on the Native American Flute with organ. Her teacher, Jon Romer, is an expert on the Native American flute and collaborates with Sarah on many recitals throughout Minnesota. There will be a first ever pipe registration/rank on the new Casavant organ at First Lutheran titled, Bibiigwan, or Native American Flute, which Jon and Sarah helped to initiate with Casavant.
Ms. Carlson enjoyed her time living in South Carolina and has fond memories of accompanying the Coker Singers under the direction of Will Carswell and being the organist and choir director at St. Matthew's Church.
There will be a free will offering at the recital. All are welcome to attend!