Fall Concert Series At Holy Cross

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross Chapel Artist Series has two concerts planned for the month of September.

On Sunday, Sept. 20, 1998, Marcin Szelest, an organist, will perform the music of 17th century organist-composer, Dieterich Buxtehude at 3 p.m., at Holy Cross in the St. Joseph Memorial Chapel.  He will be accompanied by Worcester soprano, Silvia Irving.

Szelest is a candidate for the prestigious Artist Diploma of the Boston Conservatory of Music.  This is his final concert before returning to his native Cracow, Poland, where he will join the Organ Department at the Cracow Academy of Music.

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998, Ludger Lohmann, an organist internationally renown for his interpretations of German Romantic music, will play a program of German composers at 8 p.m., at Holy Cross in the St. Joseph Memorial Chapel.  The program will include selections by Bach, Mozart, Samuel de Lange and Mendelssohn.

Lohmann is a professor of Organ at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart, Germany.  He was the 1979 winner of the German Broadcasting Corporations Competition in Munich and the 1982 winner of the Grand Prix de Chartres.  He has toured and served on international competition juries throughout the world.

Both concerts are free and open to the public.