ORGAN CONCERT SERIES
April 30, 2017 – 3:00 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church is pleased to present Michael Hey as guest organist in their Organ Concert Series on Sunday, April 30 at 3:00 p.m.
Described as “flashy” and “exciting” (The American Organist, 2012), concert organist Michael Hey has been increasingly visible on U.S. and international concert stages. In 2010, he made his New York City debut in Alice Tully Hall performing Handel’s Organ Concerto #1 with the Juilliard Orchestra under Nicholas McGegan. In 2014 has was featured as organ soloist in the New York City Ballet’s newly commissioned work Acheron. Set to the music of Francis Poulenc’s Organ Concerto, Michael’s performance at its premiere was “vividly played” (The New York Times). Michael has been invited to perform solo organ recitals at the Lincoln Center (New York), the Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), and the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.). Not exclusively a solo organist, Michael enjoys a widely varied career that includes collaborations with other musicians, solo piano recitals, vocal accompanying, and transcribing for organ and other instruments. He is now in the second season of performing with the Orchestra of St. Luke and the Paul Taylor Dance Company at Lincoln Center.
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Michael Hey graduated in 2014 from the five-year degree program at The Juilliard School where he received both his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in organ performance under Paul Jacobs. Within one year of his graduation from Juilliard, he was appointed Assistant Director of Music and Organist of the famed St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, where one of his first major tasks was to perform, as one of three organists, for Masses at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Madison Square Garden for the first U.S. visit of Pope Francis.
Michael Hey is represented exclusively in North America by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, LLC.
The Lutheran church uses Martin Luther’s “Small Catechism” to teach the Christian faith “in a simple way.” Yet the catechism is more than a way of learning: it’s a simple way of living! A sermon series on the six parts of the Catechism has been occurring since October 2016 and will extend through May 2017. During Lent each petition of the Lord’s Prayer will be taulght and during the Easter Season the sacraments will be covered. We will listen to the catechism’s simple teachings about each of these things and how they nourish and strengthen the Christian life. Click on the “A Simple Way” page in the menu above to listen to the sermons series.
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Jesus is the center of Zion’s life. He is risen from the dead, and He is on a mission: to make disciples of all nations. A disciple is someone who learns from a teacher and follows in his way. Zion is a gathering of Jesus’ disciples.
That’s why mercy is a key word at Zion, and worship is our core activity. Jesus lives to show mercy to sinners as He meets and nourishes them at worship. That mercy sends us back to our homes and neighborhoods with a new life to live.
We invite you to receive and grow in that new life at Zion.