Ann Labounsky Organ Recital 

Loud Pipes

Loud Pipes
Even for the unchurched, Nashville’s Downtown Presbyterian Church will feel like sacred space. It’s spectacular Egyptian Revival design, which favors hieroglyphs over more traditional Christian iconography, can rouse the most unbelieving of hearts. Meanwhile, the not-so-holy ghosts of Civil War dead haunt the structure, which for a time was appropriated as a Federal hospital. Renowned organist Anne Labounsky will enhance this sense of awe and next/otherworldliness with a recital program that features the church’s recently renovated pipe organ, which was installed in 1913. Dr. Labounsky is the Chair of Organ and Sacred Music at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She’s performed in many of the world’s great cathedrals and basilicas, including Notre Dame and Ste. Clotilde in Paris, St. John the Divine in New York and San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral. Admission is free, but contributions to the church’s organ fund are encouraged.
Sun., Dec. 6, 2009

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