TAMIU Sunday, Aug. 5 Organ Concert at 4 p.m.

TAMIU's Summer Sundays
Recital Organ Concert Aug. 5

An opportunity to enjoy a rare afternoon of live classical music will take place Sunday, Aug. 5 at 4 p.m. in the Texas A&M International University Center for the Fine and Performing Arts (CFPA) Recital Hall.

The TAMIU Summer Sundays Recital Series Concert will feature organist Frederick Bahr, who will play the Sharkey Corrigan Organ.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Bahr will perform music by Alan Viner, Herbert Howells, Johann Gottfried Walther, Juan Bautista José Cabanilles, César Franck, Ramón Noble and Edward Cuthbert Bairstow. Charles Kegg, baritone, will join Bahr with selections from Rogers and Hammerstein's “South Pacific.”

Bahr is a voicer and draftsman for Kegg Pipe Organ Builders in Harville, Ohio, where he worked closely with Charles Kegg in designing and building TAMIU's Sharkey-Corrigan Organ.

Kegg, president of Kegg Pipe Organ Builders, has been interested in pipe organs since he was 11 years old. After studying architecture and mechanical engineering, he founded the Kegg Pipe Organ Builders in 1985.

In addition to his organ work, Kegg is a talented baritone and has performed in several church choirs and as guest soloist for many groups in the northeast Ohio area. He has also appeared in many productions of Gilbert and Sullivan, Sondheim, Rogers and Hammerstein and others.

The Sharkey-Corrigan Organ made its bow a year ago and has been featured in many concerts and performances.

Over three years in the making, the $1.2 million Organ is a gift of the E. H. Corrigan Foundation.

For more information, please contact Bede Leyendecker, TAMIU department of fine and performing arts interim chair, at 326.2625, e-mail bleyendecker@tamiu.edu or visit office in CFPA 217C.

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