Princeton Theological Seminary’s annual Joe R. Engle Organ Concert will be held on Saturday, April 25 (rescheduled from February 21) at 7 p.m. in Miller Chapel. The concert is open to the public free of charge.
Featuring Michael Gittens, director of music at the historic Kaighn Avenue Baptist Church in Camden, New Jersey, and choral assistant at Princeton Seminary, as well as the Princeton Seminary Chapel Choir, the concert will include organ compositions by Buxtehude, Bach, and Vierne, and arrangements by African American composers. The audience will also be invited to participate by singing gospel-style hymns.
Gittens has been a church musician for more than four decades. He has been an accompanist, arranger, and musical director on several gospel recordings. As choral assistant at Princeton Seminary, he accompanies the choirs and shares in the musical leadership of the community’s daily worship.
The concert will showcase the many voices of the Seminary’s Joe R. Engle Organ, a two-manual pipe organ built by Paul Fritts and Company and installed in 2000. through a generous endowment given by Seminary benefactor Joe R. Engle. For more information, call 609.497.7890.