Carlson performs free concert at St. Matthew’s in Darlington

Sarah Carlson will be presenting an organ recital on October 18 at 7 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Church in Darlington. She is currently the Director of Music at First Lutheran Church, Bemidji, MN, and is the keyboardist for the Bemidji Symphony under the direction of Dr. Beverly Everett. Minnesota Public Radio will be there to document the event. Her Program at St. Matthew’s will feature a few of the works she played at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris a few years ago which includes works by Grayston Ives, Frederick Karam, Douglas Wagner, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Claire Carlson (11 years old and a 6th Grader at Schoolcraft Learning Academy), Sarah’s daughter, will also be featured in the program playing selections on the Native American Flute with organ. Her teacher, Jon Romer, is an expert on the Native American flute and collaborates with Sarah on many recitals throughout Minnesota. There will be a first ever pipe registration/rank on the new Casavant organ at First Lutheran titled, Bibiigwan, or Native American Flute, which Jon and Sarah helped to initiate with Casavant.

Ms. Carlson enjoyed her time living in South Carolina and has fond memories of being the organist and choir director at St. Matthew’s Church. All are welcome.

Author: Duane Childers

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