JC hosting faculty organ recitalJamestown College music department presenting organ recital
The Jamestown College Department of Music will present a faculty organ recital by Dr. William Wojnar, professor of music, on the Black-Schlossman Pipe Organ at 3 p.m. on Sunday in Voorhees Chapel. The recital is free and open to the public.
Wojnar, college organist and member of the faculty since 1979, will present selections by German composers Heinrich Scheidemann and Johann Sebastian Bach, French composer Francois Couperin and the late Dutch organist and composer Flor Peeters, and David Cherwien, American church musician and composer. The pieces to be played date from the mid-17th century to the present.
Wojnar’s ongoing research into the organ compositions of the German Baroque organist and composer, Hieronymus Florentinus Quehl, have taken him to libraries across Germany and Poland.
The Black-Schlossman Pipe Organ was a gift of the late Anna Jane Schlossman and her family, Fargo, in memory of her father, George Black, and her late husband, William A. Schlossman, both of whom had served on the Jamestown College Board of Trustees for many years. Installed in 1999, it is the third pipe organ to be built in Voorhees Chapel since the chapel’s construction in 1917. Having 40 ranks of pipes, and more than 2,200 pipes, it is one of the largest five pipe organs in North Dakota. The organ was built by the Johnson Organ Company, Fargo and Moorhead, following three previous Johnson Company pipe organs installed in Jamestown, dating from the 1960s on.