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Organist-conductor on stage

By Dave Jones on February 9, 2007 in University

British musician Martin Neary, an artist-in-residence at UC Davis in 1984 and now back for a second stint, will give a free organ recital this month as part of the Noon Concert series, the Department of Music announced. The department also gave details for two other performances by Neary, organist and master of choristers at Winchester Cathedral from 1972 to 1987 and at Westminster Abbey from 1988 to 1998, and noted for championing contemporary church music, as well as for his groundbreaking performances of music by Bach and Purcell.

Neary's concert schedule:

Noon Concert -- Works by J. S. Bach and Buxtehude. 12:05 p.m. Feb. 22, 115 Music Building.

University Chamber Singers -- Neary plans to conduct a program comprising Domenico Scarlatti's Stabat mater, Ralph Vaughan Williams' Valiant-for-Truth, works by 16th-century composer Thomas Tallis and 17th-century composer Henry Purcell, and settings by contemporary British composers Jonathan Harvey and John Tavener. 8 p.m. Feb. 25, Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center.

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, the University Chorus and the Alumni Chorus -- The program lists Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, featuring soloists Bharati Soman, soprano, Kendall Gladen, mezzo-soprano, Sean Panikkar, tenor, and Jeremy Galyon, bass, with D. Kern Holoman conducting; and Neary plans to perform Handel's Organ Concerto in B-flat Major, op. 4, no. 2. 8 p.m. March 11, Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center.

Tickets the Feb. 25 and March 11 concerts are available through the Mondavi Center (530) 754-2787 or (866) 754-2787), or www.mondaviarts.org, and also will be sold at the door.

Media contact(s)

Dave Jones, Dateline, 530-752-6556, dljones@ucdavis.edu

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