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Organ Recital

We are pleased to present an organ recital by Dr. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman on Sunday, March 3 at 3:00 PM.

Dr. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman, is currently a Professor of Music at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania, where she teaches organ, piano, class piano, and church music courses. Her students have received top honors in numerous competitions.

Dr. Moorman-Stahlman is a frequent recitalist as both an organist and pianist.  She has been featured in American Guild of Organists Regional Conventions and performed in numerous churches and colleges across the country.  Recent organ recitals include organ recitals at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Iowa City, United Methodist Church in Columbia, MO, California Lutheran University, Central Synagogue International Series in New York City, Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, University of Arizona, Tucson, RLDS Temple in Kansas City, Christ the King Cathedral in Atlanta, and for the Region III and VI AGO Convention.  She has also been a featured artist at major venues in Washington D.C., New York City and Philadelphia receiving outstanding reviews such as “knock out performance” (Philadelphia Inquirer), “player of technical command” (Kansas City Star), and “transcendent musical experience” (pip-org-I).  This summer, she spent six weeks performing solo piano and organ recitals throughout Brazil and performed Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto n2 and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto n3 with orchestras in Mogi das Cruzes, Rio de Janeiro and Porto Velho.  She has also performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Maine Pro Musical Orchestra in Rockport, Maine, Mozart’s D Minor Piano Concerto with the National Symphonic Orchestra in Paraguay, Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Hershey Orchestra, Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Central Pennsylvania Orchestra, Beethoven’s Concerto No.1 with the Pine Street Chamber Orchestra in Harrisburg, and numerous solo piano recitals in both United States and in Brazil.   She has also given many workshops and masterclasses for conventions, colleges, and churches.

Dr. Moorman-Stahlman, the creator and director of Lebanon Valley College’s recent cultural exchange program with Brazil, has hosted three cultural exchange programs for Brazilian students at LVC and led three LVC student trips to Brazil.   

Dr. Moorman-Stahlman holds degrees of Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, and the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Iowa. She has studied organ with Delbert Disselhorst, Delores Bruch, John Ditto, and Harald Vogel and piano with Ruth Slenczynska (the last living pupil of Rachmaninoff), Santiago Rodriquez, and John Mclntyre.

Shelly is represented by Concert Artist Cooperative.

This is the second in a series of three recitals celebrating the rebuilding of our pipe organ this past summer. The recital is free and open to the public. A free will offering will be accepted. The recital series is made possible by the Wallace Organ and Tyson Funds.

A reception will follow in the church parlor. We hope to see you there!

Organ Rededication and Concert Series

Organ console after renovation

Over the summer, our organ was completely rebuilt by Austin Organs of Hartford, Connecticut. To celebrate the completion of this project, we have planned several special events during the 2018-2019 program year.

On All Saints’ Sunday, November 4, we formally rededicated the organ. That morning, we had a special worship service with festive music and an order of dedication. Later that same day, Dr. Edward Allan Moore of East Liberty Presbyterian Church presented the dedicatory recital. Afterward, we had a reception in the parlor. At the reception, we had a variety of displays showing the work that was done on the organ, including pieces of the old action.

In addition, we have established a recital series for the program year. This series will include a total of three recitals, including the dedicatory recital mentioned above. The recitalists and dates for recitals two and three are currently being determined. Further information will be made available in the coming months. These recitals will continue our celebration of the organ’s complete restoration and will serve as an opportunity to welcome people to our church. These recitals are made possible by the Tyson Fund.

If you have any questions about the organ project or the recital series, please contact or Pastor Hancock.

Posted by Glenshaw Presbyterian Church on Sunday, May 6, 2018