Music at North Church — July 14 & 15, 2018

Newly completed installation of custom made Schlicker chamber organ in North Church, July 11, 2018 with James David Christie, organist for the Boston Symphony, and other members of Ensemble Abendmusik rehearsing on July 11, 2018.

Music at North Church — July 14 & 15, 2018:

An early music festival consisting of two early music performances was held the weekend of July 14 and 15, 2018 at TIMA’s acclaimed historic 1819 North Church building. The main space with its 23 foot high ceiling is known for its exceptional acoustics (considered the best in the region) in a very historic setting. The performances included a custom made Schlicker chamber organ that was installed in the building in June, 2018 in a recently built specially constructed space at the rear of building. Here is a vastly sped up video that shows the process of installing the organ from start to finish: Schlicker Organ Installation Video. A new larger performance platform has been constructed in front of where the organ is housed. An evening early music performance by Ensemble Abendmusik was held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 beginning at 7 pm and featured eight performers including James David Christie, organist for the Boston Symphony as organist, a baroque trumpet, a soprano vocalist and five string instrumentalists. An afternoon solo organ recital by James David Christie was held beginning at 3 pm on Sunday, July 15, 2018. Performers for the two concerts were in residence for the week before to rehearse for the concerts.

Tickets: $15 per person for each concert. Advance purchase strongly encouraged. Limited seating. Tickets available at the Tides Institute during gallery hours (Tues-Sun, 10-4 pm; 43 Water Street, Eastport, Maine), through our online store (­ or via credit card over the phone (207.853.4047).

Round Trip Ferry Service available for $15 from Lubec, Maine for the Saturday July 14, 2018 performance. Ferry departs Lubec at 5 pm, returns to Lubec immediately following concert. Contact the Tides Institute (207.853.4047) in Eastport to reserve a seat on the ferry.


Saturday, July 14, 2018, 7 pm

James David Christie (Organist and Director)
Teresa Wakim (Soprano)
Guiomar Turgeon (Violin I),
Laura Papandrea (Violin II)
Anne Black (Viola)
Sarah Freiberg Ellison (Violoncello)
Andrew Arceci (Violone)
Joshua Cohen (Baroque Trumpet)

Praeludium in D Minor for Organ, Bux 140 Dieterich Buxtehude
(ca. 1637-1707)
James David Christie, organist
O Gottes Stadt, BuxWV 87 D. Buxtehude
Teresa Wakim, soprano, and Ensemble Abendmusik
Concerto in F Major, Op. 4, No 4 George Frideric Handel
I. Allegro (1685-1769)
II. Andante
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
James David Christie organist, and Ensemble Abendmusik
Salve Regina, HWV 241 G. F. Handel
I. Salve Regina
II. Ad te clamamus
III. Eia ergo, advocate nostra
IV. O Clemens
Teresa Wakim, soprano, and Ensemble Abendmusik


Concerto in F Major, Hob. XVIII:7 Joseph Haydn
I. Moderato (1732-1809)
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
James David Christie organist, and Ensemble Abendmusik
Jauchzet Gott, in allen Landen, BWV 51 Johann Sebastian Bach
I. Aria: Jauchzet Gott, in allen Landen (1685-1750)
II. Recitativo: Wir beten zu dem Tempel an
III. Aria: Höchster, mache deine Güte ferner alle Morgen neu
IV. Choral: Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren
Teresa Wakim, soprano, and Ensemble Abendmusik


Sunday, July 15, 2018, 3 pm

Praeludium in D Minor Georg Böhm
Ciaccona (1664) Bernardo Storace
(fl. mid-17th century)

Consonanze stravaganti Giovanni de Macque
(ca. 1548-1614)
Rondò (1787) Giuseppe Gherardeschi
Partite diverse sopra: Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig (BWV 768) Johann Sebastian Bach
(chorale and 11 variations)


Concerto in D Major, RV 93 Antonio Vivaldi
(transcription: J. D. Christie, 1996) (1678-1748)
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
Ciaconna in B-flat Major (22 variations) Johann Bernhard Bach
Chorale Prelude: Zeuch ein zu deinen Toren Johann Ludwig Krebs
Chorale Prelude: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott Friedrich Christian Mohrheim
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (BWV 565) attributed to J. S. Bach



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