Alan Wingard, keyboard artist and composer, will perform a Seasonal Concert to introduce the holidays on the 1874 William A. Johnson and Son pipe organ in the Stone Church, 283 Main Street, Gilbertville, on Sunday, November 12 at 3:00 pm.
Among other works, the concert will include music of Buxtehude, Couperin, Satie, and Sondheim, and Mr. Wingard’s composition Pavane for the Healing of the Earth. A reception with refreshments follows. Tickets are $20.00. Students and those under 18 will be admitted for free.
Alan Wingard has led a colorful life centered around music. Carnegie Mellon University awarded him a BFA in Organ Performance, and the University of Connecticut gave him an MA in composition and Music Literature. As his Master’s thesis, he composed incidental music to Molière’s A Doctor in Spite of Himself. His later compositions encompass incidental music, notably wind quintet scores for Shakespeare’s Hamlet and The Tempest. Mr. Wingard has given concerts throughout Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North and South Carolina, and Florida. Slightly farther afield have been performances in New Brunswick, in Fredericton and on Prince Edward Island, and in Scotland at the Cathedral of St. Mary the Virgin, Edinburgh. He has presented piano programs in Houston and elsewhere, complementing them with harpsichord concerts for the Edinburgh Society of Musicians and schools around the Scottish capital. Mr. Wingard lives in Appleton, Maine with his wife Linda.
FOSC was co-founded by Mr. Boothman to preserve and share the 1872 Victorian Gothic landmark building, which was designed by architect Elbridge Boyden and is part of Gilbertville’s National Register listing. We’re now working to match our second $50,000 grant from the Massachusetts Historical Commission, this one to stabilize the 135-foot stone steeple.