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[February 26, 2009]-First,
the Lincoln First Presbyterian church will introduce to the public
its recently rebuilt Gratian Classical Pipe Organ. Second, at the
controls of the Gratian Organ will be acclaimed virtuoso Nichol
DelGiorno, playing her first performance in Lincoln, Illinois.
DelGiorno will offer a special concert designed to demonstrate the
capacities of the newly rebuilt organ.
A product of the Haarlem Organ Academy in the Netherlands, DelGiorno
is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the
University of Illinois. She has played before audiences in several
states and currently serves as the sub-dean for the Springfield
chapter of the American Guild of Organists. DelGiorno advises the
Springfield Symphony orchestra and has studied with fabled organ
master Rudolf Zuiderveld. She is college organist at MacMurray
College and also serves as Director of Liturgy at the Cathedral of
the Immaculate Conception in Springfield.
The concert is completely free to the public and begins at 7:00 p.m.
on Thursday, March 12 at the First Presbyterian Church, 301 Pekin
Street in Lincoln, IL.
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