Thursday, April 21, 2011

SMU student organ recital, hymn-sing planned for April 29

WINONA, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University organ students will present a recital and hymn-sing — free and open to the public — from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29, at Faith Lutheran Church, 1717 West Service Dr.

SMU students Gregory Bim-Merle, Jacob Carlson, Michelle Quinn and Nathan Maskal, along with their instructor A. Eric Heukeshoven, will perform selected works by Johannes Brahms, Flor Peeters and Ralph Vaughan Williams, as well as traditional hymn tunes. The recital will also include a new arrangement of Samual Scheidt’s “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland” featuring additional SMU students on brass and percussion. The arrangement, by Heukeshoven, was premiered at the recent SMU Founder’s Day convocation.

For more information, contact Heukeshoven at (507) 457-7292 or e-mail