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Campbellsville University to feature organist James Sperry Nov. 13

Nov. 6, 2012
For Immediate Release

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – James Sperry, organist at Memorial United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown, Ky., will perform for Campbellsville University’s Noon Organ Recital Series Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 12:20 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

The program will last for 30 minutes, and everyone is invited.

James Sperry
 James Sperry

Sperry will be playing the “Fantaisie in C Major” by César Franck and four Choral Preludes by J.S. Bach, Paul Manz, Michael Burkhardt and Franklin D. Ashdown.

Sperry has had a varied career as church musician and college instructor. He has taught organ, music history and theory at Belleville Area College in Illinois, El Paso Community College and the University of Texas at El Paso.

He was head of arts and humanities at Huron College in South Dakota.

During his teaching career, he has held church music positions as organist and director of music. His other performing instrument is harpsichord, and he has played with early music groups at the University of Texas at El Paso and Las Cruces and was
awarded a performance grant from the South Dakota Arts Council.

Sperry holds degrees from University of California at Santa Barbara, University of Oregon and Washington University, St. Louis. He and his wife, Patsy, are retired and living in Greensburg.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is