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CU to present Elizabethtown organist in concert Sept. 18

                                                                                                                                                        Aug. 27, 2012
For Immediate Release

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Kevin Faulkner of Elizabethtown, Ky., will be the first performer in Campbellsville University’s Fifth Annual Noon Organ Recital Series Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 12:20 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

As in previous years, each program will last for 30 minutes and will feature organists from throughout Kentucky.

Kevin Faulkner
 Kevin Faulkner

Faulkner is the director of music at St. James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown, where he oversees the music program and is the principal organist and choirmaster.

In addition, Faulkner serves on the executive committee of the Louisville AGO chapter.

Faulkner’s teachers include Jim Cook, Ann Labounsky and Wilma Jensen. He has played recitals in Canada and the United States and participated in a masterclass of Marie-Madeline Durufle. He has a special interest in the music of the Ste. Clotilde tradition in Paris, France, and is researching materials for a book on the organist-composer Charles Tournemire.

Other recitals will be performed by: Oct. 9 – John Deaver, minister of music and organist with Trinity Episcopal Church in Covington, Ky.; Nov. 13 – James Sperry, organist, Memorial United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown, Ky.;

Feb. 19, 2013 – David K. Lamb, director of music and organist with First United Methodist Church in Columbus, Ind.; March 19, 2013 – Clif Cason, director of music and organist with Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Ky.; and April 16, 2013 – Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music at CU.

There will be three evening organ recitals for the 2012-2013 academic year including: Sam Porter on Sept. 26 at 5 p.m.; Gail Archer (sponsored by the Central Kentucky Arts Series) at 7:30 p.m. and Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music, on Feb. 21, 2013 at 8 p.m.

Recitals are played on the 1894 Farrand and Votey Pipe Organ enlarged and rebuilt by Moller, Pilcher and Milnar Organ Companies. It has three manuals, pedalboard and 51 ranks.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is