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Sperry to perform fourth Noon Organ Recital at Campbellsville University Sept. 10

Sperry to perform fourth Noon Organ Recital at Campbellsville University Sept. 10 2
Dr. James Sperry. Sperry will return to CU to perform during the Sept. 10 Organ Recital in Ransdell Chapel at 12:20 p.m.

By Joan C. McKinney, director, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. James Sperry will be returning to play another Noon Organ Recital (his fourth) on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 12:20 p.m. in Ransdell Chapel.

He will be performing works by J. S. Bach, Franklin Ashdown and Charles-Marie Widor.

Sperry is retired and lives in Greensburg, Ky.

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 University of Texas at El Paso and was head of Arts and Humanities at Huron College in South Dakota.

During his teaching career, he held church music positions as organist and director of music, and after moving to Kentucky he has served as organist for churches in Elizabethtown, Greensburg and Glasgow.

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. His wife, Patsy, is also retired.

All series begin at 12:20 p.m. and run to 12:50 p.m. in time for those attending to have lunch and return to work. The recitals are free and open to the public.

The Ransdell Chapel organ is an 1894 Farrand and Votey Organ enlarged to 51 ranks by Moeller, Pilcher and Milnar Organ Companies.

For more information, contact Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music, at mwroberts@campbellsville.edu or (270) 789-5287.

Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 12,000 students offering over 100 programs of study including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs. The university has Kentucky based off-campus centers in Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset, Hodgenville and Liberty with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville. Out-of-state centers include two in California at Los Angeles and Lathrop, located in the San Francisco Bay region.  The website for complete information is www.campbellsville.edu.

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.