March 11, 2011
For Immediate Release
By Tawny Vilchis, student news writer
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. M. Wesley Roberts, professor of music at Campbellsville University, will present a faculty organ recital on Tuesday, March 22, at 8 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel, located at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.
The recital is free and open to the public.
The program is devoted to composer anniversaries, commencing with the “Grand Triumphal Chorus” by Alexandre Guilmant, and continuing with the choral partita “From Heaven Above to Earth I Come” by J. S. Bach, the “Suspended Garden” by Jehan Alain, and finishing with the monumental “Ad Nos, Ad Salutarum Undam” by Franz Liszt.
Roberts is scheduled to present this program three times in Southern California over spring break beginning at St. Francis de Sales Church in Sherman Oaks and continuing at Holy Family Church in South Pasadena and at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles.
Roberts has been a member of CU’s faculty since 1982. He instructs courses in piano, organ, and musicology.
Roberts has served as president of three professional organizations, including the Kentucky Music Teachers Association, which awarded him with the 2005 Distinguished Service Award.
For nearly a decade each, he has served as organist at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Louisville and First Baptist Church in Somerset and has served as a visiting professor at the French Piano Institute in Paris.
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with over 3,000 students offering 63 undergraduate programs, 17 master’s degrees and five postgraduate areas. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.