This information was provided by Janice Robison, Organist, First Presbyterian Church, Athens, Ohio
“From Sea to Shining Sea” is an organ and media concert, presented by Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist, and David Jordan, media artist, that takes the audience on a narrated musical and visual historical journey through the first 200 years (1700-1900) of the organ in the colonies and the United States. Historical images and live camera feeds of the organist’s feet and hands as the music is performed will be projected on a large screen.
This program is designed for all ages and should appeal to musicians and music-lovers, as well as historians and educators. It presents intriguing history in an entertaining educational manner from the perspective of musicians, their instruments and their music. Stories of duels fought by organists and positions thus being declared vacant, travel by oxcart to deliver organs to cities in the wilderness, and young women organists being the musical stars of their world, serve to create vivid pictures of the organists of the era. Images help place the listener in cities, churches, and homes, and the music played brings the listener closer to the artistic life of the colonies and fledgling United States. More information about this program can be found at the website fromseatoshiningsea.net.