“Outstanding concert this evening at First United Methodist Church in Moorestown, NJ. We were very impressed with the entire From Sea to Shining Sea presentation — the visual shots of still pictures, camera angles, narration, musical (and other) history of the Colonial Period of the U.S. up to the present time. What an excellent educational/musical presentation of a quick and concise history of the organ in the U.S. Thank you so much. We look forward to your next presentation when it’s completed- Around the World in 80 Minutes. Bruce Smith, Moorestown, NJ
Category Archives: Early American Pipe Organs
The First Presbyterian Church of New Bern, North Carolina is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. Dr. Jeannine and David Jordan have been invited to present their organ and multi-media concert experience, From Sea to Shining Sea as part of the year-long celebration.
The Jordans share the fascinating story how the organ developed in America. Through the voices of organists past, the thrilling performance of their organ music, and the lens of the camera that takes us not only back to 1703 but also in real time to see the magic of creating the music you’ll come to know and love, “From Sea to Shining Sea” celebrates America, its music, and its musicians!
Join us on Thursday, May 11 at 8:00 p.m. for this live audience-engaging performance at First Presbyterian Church, 400 New Street, New Bern, North Carolina.
Dr. Jeannine Jordan, concert organist with her husband David, media artist, are the creators and performers of Bach and Sons, From Sea to Shining Sea, and Around the World in 80 Minutes — live organ concerts with multi-media. Contact Dr. Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a concert in your area.
The Organ Music of Early America
Dr. Jeannine Jordan, Organist
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Amore Concert Series
First United Methodist Church
Dr. Jeannine Jordan, concert organist, and David Jordan, media artist, are the creators and performers of three organ and multi-media concert experiences, Around the World in 80 Minutes, Bach and Sons, and From Sea to Shining Sea. Contact Dr. Jordan at email@example.com for information.
We had a grand time sharing our organ and multi-media concert experience, From Sea to Shining Sea, the story of the organ coming to America, on Sunday, November 13th at 3:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Smith, Arkansas. We were privileged to be a part of the Mary McDonald Organ Series, celebrating the work and dedication of this fine musician. Barry Law, Director of Music, was a most welcoming host, the organ was well-suited to the music of America, and the audience was enthusiastic and enjoyed the history of America!
Sunday evening, February 28th, we had the joy and privilege of presenting From Sea to Shining Sea at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Des Peres, Missouri as part of the Music at St. Paul’s concert series. The concert was the first played on the expanded Martin Ott pipe organ.
speaks with regal richness and clarity.
The music of From Sea to Shining Sea sparkled with a myriad of colorful sounds. Blithely Breezing Along, composed by Stephen Paulus in 2008, showcased sounds from the smallest and most dainty 4′ flute to the power of the Trumpet en chamade. Cornet combinations, reeds, foundation sounds, and the massive yet perfectly cohesive full organ sound completed the soundscape of the piece.
The two programmatic pieces, the Battle of Trenton by James Hewitt and The Thunderstorm by Thomas Philander Ryder were brought to life by the wide color palette of this wonderful instrument. Concluding the concert with the Concert Variations on The Star Spangled Banner by Dudley Buck showed the glory of this marvelous Ott organ to the large and appreciative audience.
Dr. Jeannine Jordan, concert organist, with her husband David Jordan, media artist, are the creators and performers of the audience-engaging concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Contact Dr. Jordan to host one of these exciting shows in your community at firstname.lastname@example.org.