“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
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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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Jeannine and David Jordan had the privilege of presenting their organ and multi-media concert experience, From Sea to Shining Sea, to a variety of audiences in Des Peres (St. Louis), Missouri, Moorestown, New Jersey and Akron and Athens, Ohio.
Invited for a return concert engagement following audience-winning performances of the organ and multi-media concert, Bach and Sons, the Jordans returned with From Sea to Shining Sea to the Music at St. Paul’s Concert Series at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Des Peres, Missouri and to the First United Methodist Church of Moorestown, New Jersey. The Moorsetown concert was sponsored by an anonymous donor and the Southwest New Jersey AGO Chapter.
This spring, Ohio saw two performances of From Sea to Shining Sea. The Akron Chapter of the AGO and The Parish Arts Series of Fairlawn Lutheran Church in Akron Ohio, were co-sponsors of the program in April. In June, a performance on the Organ Recital Series at The First Presbyterian Church of Athens was presented in celebration of Janice Robison’s 45th anniversary as organist of the church. This well-attended concert included fifty high school students. These students were a part of the University of Ohio Summer Band Camp. For many, this was their first time experiencing a pipe organ. What a thrill it was to share the organ with these young musicians.
Following each of these concerts, it was the desire of the hosting organizations to include a second or third performance of the Jordan’s unique live organ and multi-media concerts in an upcoming season. Visit www.bachandsons.com, www.fromseatoshiningsea.net or www.aroundtheworldin80minutes.org to discover why you’ll want to bring one of these unique concert experiences to your sophisticated audience in the coming season. To schedule a performance of Bach and Sons, From Sea to Shining Sea or the Jordan’s newest organ and multi-media concert experience, Around the World in 80 Minutes, contact Dr. Jeannine Jordan at 541-905-0108 or email@example.com.
As coordinator of our Parish Arts concert series, I am pleased to report “From Sea to Shining Sea” was one of the best-received programs ever presented in our eighteen-year history; it was entertaining, educational, fascinating and inspiring. At its conclusion, the audience eagerly gave the Jordan’s a rousing, standing ovation. Jeannine, appearing on the gigantic screen positioned at the front of the sanctuary, told of the organ’s arrival from Europe and its expansion across the USA; it was clear, enthusiastic and at times, humorous. Everyone’s attention, without exception, was totally focused on her story. Her facility at the keyboard and pedals was flawless; her musical choices – marvelous; and her registrations – superb. She utilized every stop of the Holtkamp pipe organ, effectively demonstrating its versatility and power. David’s creative use of numerous cameras to project Jeannine’s hands and feet as she played, was perfectly coordinated with the music; the projections were extremely clever, alternating shots of the organ keyboards with pictures highlighting the pipe organ’s history in a new and developing country. One can only look forward with enthusiasm to the Jordan’s upcoming production of “Around the World in 80 Minutes.” Those who enjoyed this program won’t want to miss the next one.
Gary J. Pinter, Director of Music and Coordinator of the Parish Arts concert series, Fairlawn Lutheran Church, Akron, Ohio.
Dr. Jeannine Jordan, concert organist and narrator, with David Jordan, media artist, are the creators and performers of three live organ and multi-media performances — From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.