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.
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.
62% of today’s audience is visual. To reach them they need “to see” what is happening. From Sea to Shining Sea makes sure every seat in the venue is a front row seat!
Research for the music and stories provides an accurate and informative background, assuring a quality event.
All computers, cameras, lights, and costumes are brought with us for the event making it simple for the presenting association.
What makes From Sea to Shining Sea so different? The concert is performed in a story format, instantly engaging the audience.
To discover more visit www.fromseatoshiningsea.net or contact Dr. Jeannine Jordan at email@example.com