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First Sunday Organ Brevis Concert: "What's a tizathee? or José can you see?"

These approximately 30-minute long informal concerts, showcasing Messiah's magnificent Casavant organ, will be presented on the first Sunday of the month over the summer following the late service. Each program will open with the singing of a hymn giving the theme on which the concert is based.

Hymn: 717: My country, 'tis of thee (America)

Variations on America................. Charles Edward Ives (1874-1954)

Variations on The Start Spangled Banner, John Knowles Paine (1839-1906)

Nocturne............................................ Daniel E. Gawthrop (b. 1949)

The Liberty Bell................................John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)