Kola Owolabi and Professional Chamber Orchestra
Friday, September 17, 2021 at 7 pm
Episcopal Church of the Epiphany – Admission Free
The repertoire for the inaugural concert of our series includes Handel Organ Concerts in Bb Major and D Minor. Prof. Owolabi’s piece for Music of Hope is “Anguished American Easter” by Thomas Kerr, written in response to the assassination of MLK Jr.
About Prof. Owolabi
Kola Owolabi is Professor of Organ at the University of Notre Dame. There he teaches the graduate organ performance majors in the sacred music program, as well as courses in hymn playing and improvisation. He previously held faculty appointments at the University of Michigan from 2014 to 2020, and at Syracuse University from 2006 to 2014. Dr. Owolabi has had an active career as a solo recitalist, including performances at St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York, St. James Episcopal Church in Los Angeles, The Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY, St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Toronto, Cornell University, Pacific Lutheran University and The University of Notre Dame. International venues include Klosterneuburg Abbey, Austria, Église du Bouclier in Strasbourg, France, and the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica. He holds degrees in organ performance and choral conducting from McGill University, Montreal, Yale University, and the Eastman School of Music.
2-manual Noack tracker, well-tempered (1983)
You won’t want to miss this concert!
Episcopal Church of the Epiphany
9600 S. Gessner
Houston, TX 77071