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Boston Symphony Orchestra Musicians to Perform at Holy Cross

October 5th, 2011 by 

James David Christie, Distinguished Artist in Residence and College of the Holy Cross Organist, will perform with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra: Robert Sheena, oboe and English Horn, and Cynthia Meyers, flute, on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel. The concert, which is part of the 2011-12 Holy Cross Chapel Artists Series, is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.

A diverse program of baroque and 20th-century works, the concert will include the works of Georg Böhm, J. S. Bach, Jacques Berthier, Flor Peeters, Charles Callahan, Marguerite Rosegens and Jehan Alain.

Sheena has served as principal English horn player for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops Orchestra since 1994. He has premiered many new works for English horn and has been a soloist with several American orchestras. Meyers joined the Boston Symphony as a piccolo in 2006.  Previous positions included principal flute of the Omaha Symphony and principal piccolo of the Houston Symphony. 

In addition to his appointment at Holy Cross, Christie serves as an organist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and has served on more international organ competition juries than any American organist. Christie has toured the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia giving concerts, master classes and seminars at major music festivals. He has recorded for 12 different labels and is heard regularly on radio broadcasts in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Future performances of the 2011-12 Chapel Artists Series include:

• Sunday, Nov. 6 – Jean Ferrard, organist
• Sunday, Jan. 29 – Neil Cockburn, organist
• Sunday, Feb. 26 – John Grew, organist
• Sunday, April 29 – Philippe Lefebvre, organist

For more information about any of the performances in the Chapel Artists Series, please call the music department at (508) 793-2296, or visit the department’s website.

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