The UPEI Recital Series continues on Sunday, March 8th at 2:30 pm with “Prelude to Spring for Organ and Brass” at Trinity United Church, Prince Street, Charlottetown.
Organist Ruth Ann Read-Clay’s solo work for this afternoon concert will include the Fantasie in G by J.S. Bach, Prelude by Pierne and works by Canadian composers Healey Willan and Mark Sirrett. The works for organ and brass, arranged by Dan St. Amand and Laura MacLeod, will include works by J.S. Bach, Handel, Charpentier, Albinoni and Jeremiah Clarke.
Ruth Ann Read-Clay studied organ with Dr. Alan Reesor and with Dr. John McIntosh (UWO) and is a graduate of the UPEI Music Department. She pursued further studies in piano accompanying and chamber music at Acadia University and the University of Brandon. Ruth Ann has held positions as Music Director of churches in Fredericton, N.B., Brandon, Manitoba and in Charlottetown. She is an experienced accompanist and founder/conductor of The Amabile Singers, a Charlottetown based chamber choir.
Dan St. Amand holds degrees in music and education from UPEI. He has been principal trumpet with the PEISO since 1974, and performs regularly with the UPEI Wind...