Pulling out all the stops: Or­gan­ist James David Christie

Pasatiempo - - RANDOM ACTS - — J.M.K.

James David Christie, a lu­mi­nary of the or­gan loft, is be­com­ing an an­nual vis­i­tor to Santa Fe. This week he re­turns for his sixth sea­son to present a recital on the C.B. Fisk in­stru­ment at First Pres­by­te­rian Church (208 Grant Ave.). He is ap­par­ently a mas­ter not only of the key­board (and ped­al­work) but also of time man­age­ment, since his other cur­rent obli­ga­tions in­clude chair­ing the or­gan depart­ment at Ober­lin Col­lege Con­ser­va­tory of Mu­sic; head­ing the or­gan depart­ment and per­form­ing as col­lege or­gan­ist at Welles­ley Col­lege; ap­pear­ing as Dis­tin­guished Artist in Res­i­dence at the Col­lege of the Holy Cross, in Worces­ter, Mas­sachusetts; be­ing the or­gan­ist of the Bos­ton Sym­phony, a po­si­tion he has held since 1979; and serv­ing as mu­sic di­rec­tor of En­sem­ble Abend­musik, a Bos­ton-based pe­riod-in­stru­ment or­ches­tra and cho­rus that ex­plores Baroque reper­toire. In­deed, his recital here will be de­voted en­tirely to Baroque mu­sic by Michael Prae­to­rius, Jan Pi­eter­szoon Sweel­inck, An­thoni van No­ordt, and two Bachs — Jo­hann Se­bas­tian and his first cousin once re­moved Jo­hann Christoph. The con­cert be­gins at 5:30 p.m. on Fri­day, Jan. 15; do­na­tions are ap­pre­ci­ated. Call 505-982-8544, Ext. 16.

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