Dr. Jeannine Jordan, Concert Organist

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Mark Your Calendar for September 5, ’09 and Join Us At the Beach

Plan to spend Labor Day Weekend at the beach – that is the Oregon Beach – and include a performance of From Sea to Shining Sea in your plans.  The Nestucca Valley Presbyterian Church hosts our patriotic performance on Saturday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m. in their beautiful new sanctuary.  So, take a walk on the lovely beach of the Pacific ocean and end your day with the music and visuals of the first two- hundred years of the organ in the colonies and United States.

From Sea to Shining Sea

Our From Sea to Shining Sea organ and media experience is summarized beautifully in the words to the patriotic song, ‘America the Beautiful,’  written by Katharine Lee Bates in 1893.

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

Katherine Lee Bates wrote the song following an inspirational visit to Pikes Peak, Colorado, USA, which she later described thus:

“One day some of the other teachers and I decided to go on a trip to 14,000-foot Pikes Peak. We hired a prairie wagon. Near the top we had to leave the wagon and go the rest of the way on mules. I was very tired. But when I saw the view, I felt great joy. All the wonder of America seemed displayed there, with the sea-like expanse.”

Join us on September 5, 2009 – 7 p.m. at the Nestucca Valley Presbyterian Church for a glorious celebration of the music of early America from sea to shining sea.

From Sea to Shining Sea returns to the West Coast

From Sea to Shining Sea returns to the West Coast on September 5th with a grand celebration of summer and Labor Day.  We will be performing close to home in Pacific City, Oregon in the new sanctuary of the Nestucca Valley Presbyterian Church on their new 3-manual Rodgers organ.

What makes this concert experience especially wonderful is that all proceeds from the concert will go to support local Habitat for Humanity and Food Bank projects.  So, plan to spend Saturday evening, September 5th with us to support these important charities, celebrate and honor the work-force of America and enjoy some glorious patriotic American music, anecdotes and images.

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