Dr. Jeannine Jordan, Concert Organist

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Blessed to be a blessing

 I was richly blessed by being a worship participant at the Chautauqua Institute’s morning worship services. A participant in six prayerfully designed, carefully crafted, lovingly presented worship services. It was a balm, a joy, and an inspiration, leaving me with the knowledge that God is with me and among us every day. Now that we are home, I realize that the blessing I received from the musicians of Chautauqua must be shared with my congregation and with my students. I was blessed to be a blessing. I pray each of you seek out ways to be blessed so your music and work will be a blessing to your congregations, your friends and your family. 
If you’d like to learn more about Chautauqua, and I encourage you to do so, visit chq.org.

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist, and her husband, David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music , are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.  Subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter for more intriguing and engaging articles – click here  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

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Blessed by the choir’s music at Chautauqua

As a church musician I do not often have the opportunity to worship without being in a leadership role. During our week at the Chautauqua Institution last month I was so blessed to sit in the “pew”, listen to the organ prelude and the choir’s call to worship and anthem, and sing the hymns with a congregation numbering in the thousands. What a blessing it was to worship under the leadership of the musicians of Chautauqua’s daily ecumenical services.

The Chautauqua Choir sang several anthems at each of the six worship services. We learned that it is a 20 hour/week commitment to serve in the choir — a responsibility to enhance each worship service with their music that was not taken lightly by any choir member we met. Their music — a result of the dedication of many people — was so uplifting and such a blessing. Thank you Chautauqua choir!

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Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist, and her husband, David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music , are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.  Subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter for more intriguing and engaging articles – click here  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

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The blessing of the organist of Chautauqua

As a church musician I do not often have the opportunity to worship without being in a leadership role. During our week at the Chautauqua Institution last month I was so blessed to sit in the “pew”, listen to the organ prelude and the choir’s call to worship and anthem, and sing the hymns with a congregation numbering in the thousands. What a blessing it was to worship under the leadership of the musicians of Chautauqua’s daily ecumenical services.

Jared Jacobsen, Organist and Coordinator of Worship and Sacred Music, brought the service to life with his musical leadership. His hymn playing was masterful — immanently singable, creative in registrations, and thrilling in his use of hymn introductions, interludes, and reharmonizations. It was evident that not only careful thought and intelligent preparation had taken place, but that there was a joy in his work. How blessed and inspired I was by his worship leadership. Thank you Jared!

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Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist, and her husband, David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music , are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.  Subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter for more intriguing and engaging articles – click here  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

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Blessed to be a blessing

David and I just returned from an amazing week at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York. Our week was filled with inspirational worship services, profound lectures, superb concerts, creative art, and incredibly interesting people — all in an idyllic 19th-century setting — an American Utopia. Please allow me to share just one of the many ways we were blessed and inspired by our week at this unique place called Chautauqua.

Every day at Chautauqua began with a worship service. The service was traditional in design with a beautifully played organ prelude, a call to worship sung by the choir, a rousing opening hymn sung by the 3,000+ member congregation, responsive readings, prayers, scripture readings, a carefully chosen and wonderfully presented choral anthem, an incomparable sermon, a moving closing hymn, and an incredible organ postlude from the classical or repertoire or one improvised on the final hymn. What a blessing it was to be a member of the Chautauqua congregation for six worship services.

Yes, I was richly blessed by being a worship participant. A participant in six prayerfully designed, carefully crafted, lovingly presented worship services. It was a balm, a joy, and an inspiration, leaving me with the knowledge that God is with me and among us every day.
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Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist, and her husband, David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music , are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes.  Subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter for more intriguing and engaging articles – click here  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

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