Dr. Jeannine Jordan, Concert Organist

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We are thankful for…

  1. Music
  2. You who like good music
  3. You who like great music
  4. You who volunteer your time to sing
  5. You who volunteer your time to help musical events succeed
  6. You who play and engage in music
  7. You who encourage others in music
  8. You who make up our exciting and excited audiences
  9. You who sponsored and hosted our concerts
  10. You hosts that made the concert experience great for everyone
  11. You who attended one of our concerts last year
  12. You who will be attending one of our concerts this year
  13. You who engage in our concerts from the music and images you experience
  14. You who read our newsletters and respond
  15. You who read our newsletters and don’t respond but keep opening them
  16. You who build these magnificent instruments
  17. You who keep these magnificent instruments working and in tune
  18. You music directors who know that great music doesn’t exist on its own but takes people that are willing to step out and keep “preaching to the choir”
  19. You patrons who help keep art going for generations to come.

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist and 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.  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

The Old Year has passed away

  The old year now has passed away;                                
We thank you, O our God, today
That you have kept us through the year
When danger and distress were near.

We pray you, O eternal Son,
Who with the Father reigns as one,
To guard and rule your Christendom
Through all the ages yet to come.

Take not your saving Word away,
Which lights and cheers our sols each day.
Abide with us and keep us free
From error and hypocrisy.

Oh, help us to forsake all sin,
A new and holier life begin!
Forgive the old year’s sins, and bless
The new year with true happiness,

Wherein as Christmas we may live
Or die in peace that you can give,
To rise again when you will come
And enter your eternal home.

There shall we thank you and adore
With all the angels evermore.
Lord Jesus Christ, increase our faith
To praise your name through life and death.

Johann Steurlein (1546-1613).  First published in Sieben und Zwantzigk newe geistliche Gesenge in 1588 in Erfurt, Germany.
Translated by Catherine Winkworth and published in the Chorale Books for England in 1863.
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Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist and 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.  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

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Yes, she loves being an organist

This even took me by surprise. I asked Jeannine;

If you had it all to do over again would you do the same thing, become an organist?

Within a nanosecond she said “Oh absolutely, I wouldn’t change a thing. My music has taken me to great places where I met incredible people and experienced things I never would have in other occupations. I love my life and work.”

Experiencing dramatic and diverse people, encountering unbelievable obstacles, and getting through those barriers is rather like the stories that we tell in our story-driven dramatic organ and multimedia concert experiences.

Our concerts take a plethora of skills, much time, much practice, much correction, much effort to create, and much work to contact the right people to host a performance. The creations themselves are outside-the-box and even though people love them when they attend one, they have no idea what to expect because they’ve never seen a concert like ours before. Performing, narrating, acting, drawing, video-making, getting corrected and directed. It all adds up to what we are doing, and it is my joy to be a part of the creation and performance of our concerts with my incredible husband, David.

She really did say all those things. I think she must be pretty sure she’s happy with her life as an organist. And I’m glad.

To all of our newsletter readers — thanks for being part of our community and supporting us outside-the-box. 

Thanks, David

PS: The stories of Jeannine’s Hooky Precision Ice Skating Club, her past life with goats, peacocks, and ducks, the weeks spent in primary research in church attics and museums up and down the East coast, and her piloting a 50’ long narrow boat up and down the Oxford canal will have to wait for another time. 

Bad Belzig Organ 2

Alexander Schuke organ of 1906

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist and 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.  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

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Let’s build an organ

ORGELKIDS REVIEW
Orgelkids makes the King of Instruments accessible.  What is accessible is then knowable and lovable.

On Tuesday, November 20th, the Parish Hall of St. Bede was filled with people of every age, discovering the amazing intricacies of a tracker pipe organ – not by looking at one or attending a lecture or reading about a tracker pipe organ – but by building an exquisite miniature playable pipe organ.

Orgelkids partsWe took these parts – over 100 of them – and built a pipe organ.

Not one time – but three times that day!

Orgelkids entices the public to engage with the King of Instruments by empowering them to build a working pipe organ.

Orgelkids day - multigenerational at the organ

 

Our first “build” was for and by adults.  22 adults from the Portland metro area, South Beach and Pacific City, Oregon and as far away as Salina, Kansas joined David and me, my student helpers St. Bede assistant Linda Jackson, to build the organ.  Everyone was captivated and enthralled with the process and the sound of this amazing pipe organ.

Let the build begin!

Orgelkids day -marlene jeannine marie

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist and 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.  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

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