Dr. Jeannine Jordan, Concert Organist

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Around the World in 80 Minutes coming to a city near you

In February 2020 David and I will be traveling to the Mid-West and California to present our audience-engaging organ and multi-media concert experience, Around the World in 80 Minutes.

Join us in Des Peres, Missouri at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Sunday, February 9th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. when we present our concert as part of the St. Paul’s Music Series. This will be our fourth concert on this august series. On the 10th, we’ll present a short version of the show for the young people of the St. Paul’s Lutheran School. An Orgelkids Workshop is also planned as part of this exciting weekend at St. Paul’s.

On Sunday, February 16th, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. you’ll find us at Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, Kansas presenting our concert as part of the 2020 programming of the Kansas City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

The next weekend we will return for a second concert visit to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Orange, California. Join us on Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. for another lively concert experience.

See you soon!

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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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Orgelkids at Peace Village, Forest Grove, Oregon

We started with 124 individual pieces!

And soon, the participants of the Forest Grove, Oregon Peace Village had constructed a playable miniature pipe organ. The project was facilitated by Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist and David Jordan.

16 middle school and high school students (with a few adult observers) had a grand time constructing the case, the wind system, the keyboard, the tracker mechanism, and the pipe layout for this magnificent pipe organ.

Following “the build,” Sarah Gheorghita, organ student of Dr. Jeannine Jordan, performed several pieces on the church’s pipe organ. Students were also taken on an organ crawl through the chambers of the large pipe organ.

Peace Village teaches skills in conflict resolution, empathy, creating inner-peace, connecting with the natural world and collaborative leadership through engagement in fun daily activities. The program centers its activities on music, art, nature, mindfulness, non-competitive play and the exploration of media.

Special activities that will be part of this year’s Peace Village camp include a field trip to Stub Stewart State Park, a cooperative activity in building and playing an organ, harvesting, preparing, cooking and eating food with Nana Cardoon; and a service project for West Tuality Habitat for Humanity.

The Peace Village program focuses on four pillars designed to create better community-minded youth: mindfulness (a focus on self), media literacy (focusing on how media impacts us), connection to nature (a focus on how to live in harmony with nature) and conflict resolution (a focus on how to address and resolve conflict).

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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

Will you start a concert series?

Excerpted from the Guest Artist Interview of the October 2018 Pro-Motion Music e-newsletter.

Jeannine: For those who may want to start a concert series at their church, what advice would you give?

Mr. Largent: If you have an instrument that has a beautiful sound and you feel it should be shared….do it!  Be sure you have enough energy…it takes a lot of energy to host a concert.  You will need to be the main host for your artists.  Don’t assume that at the door donations or free will offerings will cover the costs of the program. You have to believe in the art form enough to ask people to support it financially.  In general, if it is free, people will feel it is not of value.  Make sure the leadership of your church is behind a series and will attend the concerts.  We’ve kept ours on Friday evenings because Friday and Saturday is when art events happen.  Saturday night doesn’t work for a church because you have to get everything ready for Sunday worship…..and who will clean the bathrooms and Sanctuary after a concert?  If you are going to do a reception after the concert make sure you have a committee of people to love to entertain in charge…..that is a special gift.  The rewards in hosting concerts are greater than the negatives.  You will demonstrate that your church values the community outside of the building.  People will come into the church for a concert that might not come to worship. It is a door opening opportunity for your congregation to become welcoming neighbors.

Jeannine:  Thank you for sharing your insights into creating and running a incredibly successful concert series.  May you be blessed in your retirement with new challenges and ever more glorious music.
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Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist and David Jordan, media artist are the creators and performers of the organ and multi-media concert experiences, Bach and Sons, From Sea to Shining Sea and Around the World in 80 Minutes.  Contact the Jordans at david@promotionmusic.org to schedule a performance in your community.

A Concert Series to Celebrate God’s Gift of the Arts

Excerpted from the Guest Artist Interview of the October 2018 Pro-Motion Music e-newsletter.

Jeannine: At the time of the dedication of this glorious instrument, a concert series was begun to celebrate God’s Gift of the Arts.  Who were the first performers?  What were your plans for the series at that time?

Mr. Largent: Saginaw has always had a vibrant “arts” scene and we felt a self- sustaining concert series was possible.  The dedication year consisted of four recitals: Dr. Marilyn Mason (University Organist, The University of Michigan), Anna M. Leppert-Largent (Assistant Director of Music Ministries), Dr. Robert Rayfield  (Professor of Organ Indiana University – Anna’s professor), Gregory H. Largent (Director of Music Ministries).  We formed a steering committee to oversee the running of the series.  Anna and I would suggest a field of artists for the committee and they would select the final artists.  We wanted to present artists that had a balance of International, National, and Region artists.  Initially it was organists, but when we added the 9-foot Steinway Grand Piano we were able to open more possibilities of artists, styles, and repertoire.
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Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist and David Jordan, media artist are the creators and performers of the organ and multi-media concert experiences, Bach and Sons, From Sea to Shining Sea and Around the World in 80 Minutes.  Contact the Jordans at david@promotionmusic.org to schedule a performance in your community.

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