Dr. Jeannine Jordan, Concert Organist

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Around the World in 80 Minutes at SOU

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Around the World in 80 Minutes is coming to Ashland, Oregon on Sunday, January 20th, 2019.  Join us at the Oregon Center for the Arts on the Southern Oregon University Campus at 3:00 p.m. for this fascinating trip around the world.  It is an audience-engaging concert experience presented by Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist and narrator and David Jordan, media artist.  You’ll make fascinating discoveries, hear incredible music, and be transported via stunning visuals to such far-flung locales as Australia and Zimbabwe.  Live camera projection of Dr. Jordan’s playing are interspersed with videos making it a captivating experience.

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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. 

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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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A multi-generational organ building project

The late afternoon saw our third “build” (at St. Bede Episcopal Church in Forest Grove, Oregon) with youth taking the lead and younger kids eagerly assisting – some for the second time.   With this busy group the organ was built in record time.  My student assistants then shared some of their favorite pieces playing our sanctuary organ.

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We did it!  We built a pipe a two octave, fully functional and playable miniature pipe organ at St. Bede three times in one day.  Awesome!

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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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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!

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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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