Voices in the Wind
A Christmas Program for the King of Instruments
Sunday, December 11, 2022
St. James Church
160 Federal St.
This concert will be performed by Eric Anderson on St. James’ Midmer Company Pipe Organ. It will include works by Bach, Guilmant, Mendelssohn, Mozart, and others.
2:30 PM: Pre-concert lecture on the history of the organ, the builder, and its basic principles of operation.
3:00 PM: Organ concert begins, with a closing Christmas sing-along.
This is a family/kid-friendly event. Attendees are invited to join our organist in the balcony for the final piece to experience it "up close".
St. James Church is located at 160 Federal St. in Salem. Our parking lot is behind the church and can be accessed from Bridge St. and Flint St. There is also a small lot located at 158 Federal St.
Eric Anderson is Director of Music and Organist at Visitation Parish, Sacred Heart Church, Manchester by the Sea, and Saint John the Baptist in Essex; Associate Organist at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester, NH; and Staff Organist and Consultant for the Pelland Pipe Organ Company of Derry, NH. His organ study was under Robert Love, with improvisation master classes under Messr. Naji Hakim, Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, Paris. He is an active member of the American Guild of Organists, the Organ Historical Society, the Virgil Fox Society, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, and the North Shore Old Car Collectors Club.