Sunday, July 01, 2012

Pine Mountain Music Festival to present organ, trumpet concert July 3 in Calumet

Organist Jeremy David Tarrant, center, will be joined by trumpet players Mark Flaherty, left, and Joel Neves in a concert July 3 at the Keweenaw Heritage Center at St. Anne's in Calumet. (Photo courtesy Pine Mountain Music Festival)

HANCOCK -- Pine Mountain Music Festival is thrilled to welcome organist Jeremy David Tarrant to the U.P. at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, at the Keweenaw Heritage Center at St. Anne’s in Calumet. He will be joined by trumpet players Mark Flaherty (Marquette Symphony Orchestra) and Joel Neves (Conductor, Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra). The program repertoire will include Mendelssohn’s Sonata No. 2 in C minor, Schumann’s Sketch in C minor, Scarlatti’s Sonata in D major and C major, and Rheinberger’s Adagio espressivo, as well as others.

Mr. Tarrant is Organist and Choirmaster of the Episcopal Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Detroit where, in addition to playing the organ for liturgies and concerts, he conducts the Choir of Men and Boys (now in its 120th season), The Cathedral Girls’ Choir, and the Cathedral Chamber Singers. He is also Artistic Director for Music at the Cathedral, an annual concert series. Mr. Tarrant joined the Cathedral staff in 1994 as Assistant Organist and, prior to that appointment, worked in several churches in his native Michigan.

The recipient of numerous awards and honors, he was awarded First Prize in the Ottumwa National Organ Competition in 1997 and Second Prize in the Arthur Poister National Competition in 1998. In 1993 he was a Winner of the Lucille Mehaffie Young Artists’ Competition which resulted in a televised performance during the Kalamazoo Bach Festival. Mr. Tarrant has also been a finalist in the American Guild of Organists Regional Competitions.

Active as an concert organist, Jeremy David Tarrant has performed widely in North America in such venues as the Washington National Cathedral; St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue; St. James Cathedral, Toronto; St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York; and Chicago’s famed Fourth Presbyterian Church. Mr. Tarrant has performed with the Western Michigan University Brass Quintet and frequently appears with the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings. He has been particularly noted for his insightful performances of French organ music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; but, whatever the composer being played, Tarrant’s solid musicianship has earned him the reputation of a first-rate performer.

Tickets for this event are $20 for adults and $10 for children and students. Tickets are on sale at the Michigan Tech Ticketing Services located at the Michigan Tech Student Development Complex or by calling 877-746-3999.  Tickets are also available at the door.

Pine Mountain Music Festival presents a season of opera, classical and popular music each June-July in the Dickinson County area, the Marquette area, the Keweenaw Peninsula, and other towns in the Upper Peninsula. Headquartered in Hancock, Michigan, it is supported by donations, ticket sales and grants. For more information about the 2012 Festival Season, visit or call 888-309-7861. For tickets, call 1-877-746-3999.

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