Sunday, January 15, 2012
Dr. Carl Angelo Returns to First Congregational Church for Piano Potpourri
Dr. Carl Angelo will return to Saginaw’s historic First Congregational Church, 403 S. Jefferson, to perform a recital on the Steinway & Sons piano, which was restored in 2009.
Piano masterworks including Sonata in F Minor, Op. 5 (Brahms), 32 Variations in C Minor (Beethoven), Toccata in D Minor, BWV 913 (Bach), and excerpts from Songs Without Words (Mendelssohn-Bartholdy) are included in the recital Piano Potpourri, part of the congregation’s Friends of Music Series of concerts. The performance begins at 4:00 p.m. on January 29, 2012. Admission to the afternoon recital is free, but a retiring collection will be taken to support the needed maintenance of the congregation’s historic organ by Ernest M. Skinner and to promote the ongoing outreach of the Friends of Music Series.
Carl Angelo is a 1991 graduate of Indiana University with a doctorate in organ performance. He has a B.M. degree in Music Education and a M.M. degree in Sacred Music from Kent State University and is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honorary Society. He has performed organ, piano, and chamber concerts in Ohio, Indiana, Florida, Virginia, and Michigan. His organ teachers have included Larry Smith, John D. Herr, and John Ferguson.
Dr. Angelo also received extensive piano training from Nellie Whittaker (a pupil of Guy Maier), Robert Palmieri (Kent State University), and has coached additionally with Dr. Gary Wolf (University of Central Florida). Dr. Angelo has lectured and performed for the American Matthay Piano Festival, and has also co-edited with Marie Hasse materials based upon the ideas of Matthay pupil Helen Parker Ford.
Dr. Angelo is the organist and handbell director at First Presbyterian Church of Flint, Michigan, and prior to this appointment, he directed First Congregational Church’s comprehensive music program including the congregation’s Musical Arts Series. Dr. Angelo has served churches Ohio, Indiana, and Florida. In addition, he is the pianist for the Saginaw Choral Society and an adjunct piano and organ instructor at Saginaw Valley State University.
First Congregational Church is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and has recognized excellence in musical outreach and community service since the 1800’s. The Rev. Dr. Todd S. Farley, PhD, is the congregation’s Senior Minister. If you would like more information, please contact Nicholas Schmelter, Director of Music Ministries, at the church office center, (989) 754-6565.