Golden pipes at Christ Church concert

Soprano Jolle Greenleaf and organist Christian Lane
Soprano Jolle Greenleaf and organist Christian Lane

Christ Church Westerly will ring with the sounds of golden pipes Sunday afternoon when a pair of acclaimed musicians team up. One set of pipes will be the church's C.B. Fisk three-manual organ in the hands (and feet) of organist Christian Lane. The other will be soprano Jolle Greenleaf, a wonderful singer profiled in the New York Times as "a major force in the New York early music-scene."

The free concert will feature works by early music composers such as Hildegard von Bingen, Handel, Purcell and Bach, along with chanson by 20th-century composer Jehan Alain and folk song settings by Vaughn Williams and Britten.

Organist Lane is associate university choirmaster and organist at Harvard University and winner of the prestigious 2011 Canadian International Organ Competition. In addition to her solo work, Greenleaf is artistic director of TENET, a repertoire-driven New York-based ensemble that specializes in one-to-a-part virtuosic choral music.

Doors will open at 3:30 pm., and there will be a post-concert reception in the Parish Hall with refreshments and an opportunity to meet the musicians.


Christian Lane and Jolle Greenleaf,
4 p.m. Sunday, Christ Church, at the corner of Broad and Elm streets, Westerly; free admission;


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