The American Guild of Organists (AGO) selected internationally acclaimed organist, church musician, and teacher WILMA JENSEN as the honoree for the 2016 AGO Endowment Fund Distinguished Artist Award Recital and Gala Benefit Reception on Friday, April 8, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Complete information can be found here.
The celebration began at 7:00 p.m., at West End United Methodist Church, 2200 West End Avenue, where the honoree performed a free recital featuring works by Vierne, Philip James, Franck, Brahms, Schumann, and Tournemire. Dr. Jensen was joined by Stephen Seifert in a performance of Conni Ellisor’s Blackberry Winter, a concerto for dulcimer and string orchestra, which was transcribed for organ by the honoree for this occasion. The Recital was followed by a Gala Benefit Reception at the Vanderbilt University Club of Nashville.
If you were unable to attend the Gala you can still participate from a distance by making a contribution to the AGO Endowment Fund in honor of Wilma Jensen. Contribute online (see link below) or by sending a check to: AGO Endowment Fund, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1260, New York, NY 10115.
All proceeds from the Gala will honor Wilma Jensen in perpetuity through the AGO Endowment Fund. For further information, please call 212-870-2311, ext. 4308, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.