SEAN FLEMING will perform an organ recital at 4 p.m. Sunday at The Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist in Thomaston to benefit the church’s outreach program.

SEAN FLEMING will perform an organ recital at 4 p.m. Sunday at The Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist in Thomaston to benefit the church’s outreach program.

THOMASTON — Sean Fleming will present an organ recital at 4 p.m. Sunday at The Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist, 200 Main St., to benefit the church’s outreach program.

Admission is by a suggested donation of $12, which will support the outreach program’s efforts on behalf of the Humane Society of Knox County, Trekkers, Meals on Wheels, Penquis Head Start, New Hope For Women and Knox County Health Clinic.

Fleming performs regularly with the Bowdoin Chorus, Coastal Chorale, Down East Singers, Lincoln Academy Lincolnaires, Lincoln Festival Chorus, Maine Friends of Music, Maine Pro Musica, Midcoast Community Chorus, St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, Sheepscot Valley Chorus and Tapestry Singers.

He also serves as music director for Young At Heart chorus based in Newcastle, and regularly accompanies many high school and junior high festivals.

He has worked with Ann Arbor Camerata, Bowdoin Chamber Choir, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival Chorus, Colby College Chorale, Oratorio Chorale, Renaissance Voices, University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society, University of Southern Maine Chorale, University of Southern Maine Chamber Singers and Vox Nova Chamber Choir.

A recitalist who has performed throughout the United States, Fleming studied organ and piano with Ray Cornils, John Doney, Michael Lindse and Gerald McGee.

The organ at St. John’s was built in 2003 by the Bedient Pipe Organ Co. of Roca, Neb. It is the newest pipe organ in the Mid-coast area.

The selection of music includes classical as well as some contemporary pieces of both the secular and sacred genre.

A special feature of Sunday’s recital will be the “Roberts Church Sonata for Piano and Organ” that was composed in 1989 for the centennial of the Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist in Capitola, Calif. The Church Sonata is in three movements: Prelude, Communion and Postlude. Sunday’s performance by Fleming and pianist Anthony Antolini is in commemoration of the centennial of Myron Roberts’ birth. He died in 2004 at the age of 92.

A reception will follow the recital in St. John’s McCabe Hall with light refreshments and the opportunity to meet and talk with Fleming.

For more information, call the church office at 354-8734 or visit www.stjohnthomaston.org.


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