Organist Barbara MacGregor will be presented in a recital at 5 p.m. Jan. 28 at Grace United Methodist Church, 8 Carrera St. There is no charge, but a freewill offering will be taken.
MacGregor is Professor Emeritus of Music at The University of Akron where she taught Organ, Harpsichord, Music Theory courses and served as Performance Coordinator and Keyboard Studies Chair.
Active as a performer and clinician, concert performance have included Piccolo Spoleto, the Air Force Academy, Washington National Cathedral, Interlochen Arts Academy, Heinz Chapel, Carnegie Hall and Severance Hall. She has performed with a variety of artists including Sir David Willcocks, John Rutter, Dave Brubeck, and Eugenia Zuckerman. Barbara has given presentations at state and regional conventions of professional music organizations such as Music Teachers National Association, the American Federation of Music Clubs, the American Guild of Organists and church denominations throughout the United States. She also has studied and performed on many historic pipe organs in Europe.
An active member of the American Guild of Organists, Professor MacGregor was awarded the Associate Degree from that national organization and is an officer of both the Cleveland and Akron chapters. As a church musician, Barbara was Director of Music and Organist at two downtown Akron churches – First United Methodist and Trinity Lutheran –for a total of thirty-five years. She was Director of Akron’s acclaimed Trinity Organ Series for 15 years. Currently, Barbara is organist at The United Methodist Church of Berea, OH and enjoys collaborate music-making with colleagues in the Northeastern Ohio area. She has special interest in scholarships for young musicians.
Her program at Grace United Methodist will feature the theme of Bells and Carillons in organ music, as we complete the festive season of Nights of Lights in St. Augustine.