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Benefit Concert- Thomas Gaynor

Nov 17, 2019

21 S Bedford Street, Carlisle PA

Thomas Gaynor, New Zealand-born organist, will perform in concert at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 21 S. Bedford St., Carlisle on Sunday, November 17 at 3:00 p.m. to benefit The Arc of Cumberland and Perry Counties.

In 2017, he was awarded the First Prize in Organ interpretation as well as the Audience Prize at the St. Albans International Organ Competition –

the 25th organist and the second New Zealander to receive this distinction since the competition and festival was founded in 1963. He is rapidly making his mark on the organ scene in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres with rock-solid playing and remarkable musical élan. Mr. Gaynor is a doctoral candidate at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and a recipient of Eastman’s highly coveted Artist Certificate, an honor the institution had not given an organist for nearly three decades. He is represented by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists. The organ recital will  showcase the majesty and versatility of the church’s 1951 Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, regarded as one of the finest instruments in South Central Pennsylvania.

The concert is free. All proceeds raised will be donated to support CPARC’s programs. A dessert reception will be held following the performance. For more information, call the church, 717-249-3310, or visit