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Praise, Peace, and Power
April 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pmFree - No Cost
Dr. William Entriken, organ, and Ellen Goff Entriken, soprano, are longtime friends of Vesper Concerts, Ellen performing once in an all-gospel program and a second time in a program of opera music, and William performing in a program of concertos by Handel and Poulenc.
William is Organist and Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church (founded 1716), Fifth Avenue, New York City. A native of Arlington, Virginia, he holds degrees in organ performance from Indiana University (awarded with Distinction), Union Theological Seminary, New York City, and Rutgers University. As an organ recitalist, Dr. Entriken has performed in many major church programs and universities, including Washington National Cathedral, Yale University and has performed for the American Guild of Organists. He has recorded for the Classic Masters label, and has been presented on Pipe Dreams, the nationally syndicated PBS radio organ program. His choirs have been heard on New York City radio station, WQXR.
Ellen has appeared as soloist with numerous choral and orchestral ensembles in the United States and abroad. She made her Carnegie Hall debut as soprano soloist in the New York premiere of Handel’s “Joshua” with the Oratorio Society of New York. Other ensembles with which she has sung as soprano soloist include the American Symphony Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, New York City, Pro Arte Chorale in New Jersey, and Stamford Symphony in Connecticut. She is the soprano soloist of the First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York.
Ms. Goff Entriken is also an accomplished recitalist, specializing in German lieder. She studied at the Franz Schubert Institute in Baden bei Wien, Austria, on full sponsorship, where she was recipient of the Franz Schubert Prize for Voice and was featured in recital aired on Austrian radio. She has been a New York regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a Washington International Competition for Singers award winner. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Voice from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.
The Entrikens will present Praise, Peace, and Power, an interfaith recital of sacred music featuring works for solo organ and solo soprano. It will include music from the European and American Christian traditions, as well as the American Jewish tradition.