Gordon and the Sounds of Summer
Summer takes me to Ocean Grove, a quaint town on the New Jersey coast. The 1894 auditorium in this historic village houses the magnificent organ that is the centerpiece of the summer music program. Organ recitals, chamber music concerts, organ with orchestra, organ with chorus, Sunday services, and lots of practicing keep me and this immense instrument busy. This also keeps our curator and his wonderful helpers busy! We have some new ranks of pipes in the organ, and have also had some exceptional refining of pipe 'voices' (tonal finishing) in preparation for this 105th season of organ music. Guest artists will be joining me on our summer roster, some familiar, and some new. There will be many opportunities for inspiring and exciting music, so come and enjoy!
Acclaim for Dr. Turk
"Virtuoso playing...impeccable artistry... standing ovation" - The American Organist
A critically acclaimed concert organist, Gordon Turk has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Russia, the Ukraine, and Japan. His international tours have included solo recitals in concert halls, cathedrals, and universities, organ festivals, and concerts with orchestras.
He has been awarded competition prizes for performances of the music of J.S. Bach and also in the national improvisation competition of the American Guild of Organists.
Dr. Turk is Organist of Ocean Grove, NJ Auditorium, which houses one of the largest pipe organs in the United States, and Organist-Choirmaster of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Wayne, PA.
His interest and experience in organ building places him in demand as a consultant for the building of new pipe organs and restorations of older and historic organs.