Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Concert in Honor of Alan F. Schultz

Alan F. Schultz
The Episcopal Parish of
St. Michael and All Angels
cordially invites you to a concert
of thanksgiving in honor of
Alan F. Schultz
The concert will feature renowned trumpeter,
Mary Elizabeth Bowden
and noted organist
Douglas Leightenheimer.
Saturday April 26th at 2:30 PM
St. Michael and All Angels Church Sanctuary
602 North Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ

Easter Week will culminate in a special concert with Trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden and organist Doug Leightenheimer, in celebration of the naming of the A. F. Schultz Organ. Bring your friends and neighbors!

The free concert will be in thanksgiving to God for enabling us to retire the loan for our Æolian-Skinner organ and establish an endowment for its upkeep in the name of Alan F. Schultz. May it be known as the “Schultz Organ” in gratitude for Alan’s ministry of teaching in our parish school and his talented musicianship at St. Michael’s, St. Mark’s, and throughout Tucson! Alan has also be involved with Tucson Civic Chorus (now the Tucson Masterworks Chorale) and the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra.

Mary Elizabeth BowdenA member of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden has performed with the Baltimore Symphony, Fairfax Symphony, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, New World Symphony, Virginia Symphony and Santa Fe Opera, and at Colorado’s Breckenridge Music Festival. The First Prize winner of the 2012 International Women’s Brass Conference Trumpet Competition, she is co-founder of Florida’s Chrysalis Chamber Players, a recipient of a Yale Alumni Grant, and has collaborated in chamber music programs at the Marlboro Music Festival, The Banff Centre and at the Sydney Opera House.

In addition to being the music director and organist at St. Michael’s, Douglas LeightenheimerDouglas Blair Leightenheimer is a second year doctoral student at the University of Arizona music department. For fifteen years he was director of music for First Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, NC, also serving as music director for the Schola Cantorum of the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina. He was recently heard on KUAT radio as it broadcast his April 2013 recital, the Mildred Flood Mahoney Memorial Organ Series Concert at the University of Arizona.

Donations to the Schultz Organ Fund and Endowment are gratefully accepted. Free will offerings will also be accepted at the concert. More information can be found on our Schultz Organ page. Thank you for your generosity!