Friday, March 13, 2015

Douglas Leightenheimer Concert on the Radio!

Dear Friends--        

Almost a year later, Arizona Public Media will broadcast the Mahoney Memorial Organ Concert that also doubled as my doctoral minor recital.  The information is below.        

Please feel free and encouraged to share this with anyone you feel might be interested.

Here's how to get the livestream:

Go to (Arizona Public Media).  On the right side of the page there is a block that says "NOW ON CLASSICAL 90.5."  At the bottom of the block, click the orange button that says "livestream."



Upcoming Radio Broadcast:

The Mildred Flood Mahoney Memorial Organ Series concert, featuring organist Douglas Leightenheimer, presented by the School of Music at the University of Arizona

Recorded live in Crowder Hall on Sunday, April 27 , 2014

Broadcast dates:
Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. on the east coast)
Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. (midnight on the east coast)

Arizona Public Media - Classical 90.5
Community Concerts Series – Andy Bade, host
Tune to 90.5/89.7 FM - or online streaming at

William Walond: Voluntary No. 5 in G Major
James Biery: Elegy
J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, BWV 548
Emma Lou Diemer: Prelude on Ellers
Felix Mendelssohm: Sonata in B Flat Major Op. 65 No. 4
George Thalben-Ball: Elegy
Marcel Dupre: Prelude and Fugue in G Minor, Op. 7 No. 3

The UA Fred Fox School of Music presented the annual Mildred Flood Mahoney Memorial Organ Concert, featuring organist Douglas Leightenheimer on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Holsclaw Hall.

This program included “Prelude and Fugue in E Minor (BWV 548)” by Johann Sebastian Bach, “Sonata Op. 65 No. 4 in B-flat Major” by Felix Mendelssohn, “Prelude and Fugue in G Minor, Op. 7 No. 3” by Marcel Dupré and works by Walond, Biery and Blair

Douglas Blair Leightenheimer is a doctoral student at the University of Arizona where he is a conducting student of Dr. Bruce Chamberlain and an organ student of Dr. Pamela Decker. He also serves as organist and director of music for St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Tucson.

Prior to arriving in Arizona, Mr. Leightenheimer served for fifteen years as director of music (organist/director) for First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Wilmington, North Carolina, the last three of which he also served as music director for the Schola Cantorum of the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina. Prior to his appointment in Wilmington, he served for over twelve years as director of music ministries for Venice Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Venice, Florida.

Mr. Leightenheimer is a member of the Southern Arizona chapter of the American Guild of Organists and has served on the executive boards of the Sarasota-Manatee (Florida) and Wilmington (North Carolina) chapters, including two terms as dean for both organizations. He is a published composer and recitalist, having concertized primarily on the East Coast and in the Midwest. In 2008 he was featured with the Wilmington (North Carolina) Symphony Orchestra performing "Symphony No. 3" of Camille Saint-Saëns and "Symphonie Concertante" of Joseph Jongen on First Presbyterian's historic 1928 E. M. Skinner pipe organ (Op. 713). Other recent solo performances include the After Noon Concert Series at Princeton University Chapel in Princeton, New Jersey.

Mr. Leightenheimer is a native of Portsmouth, Ohio, and a 1982 graduate of the University of Kentucky in Lexington where he was an organ student of Arnold Blackburn. He earned the Master of Music degree in church music from Westminster Choir College in 1984 where he was a conducting student of Allen Crowell and Joseph Flummerfelt and an organ student of Joan Lippincott.