The Randall Fine Arts Council will sponsor the appearance of Paul Hertz in an afternoon of organ music at St. Petri Lutheran Church in Story City on Sunday, February 10. The concert will begin at 3:00 p.m. This was originally scheduled for January 27th but was postponed due to the weather. Hertz is the organist at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Ames and has studied organ with Lynn Zeigler at Iowa State University and Steven Hoffman at the University of Wyoming. Paul grew up in Nevada,Iowa and has a degree in music composition from the University of Wyoming.
The first half of the recital,"Music for the Church Year" will feature a variety of works based on hymn tunes. It will bein with music for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany,continue with music for Holy Week, Easter and Pentecost and closes with music for Trinity Sunday, All Saints Day and Thanksgiving.
The second half of the recital, "Five Hundred Years of Organ Music" will feature organ works by Bach, Buxtehude, Rheinberger, and more.The organ recital will close with Paul Hertz's original composition,"Fantasia for Organ as well as several original organ improvisations. There will be a reception following Sunday's recital.