GORHAM, N.H. — Music In the Great North Woods will sponsor an organ concert to benefit RESPONSE, an organization that helps battered women, to take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 19.

Well-known organist, Susan Ferre, will perform virtuosic music from the 16th to the 18th centuries from France and Spain. The concert will take place at Chapel Arts New England in Gorham, located at the junction of Routes 2 and 16 south, across from the park, Gorham Town Common, the former Methodist church.

The mechanical action organ at Chapel Arts was built in Renaissance style by Gene Bedient of Lincoln, Neb., and will complement the program, which was conceived to highlight the colors of the historic organ.

Ferre will travel to France later this summer to play the same program, along with a second one, in Bordeaux, at Ste. Croix Cathedral. “The spectacular Ste. Croix organ was the inspiration for this program,” said Ferre. “Recently restored, the Bordeaux organ preserves the outstanding work of our best 18th century builder, Dom Bedos, and it will be an honor for me to play it.” She will travel with a small entourage of friends and colleagues who will join her in Bordeaux for the occasion.

No tickets are required, but donations will be requested. Parking is available across the street at the Town Common.


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