Dr. Charles Sundquist will present a concert of French organ music on the Pilgrim Church Jaeckel organ (Opus 11.)
Dr. Sundquist is the son of Milton Sundquist and the late Ivah Sundquist, organist and former Arrowhead Chapter Dean. Because of his commitment to the organ and having been an Arrowhead Chapter Organ Student Scholarship recipient, he is presenting this concert as a benefit for the current organ scholarship program. A free-will offering will be received, and all proceeds will be directed to the Arrowhead Chapter Student Organ Scholarship Fund. This very successful scholarship program has become a model for others all over the nation. This year there are ten scholarship students studying the organ, including Emelyn and Grace Beaster.
Dr. Sundquist, a native of Duluth, Minnesota, received his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Organ Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, where he was a student of David Craighead. He was awarded the Prix d’Excellence from the Conservatoire de Région de Ruiel-Malmaison in France while a student of Marie-Claire Alain. Also in Paris, he was Associate Choirmaster and Organist at the American Episcopal Cathedral, accompanist for the Paris Ballet School and coach/accompanist for members of the Paris Opera Chorus. Dr. Sundquist’s coaches have included Gwendolyn Koldovsky, Robert Spillman and Samuel Sanders for piano, and the vocal studios of Jan DeGaetanni, Marcia Baldwin, John Malloy and Udo Reinemann.