Noon Music in Lent finale
Camden — The Noon Music in Lent concert series will conclude Friday, March 22, with organist Douglas Beck at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 33 Chestnut St. Beck, who is affiliated with the Order of Julian of Norwich, an Episcopal monastic order, will play music of Max Reger, Cesar Franck and Johann Sebastian Bach.
Beck earned bachelor’s and master of music degrees at the Peabody Conservatory of Music of Johns Hopkins University, where he was a Freeman, then Woodhead, Scholar. He studied with the conservatory’s world-renowned faculty including organ with Donald Sutherland.
A Pennsylvania native, Beck fulfilled a long-term dream of moving to Maine after living in the Washington D.C., area for 17 years. When not making music, he enjoys biking, hiking and canoeing and also engages in photography and painting. He enjoys literature of all sorts and is especially fond of the early mystics and fiction.
“The goal for music making is the gift that music brings into each life. The physical, mental and spiritual benefits of making music reach far deeper than any performance goal … Good music is good because it possesses a quality of prayer whether in secular or sacred contexts,” Beck said.
The concert is part of the church’s Noon Music in Lent series and will be followed by a free soup, bread and fruit lunch in the Sun Room. St. Thomas’ Church is located at the corner of Chestnut and Wood streets; parking is available on both streets or in a parking lot across Wood Street from the church. For more information, call 236-3680 or send email to email@example.com.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.