Noon Music in Lent at St. Thomas' Camden

Performing Arts
St. Thomas' Episcopal Church
33 Chestnut Street, Camden ME 04843
Jane Schroeder
Apr 11, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Noon Music in Lent series with noon day prayer, concludes this coming Friday, April 11 with Douglas Beck, organist. Douglas will be playing music of Dieterich Buxtehude, Francois Couperin, Jean Titelouze and Johann Sebastian Bach.

Regarding his musical philosophy Douglas Beck says, “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. Performance is a result. Good music is good because it possesses a quality of prayer whether in secular or sacred contexts.”

Bachelor and Master of Music degrees were earned at The Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore where he was a Freeman then Woodhead Scholar. Beck studied with the conservatory’s world-renowned faculty, including organ with Donald Sutherland.

A Pennsylvania native, Douglas fulfilled a long-term dream of moving to Maine after living in the Washington D.C. area for seventeen years. When not making music, Douglas enjoys biking, hiking and canoeing, and also engages in photography and painting. He enjoys literature of all sorts, but is especially fond of the early mystics and fiction.

Douglas is affiliated with the Order of Julian of Norwich, an Episcopal monastic order.

This 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.