What is it?

From Sea to Shining Sea is an organ and media event featuring the music, anecdotes, and images of the first 200 years of the organ in the Colonies and the United States. Dr. Jordan's intensive research into the lives of early American organists, organs and organ music led her to create this program in conjunction with media artist, David Jordan.  Mr. Jordan's images invite the listener to experience a visual connection with the music and stories of Dr. Jordan's program. From Sea to Shining Sea takes the listener on a narrated musical and visual historical journey.Complete with fascinating anecdotes, and eye-catching visuals, the program captivates audiences.

The program begins with a quoted diary entry from 1703 describing the "playing of a voluntary on the organ in the gallery, by Jones, the organist." Discovered in a diary belonging to a member of the Mystics of Wissahickon who worshiped in the city of Philadelphia, colony of Pennsylvania, it is the first documented evidence in America of an organist, an organ, and organ music.

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The program continues by giving a persona to the organists, visuals of places, and life to the history of American organ music.
We use Live Camera Feeds projected on a cinematic screen. Each person in the audience can experience the thrill of watching the organist's feet and hands as the music is performed.

Stories of duels fought by organists and positions thus being declared vacant, travel by oxcart to deliver organs to cities in the wilderness, Native Americans being entranced by the sounds of "singing children in a box," and young women organists being the musical stars of their world, serve to create vivid pictures of the organists of the era. Images help place the listener in cities, churches, and homes, and the music played brings the listener closer to the artistic life of the colonies and fledgling United States.

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Multi-Media From Sea to Shining Sea Concert
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Our other MultiMedia Organ Concert is called Bach and Sons. Please join us for one of these
UPCOMING EVENTS

Bach and Sons
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 7:30 PM
First United Methodist Church
Festival Concert Series
Port Huron, Michigan

Bach and Sons
Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 4 p.m.
First Congregational Church
Mel Larimer Concert Series
6105 Center Road
Traverse City, Michigan

Bach and Sons
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Brigham Young University
During the 2015 BYU Summer Organ Workshop
Provo, Utah
Sunday
February 21, 2016
7:00 PM


St. Paul Lutheran Church
12345 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO
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Sunday,
April 10, 2016
4:00 p.m.
Fairlawn Lutheran Church
Akron, Ohio
Sponsored by the Akron
Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
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Sunday,
May 15, 2016
7:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
483 County Rd 537
Moorsetown, NJ 08057
Sponsored by the 
Southwest New Jersey
Chapter of the
American Guild of Organists
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Sunday,
June 12, 2016
8:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
2 S Court St,
Athens, OH 45701

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November 13, 2016
3:00 p.m.


First Presbyterian Church

Mary McDonald Music Series

Past Performances of 
From Sea to Shining Sea
Kennewick, WA
First Presbyterian Church
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Peoria, IL
First Christian Church
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Wooster, OH
Music on Market
Wooster United Methodist Church
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Providence, RI
 

The First Baptist Church
in America
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Portland, OR
Rose City Park
United Methodist Church
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Cincinnati, OH
Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church
The Organ Concert Series
Opening concert for the
10th Anniversary Season
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Portland, OR 
First Baptist Church
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Lynnwood (Seattle), WA 
Trinity Lutheran Church
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Chattanooga, TN 
Memorial Auditorium
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Elmira, NY
Grace Episcopal Church
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Atlanta, GA 
First United Methodist Church
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Orleans (Cape Cod), MA
Church of the Holy Spirit
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Lincoln City, OR
Seventh Day Adventist Church
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Ocala, FL
First United Methodist Church
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 Lincolnwood(Chicago), IL
St. John's Lutheran
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New London, CT
The Cadet Chapel
Coast Guard Academy
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Spartanburg, SC
Church of the Advent
   -     
Columbus, OH
Northwest Christian Church
 - 
Warsaw, IN
First United Methodist Church
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Albany, NY
Westminster Presbyterian Church
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Kenmore (Buffalo), NY
First Presbyterian Church    
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Lewisburg, PA
Christ's Evangelical
Lutheran Church  
An Organ Spectacular Concert
as part of the
American Guild of Organists
International Year of the Organ
Sponsored by the Susquehanna Valley and Williamsport American Guild of Organists Chapters
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Madison, NJ 
St. Vincent Martyr Church  
An Organ Spectacular Concert
as part of the
American Guild of Organists
International Year of the Organ
   Sponsored by the Metropolitan New Jersey Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
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Duluth, MN
Pilgrim United Church of Christ   
    An American Guild of Organists
International Year of the Organ Concert
       Sponsored by the
Arrowhead Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
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Seaford, DE
Grace Baptist Church
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Alexandria, VA
Concerts for a Cause
Old Presbyterian Meeting House
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Portsmouth, VA
Monumental Concert Series 
Monumental United
Methodist Church
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Wichita, KS
  Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church
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American Guild of Organists Region VIII Convention Recital - Portland, OR
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Charleston, SC
Piccolo L'Organo Spoleto Festival Circular Congregational Church
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Portland, OR
The Old Church
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