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.



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.

For Information on Pricing and Availability for the 
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

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
October 15th, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Sponsored by
  Music on Market
Wooster United Methodist Church 234 N Market St.
Wooster, OH

November 6, 2015
   7:30 p.m.
First Christian Church
6400 N. University
Peoria, IL 61614
Sponsored by the Peoria Chapter of the American
Guild of Organists

November 15, 2015
3:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
Kennewick, WA
Sponsored by the Columbia Basin Chapter American Guild of Organists and
Rodgers Instruments Corp.
April 10, 2016
4:00 p.m.
Fairlawn Lutheran Church
Akron, Ohio
Sponsored by the Akron
Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
February 21, 2016
7:00 PM

St. Paul Lutheran Church
12345 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO

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

Past Performances of 
From Sea to Shining Sea
Providence, RI 
The First Baptist Church
in America

Portland, OR
Rose City Park
United Methodist Church
Cincinnati, OH
Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church
The Organ Concert Series
Opening concert for the
10th Anniversary Season
Portland, OR 
First Baptist Church
Lynnwood (Seattle), WA 
Trinity Lutheran Church
Chattanooga, TN 
Memorial Auditorium
Elmira, NY
Grace Episcopal Church
Atlanta, GA 
First United Methodist Church
Orleans (Cape Cod), MA
Church of the Holy Spirit
Lincoln City, OR
Seventh Day Adventist Church
Ocala, FL
First United Methodist Church
 Lincolnwood(Chicago), IL
St. John's Lutheran
New London, CT
The Cadet Chapel
Coast Guard Academy
Spartanburg, SC
Church of the Advent
Columbus, OH
Northwest Christian Church
Warsaw, IN
First United Methodist Church
Albany, NY
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Kenmore (Buffalo), NY
First Presbyterian Church    
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
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
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
Seaford, DE
Grace Baptist Church
Alexandria, VA
Concerts for a Cause
Old Presbyterian Meeting House
Portsmouth, VA
Monumental Concert Series 
Monumental United
Methodist Church
Wichita, KS
  Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church
American Guild of Organists Region VIII Convention Recital - Portland, OR
Charleston, SC
Piccolo L'Organo Spoleto Festival Circular Congregational Church
Portland, OR
The Old Church
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