Legacy Triple Organ Recital to Take the Stage at Lake Erie College
Lake Erie College will honor its history and legacy in organ music through the presentation of a recital by three organists with significant ties to the College. On March 18, at 4 p.m. in Morley Music Hall, James Darling, David Gooding and Daniel Hathaway will perform in a joint organ recital on the newly-restored Carol Morris E.M. Skinner Organ.
Darling taught organ at LEC during the 1950s into the early 60s and performed on the Morley Skinner in a large number of College events and music programs each year of his tenure. Residing in Virginia, he is organist choir master emeritus of Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg. Darling will return to campus for the first time in more than forty years to perform works by Pachelbel, Vivaldi, Pelham, Litaize and Lenel.
Gooding is a highly-respected, versatile artist, known throughout the region for his voice-training expertise, composing, musical direction, organ performances and work as a lyricist. Gooding taught organ at LEC and served as College organist throughout the 1960s and well into the 70s, following the tenure of James Darling. He also served as organist for the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell during that period. Gooding returns to campus to perform Festival Toccata by Percy Fletcher and other selections.
Hathaway has been the director of music at Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland since 1977 and currently holds the titles of canon for music, art and worship, and artistic director of music and performing arts at Trinity Cathedral. He has performed organ recitals throughout North America and Europe and made his conducting debut in South America at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2004. Hathaway will perform the substantial three-movement work, Symphonic Chorale, op. 87, no.2, by Sigfrid Karg-Elert.
This concert is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. For more information, please contact Paul Gothard, professor of music, at (440) 375-7030.