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Organist Elmar Jahn to perform at Cathedral of the Madeleine May 21

Donated major collection of organ scores to BYU's Lee Library

A distinguished organist from Germany has recently donated a sizable and valuable collection of organ scores to the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University.

In recognition of his donation, BYU has invited Elmar Jahn and his wife to Provo. During their visit Jahn will perform at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City Saturday, May 21, at 8 p.m. Admission is free.

In addition the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU will host a reception in their honor on Monday, May 23, in rooms 1130 and 1131.

An exhibit of some of the donated materials, refreshments and music will be part of this event. The reception is open to the public and isfree.

A specialist in Romantic repertoire, Jahn will perform works by Josef Rheinberger, J.S. Bach, Alexandre Guilmant, Messiaen and Marcel Lanquetuit during the concert.

Jahn studied at the Richard Strauss Conservatory and at the Bavarian State School of Music in Munich. He later completed his studies with Jean-Jacques Grunenwald in Paris. He is the director of church music at the Catholic Parish of St. Gabriel in Munich.

In addition to his international concerts he has made recordings for both radio and television programs in France, Germany and Croatia.

For more information contact Douglas Bush at (801) 422-3159.

Writer: James McCoy

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