Daniel Pyle will play a harpsichord recital at St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church on Jan. 28. PHOTO COURTESY OF ST. SAVIOUR’S CHURCH

New organist to perform on harpsichord

BAR HARBOR — Daniel Pyle will play a harpsichord recital at St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church, 41 Mount Desert St., on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 4 p.m.

Pyle will present music from the Renaissance and early Baroque periods. The program will include works by Girolamo Frescobaldi, William Byrd, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck and Louis Couperin.

Pyle is the new organist/music-director for St. Saviour’s. He is the founder and director of the ensemble Harmonie Universelle and co-founder and harpsichordist for the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, serving also as its resident director for seven years. He taught on the faculty of Clayton State University outside Atlanta and also has taught at the University of Kansas, the Louisiana State University and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, U.K.

Pyle’s recordings have appeared on the Gasparo and ACA-Digital labels, and he has performed throughout the United States and Europe, at the Utrecht Early Music Festival and the Congress of the International Viola d’amore Society. Pyle holds degrees from the University of Alabama and the Eastman School of Music. He also studied with Gustav Leonhardt and Hans van Nieuwkoop at the Sweelinck Conservatorium of Amsterdam.

Admission to the concert is free, but donations are requested to benefit the Friends of Music at St. Saviour’s in support of their concert-series.

Call 288-4215, email [email protected] or visit www.stsaviours.me.

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