Organ, multi-media combine for ‘From Sea to Shining Sea’

Tabor College invites the public to experience a unique combination of live organ by Jeannine Jordan and multi-media by David Jordan in a program titled, “From Sea to Shining Sea,” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, in Richert Auditorium inside the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts on the Hillsboro campus.

The program combines music, anecdotes and images of the first 200 years of the organ in the colonies and the United States. Jeannine Jordan’s 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.

“It really brings the history of the colonies through the Revolutionary War,” Jeannine Jordan said. “And brings it to life because these are people – organists who are doing church work, and are just very interesting that way.”

Jeannine Jordan weaves the story by telling interesting anecdotes and performing the unique organ music of America. David Jordan’s media talents invite the listener to experience a visual connection with the music and stories of Jeannine Jordan’s program. The combination takes the listener on a narrated musical and visual historical journey, complete with interesting anecdotes and eye-catching visuals.

This program premiered in 2008 in Portland, Ore., and has been performed in 12 countries including the U.S. with audiences ranging from 100 to 2,000, and literally from sea to shining sea.

“I’m passionate about making sure the organ finds a new audience,” Jeannine Jordan said. “We bring different people to our concerts than just those organists who play in church or who are interested in organ music. I’m trying to broaden the scope to keep the organ alive.”

Tickets for “From Sea to Shining Sea” can be purchased online at Tabor.universitytickets.com. Based on seat location, prices range from $10 to $12 for the general public, $5 to $7 for students and $8 to $10 for senior citizens.