FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Oct. 1, 2012
CONTACT: Joel Pagliaro, Director of Conferences and Special Events, Sage Dining Services
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Wilson College 2012-13 Van Looy Organ Series gets under way with a performance by accomplished young organist Tyler Canonico at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, in Thomson Hall’s Alumnae Chapel.
Canonico will perform on Wilson’s historic Möller organ, which was built in 1936.
Currently studying organ and piano at Lebanon Valley College, Canonico is the organist and director of music at First United Methodist Church in Palmyra, where he conducts the adult choir, two children's choirs, youth choir and hand bell choir.
He is a winner of the Quimby/AGO Region III Young Organist Competition. In recognition of his astounding accomplishments on the organ, Canonico received the Vernon de Tarr Scholarship from the Delaware Chapter of Organists.
General admission is $8, students from kindergarten through 12th grade may attend for free.
Tickets or more information can be obtained by calling 717-262-2003 or visiting www.wilson.edu/event, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wilsoncollegespecialevents.
Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college in Chambersburg, Pa., that is dedicated to the education of women and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Today, women and men can earn bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and master’s degrees in education and the humanities. The college’s 2012-13 enrollment in the College for Women and the Adult Degree Programs is 695 and includes 17 students from 9 foreign countries. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.
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