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Critically Acclaimed Musicians to Perform in 2011-12 Van Looy Organ Series

Posted: September 7, 2011

Sept. 9, 2011
CONTACT: Kathy Lehman, Director of Conferences and Special Events
Phone: 717-262-2003

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Award-winning organists Scott Montgomery and Gordon Turk will perform at Wilson College during the 2011-12 Van Looy Organ Series.

Montgomery, winner of the Lilian Murtagh Memorial Award and the Audience Prize of the American Guild of Organists’ National Young Artist Competition in Organ Playing, will kick off the series with a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, in Thomson Hall’s Alumnae Chapel.

Director of music ministries and organist for Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Champaign, Ill., Montgomery received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in organ performance. He has been a prizewinner in several competitions and was the first recipient of the M. Louise Miller Scholarship (2002), sponsored by the Greater Bridgeport Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Turk will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2012 – also in Alumnae Chapel. Turk has performed

throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He was winner of the John Cerevalo Prize for “excellence in the performance of the music of J.S. Bach” and has been a prizewinner in the national improvisation competition of the American Guild of Organists.

Turk has played Carnegie Hall and many other noted venues. A graduate of Curtis Institute

of Music, he has a doctorate and master’s degree in musical arts.

For more information or to order tickets, call 717-262-2003 or email


Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college dedicated to the education of women. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pa. Wilson offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and master’s degrees in education and the humanities. The college’s 2010-11 enrollment in the College for Women and the Adult Degree Programs was 796 and included students from 21 states and 13 foreign countries.

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