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William James Lawson celebrates fifty years as a church organist

June 7, 2024
Front row: William James Lawson and Brian Snyder; back row: Paul Barber, Alex Liu, Rachel Pitt, and Felipe Alvarez Ruiz (photo credit: John Lawson)
Front row: William James Lawson and Brian Snyder; back row: Paul Barber, Alex Liu, Rachel Pitt, and Felipe Alvarez Ruiz (photo credit: John Lawson)

In homage to his Danish heritage and in celebration of fifty years as a church organist, William James Lawson performed May 5 a recital of Danish music at Main Street Baptist Church, Binghamton, New York, where he is organist. 

The program featured music by Hans Matthison-Hansen, C. E. F. Weyse, J. P. E. Hartmann, Niels Gade, Laurids Lauridsen, Rued Langgaard, and Christian Præstholm. Lawson was joined in selected works by Binghamton University students Brian Snyder, organ; Rachel Pitt, flute; Felipe Alvarez Ruiz, tenor; Paul Barber, trumpet; and Alex Liu, trombone. 

For information: mainstreetbaptist.net