On March 8, Wilma Jensen presented a solo organ recital at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. The date marked her 91st birthday.
The program opened with the premier performance of a piece commissioned for the occasion, Fanfare and Cortège, by Michael McCabe. This was followed by Suite for Organ: In Praise of Merbecke, composed by former cathedral musician Alec Wyton, and Herbert Howells’s Saraband in Modo Elegiaco. Jensen concluded with Grand Pièce Symphonique, by César Franck.
A large group of family and friends from around the country were on hand to celebrate the occasion.
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