U of M, Crookston Music Professor George French to Present Faculty Organ Recital on October 24, 2009; Recital begins at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston

Crookston, Minn.  - George French, associate professor and director of music and theater at the University of Minnesota, Crookston, will present a faculty organ recital at Trinity Lutheran Church, 205 South Broadway, Crookston on Saturday, October 24, 2009, at 7:30.  The concert is free, but a free-will offering may be taken.

The program will feature light classics and popular musical selections played on the 38-rank Schlicker pipe organ.  Included will be organ arrangements by Ethel Smith who was one of the leading popular organists during the 1940's and 1950's, along with a variety of Broadway show tunes.

French has served as organist at Trinity Lutheran since 1982 and also currently directs the Greater Crookston Community Men's Chorus.  This concert is sponsored by the University of Minnesota, Crookston, Trinity Lutheran Church of Crookston, and also the Northern Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.  

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers more than 25 applied-science undergraduate degree programs and 50 concentrations, including several online degrees, in agriculture; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; math, science and technology; and natural resources. To learn more, visit www.UMCrookston.edu.

Contact: George French, associate professor, 218-281-8266 (gfrench@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)