I convinced my Dad to go with me to see Christian Lane perform on Friday. (I guess you can say it's more like I bribed my Dad with paying for the tickets and coffee.)
Christian Lane performed works by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) on the magnificent tracker organ at Christ Church Deer Park including:
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564
Partita diverse sopra "Sei gegrüßet Jesu gütig," BWV 768
Prelude, Trio, and Fugue in C Major, BWV 545/529ii
Piece d'orgue, BWV 572
Wir glauben all an einen Gott, BWV 1098
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
Wir Christenleut, BWV 1090
In dir ist Freude, BWV 615
Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543
The last time I saw Christian Lane was 5 years ago at Roy Thomson Hall:
Christian Lane is very skillful and you only have to listen to his playing to understand why he is an award winning organist. Choosing the best registrations for a piece is a part of the challenge in playing the organ. I particularly loved his playing of Partita especially the registrations that he chose which showcased the potential of the organ. Partita has movements with different moods which have you feeling reverence, excitement, eagerness, and satisfaction. It is really indescribable and you have to hear it for yourself.
The final piece, Prelude and Fugue in A Minor was really dramatic and kept me on the edge of my seat. It was such an amazing piece!
It was totally worth it taking my Dad to see this concert!
I hope I'll be able to hear Christian Lane in concert again soon!