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John Bruce Organ Series presents Paul Weber

From St. Norbert College, January 5, 2009
by Mike Counter,, (920) 403-3089

The John Bruce Organ Concert Series will present organist Paul Weber on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Norbert Abbey.

Weber is assistant professor of music and director of the organ program at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he directs the Schola Cantorum Franciscana, the liturgical choir of Franciscan University and the Franciscan Chamber Orchestra.

Weber has won first prize at the American Guild of Organists Region VI competition, second prize at the Arthur Poister National Competition in Organ Performance and was a finalist at the Erfurt (Germany) International Competition in Organ Performance.

Weber holds a bachelor of music degree in organ and theory/composition from Lawrence University. He earned his master of music, master of musical arts and doctor of musical arts degrees from Yale University, where he studied with Martin Jean, Thomas Murray and William Porter.

The Rev. Bruce, a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Fon du Lac, was a close friend of St. Norbert Abbot Sylvester Killeen, O.Praem., and honorary member of the Norbertine order. The memorial concerts were established in his name at St. Norbert Abbey.

St. Norbert Abbey is located at 1016 N. Broadway, De Pere. The concerts are open to the public and donations can be given at the door.

For more information, please contact the Rev. Bartholomew Agar, O.Praem., at (920) 337-4378.