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John Bruce organ concert series presents Daniel Sullivan

From St. Norbert College, January 10, 2007
by Mike Counter,, (920) 403-3089

The John Bruce Organ Concert Series will present organist Daniel Sullivan on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Norbert Abbey.

Sullivan, a native of Manitowoc, is one of America's finest organists. His command of a varied repertoire, ranging from renaissance to contemporary works, is helping him to forge a career in the classical music world. Sullivan's artistry has been recognized on the national competition circuit as well as in the concert hall.

In addition to solo work, Sullivan collaborates with pianist Jason Cutmore as an organ/piano duo and performs with the Second Instrumental Unit, a chamber ensemble of diverse instruments devoted to playing the new music of living composers. He also enjoys teaching people of all ages and maintains a private studio in New York City.

Sullivan earned an artist diploma from the Juilliard School as a protege of Paul Jacobs, who has performed at the abbey. He also holds a master's degree from Yale University. He received his degree from Oberlin Conservatory. He is currently a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at the Juilliard School.

The memorial concerts are established in the name of Fr. John Bruce at St. Norbert Abbey. Bruce, a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac, was a close friend of St. Norbert Abbot Sylvester Killeen, O.Praem., and an honorary member of the Norbertine order. The St. Norbert Abbey is located at 1016 N. Broadway St., De Pere. The concerts are open to the public and donations can be given at the door.

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