On the afternoon of the Day of Pentecost Daniel Susan, newly appointed Minister of Music at St James Episcopal Church, Grosse Ile, Michigan, will present a free recital featuring the two pipe organs and harpsichord at the church. Most of the program will be made up of works by J.S. Bach, but some organ and harpsichord music of François Couperin will be be included as well as a few smaller works by other composers. The historic chapel houses a 1987 Charles Ruggles tracker-action organ of 11 ranks on two manuals and pedal. The main church houses a two-manual Möller, expanded in 2009 by Ross King to 25 ranks and awaiting completion to 27 ranks. The harpsichord is a Flemish-style single-manual copy of a Baroque instrument. The program will offer a rare opportunity to hear one program played on two organs of different tonal styles, as well as a harpsichord. Some of the Neumeister Chorales of Bach, rediscovered in the 1980's, will be repeated on each instrument to compare their various styles.
Organist Daniel Susan earned the Master of Music degree in organ performance at the College of Music, University of North Texas where he studied with Lenora McCroskey, Dale Peters, and Marie-Madeleine Duruflé. He has served various congregations in Arkansas, Texas, Arizona, and Michigan. He is accepting students in piano, organ, harpsichord, and music theory.