This preview has been provided by First Presbyterian of Durham.

On Friday, September 28, 2012 at 7:30 p.m., the Durham-Chapel Hill chapter of the American Guild of Organists and First Presbyterian Church of Durham will present a concert featuring award-winning organist Dongho Lee. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free, and a free-will offering will be collected to benefit the Durham-Chapel Hill AGO’s scholarship and development programs.

The concert will open with a piece by 19th century French organist and composer, Marcel Dupré, followed by pieces by Percy Whitlock and Felix Mendelssohn. The second half of the program will feature works by Charles Ives, Charles-Marie Widor, and Petr Eben.

Durham resident Dongho Lee was awarded both the First Prize (the Lilian Murtagh Memorial Prize) and the Audience Prize in the 2010 American Guild of Organists National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance, which was held at the 50th national convention of the Guild in Washington, D.C. A native of Seoul, South Korea, Lee received degrees from Yonsei University in Korea and Yale University in New Haven, CT. She is currently completing her doctoral studies at Indiana University. Ms. Lee serves as Music Director and Organist at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, NC and plays weekly hour-long demonstrations of the organs of Duke University Chapel. Her first commercial recording was released in early summer 2011 on the Pro Organo label, and features 20th century organ music performed on the new C.B. Fisk organ at Indiana University. Ms. Lee is represented by Karen McFarlane Artists.

The public is invited to attend. First Presbyterian Church, which is handicap accessible, is located at 305 East Main Street, on the corner of Main and Roxboro Streets in downtown Durham.