Faculty Recital featuring Tim Marek, organ

The SNU School of Music proudly presents Tim Marek, organ, in faculty recital, Tuesday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Cantrell Hall, located just north of 39th and College on the campus of Southern Nazarene University.

Marek’s performance marks the third concert event in the SNU 2003-2004 Concert Arts Series. The program will feature a variety of repertoire including compositions by J.S. Bach, Vierne, Buxtehude, Howells, Preston, and Guilmant. Marek will also perform the famous “Toccata” from Widor’s Fifth Symphony for Organ and several hymn arrangements.

“A wide variety of music has been specifically selected for this program,” said Marek. “I sincerely hope it will be a program the audience will enjoy.”

The recital is being offered to give the University and the surrounding Oklahoma City community the opportunity to hear the Schlicker organ at SNU. Installed nearly 25 years ago in 1979, the instrument was custom-built specifically for Cantrell Hall by the Schlicker Organ Company of Buffalo, New York.

“The organ is one of the most versatile instruments with its variety of tonal resources. One can play a variety of music that ranges from a tender, lyric quality to the most vibrant, powerful type all in a single instrument.”

Marek serves as staff accompanist and adjunct professor of organ and piano for the SNU School of Music. Marek has held various positions in the Oklahoma City area as a church musician, and is currently the Associate Organist at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Marek received his bachelor of arts in Music and bachelor of science in Accounting from Southern Nazarene University. Marek also earned his master of music degree in Organ Performance from the University of Oklahoma, where he has started studies toward a doctoral degree. Marek studied organ under Eleanor Whitsett, David Miller, and Clark Kelly of OU.

Admission is free. For more information, contact the School of Music at 405.491.6345.