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Organ Concert - Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the SOU Worth Harvey Organ

Come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of SOU's Worth Harvey pipe organ and hear Dr. Margaret R. Evans perform an all - organ concert "Pipes and Pedals" on Friday, August 23 at 2pm. Free and open to the public.

Parking is Free in Lot #36 across from the Music Building. 

A free reception will follow the concert to celebrate the milestone. 

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Dr. Margaret Evans is Professor of Music Emerita at Southern Oregon University where she continues as the Adjunct Instructor of Organ. Her degrees are from Chatham University, the University of Michigan, and the Eastman School of Music (the University of Rochester), where she also earned the Performer’s Certificate in organ.

Dr. Evans has played recitals and presented workshops throughout this country on a variety of organ and organ literature topics. She also had a nearly 50-year career as a church musician (organist/choir director) for a variety of churches. Currently she is Chair of the OLLI at SOU Communications and Community Outreach Committee, Dean of the Southern Oregon Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and a trustee of the Southern Oregon University Foundation.

The SOU Music Recital Hall pipe organ was installed in 1974 after a nation-wide fundraising effort led by Medford resident, Agnes Flanagan. Worth Harvey gave the largest donation, thus the organ was named for him. The instrument was built by Balcom and Vaughan, a Seattle builder, and has 36 stops with nearly 2000 pipes over three manual and pedal divisions. 

In 2000 solid state stop action was installed. Nearly all money spent on the organ has been privately raised. Dozens of organ students have used it as a practice and recital instrument. Nationally- and internationally known artists have played it, and it was used prominently in the 1997 Northwest Regional Convention of the American Guild of Organists. For detailed information about the instrument, see

Friday, August 23 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

SOU Music Recital Hall, 114
450 S Mountain Ave Ashland, OR 97520

Event Type

Local Events

Target Audience

Prospective Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Students, Community



FREE and open to the public.

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