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Organist Kola Owolabi in concert at Hyde Park Community UMC
January 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pmFree
Kola Owolabi is Associate Professor of Organ at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has had an active career as a solo recitalist throughout North America, as well as international venues wuch as the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and Église du Bouclier in Strasbourg, France. He has been a featured performer for conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society, and has performed numerous concerts as organist and harpsichordist with the Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire and Firebird Chamber Orchestra, based in Miami Florida. Dr. Owolabi is a published composer and has received commissions from the Royal Canadian College of Organists and the Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto. His solo organ composition “Dance” was was selected for the Royal Canadian College of Organists National Competition in August 2013, and his choral works have been performed internationally by ensembles such as the Santa Cruz Chorale and the Nashville Chamber Singers. In 2002, Dr. Owolabi was awarded second prize and audience prize at the American Guild of Organists National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance.