Florence Jowers: March 29, 2019


Florence Jowers recently began a position at Christ Lutheran Church in Staunton, Virginia, as Director of Music. She is Processor Emerita of Music at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina, where she taught for nineteen years in the Sacred Music Program, was University Organist, and founded and directed the Lenoir-Rhyne Youth Chorus.

Her dual interests have always been organ performance and youth choirs, and she has been active in professional organizations in both disciplines. The Lenoir-Rhyne Youth Chorus, under her direction, has sung in England, France, Germany and Austria, as well as throughout the Southwest United States.

Ms. Jowers has served as president of the Regions 2 of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, Dean of the Hickory Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and has served on the executive board and as secretary of the Charlotte Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. She has served as clinician for many professional conferences including ACDA, ALCM, AGO and PAM. She has performed in the United States and Germany and also Austria, Latvia and the Czech Republic.

She received music degrees in organ performance and church music from the Yale University School of Music in New Haven, Connecticut and Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. She was the recipient of a Rotary International Fellowship for post-graduate study abroad at which time she studied with Anton Heiller at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, Austria and with Peter Planyavsky at St. Stephens’s Cathedral.

Florence and her husband, Dr. Paul Weber, also an Emeritus Music Professor from Lenoir-Rhyne University, have three grown children and four grandchildren.

THE PROGRAM: Bach as Student and Teacher

Prelude in C Major: Georg Böhm (1661-1733)

An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653b: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Chorale Fantasy for Organ on Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält, BWV 1128: J.S. Bach

Chaconne in E Minor, BuxWV 160: Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Prelude and Fugue in E Major: BWV 566: J.S. Bach

Italian Fantasy in F Major: Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713-1780)

Trio in F Major: Krebs

Fugue in B-flat Major (on B-A-C-H): Krebs

Prelude and Fugue in G Major, Opus 37, 2: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Prelude and Fugue in B Minor, BWV 544: J.S. Bach

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