HINCKLEY — Kennebec Valley Community College will present the first concert in the fall “Music at Moody” concert series. at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at the Moody Chapel at KVCC’s new Alfond Campus, U.S. Route 201.

Local organist Richard Dostie will be featured, according to a news release from the college.

Concert goers will be treated to a range of music — baroque, classical, and contemporary — of J.S. Bach, Cesar Franck, Calvin Taylor, and Josef Rheinberger all played by Dostie on the Chapel’s historic pipe organ. The organ was installed in 1927 and built by Ernest M. Skinner, an innovative and highly prolific organ builder from Massachusetts who was considered the pre-eminent organ builder in this country, according to the release. Skinner’s fine instruments can be found across the United States in places such as Symphony Hall in Boston, the Cathedral of Saint John the Devine and Lincoln Center in New York City, and the Mormon Tabernacle in Utah, according to the release.

Dostie, a native of Fairfield, is organist at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Waterville, and is the longtime music director of the Penobscot Bay Singers in Belfast. He is rehearsal accompanist for the Colby-Kennebec Choral Society and also appears with other performing groups at Colby.

“It is an honor for us to share great music from this local treasure played by a member of our community,” said Richard Hopper, president of Kennebec Valley Community College, in the release. “Music at Moody is a KVCC initiative to open the chapel to the public and support local charities through concerts and performance events.”

Tickets for this month’s concert are $10 in advance for adults and $12 at the door, $5 in advance for teens 13-17 years old and $6 at the door, and free for children 12 and younger. Fifteen percent of the concert proceeds will benefit the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter. Tickets can be purchased online at kvcc.me.edu/pages/moody-chapel/music-151023.

For more information about this concert, or the Music at Moody Concert Series, contact Dr. Mark Kavanaugh at [email protected].


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