Thursday, January 5, 2006

Millersburg native Pat Schrock to present organ recital at Goshen College Jan. 14

Concert: Organ Recital – Pat Schrock
Date and time: Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Rieth Recital Hall, Goshen College Music Center
Cost: $8 adults, $5 seniors/students. GC students free with ID.
For more information: Tickets available at the Welcome Center by calling (574) 535-7566.
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GOSHEN, Ind. – Patricia J. Schrock, a native of Millersburg, Ind., and 1990 Goshen College graduate, has been active in church music for more than 20 years. Since 1996, she has served as the associate director of music at Holy Trinity Church in Washington, D.C. On Saturday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m., she will present an organ recital in Rieth Recital Hall, located in Goshen College’s Music Center.

As part of her recital, Schrock will be performing “Toccata in E Major” by Johann Ludwig Krebs, “Partita on Winchester New” by Bruce Neswick, “Sonata in A Major, Opus 65, No. 3” by Felix Mendelssohn, “Fantasia in G Major, BWV 572” by Johann Sebastian Bach, “O God beyond All Praising” and “All Things Bright and Beautiful” by Aaron David Miller and “Batalha De 6. Tom” by an anonymous 17th century composer.


At Holy Trinity, Schrock offers numerous liturgies, accompanies the choirs, directs the children’s choir and helps oversee the series, “Music at Trinity.” She oversaw the renovation of the 1925 E. M. Skinner organ in the main church and the 1999 installation of the tracker action organ by Visser & Associates in the chapel at Holy Trinity. An active performer in the Washington area and for the “Music at Trinity” series, she recently performed the Poulenc and Stephen Paulus Organ Concerti to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the historic E.M. Skinner organ. She also took part in the summer music organ series at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on the campus of Catholic University and performed the Duruflé “Requiem” with area choirs to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth. In December 2001, she performed the dedicatory organ recital on the new Visser organ in the Chapel of St. Ignatius at Holy Trinity.


Schrock has toured internationally with choirs to England and Ireland. She accompanied the Holy Trinity Parish Choir on its 1999 inaugural tour to Portugal and Spain and to France in 2001, performing in famous venues that feature some of the most prominent rgans in Europe. In 2004 the choir ventured to Brazil on a choir tour.


After graduating from Goshen College, Schrock went on to earn a master of arts degree at the University of Notre Dame. She has studied with former Goshen College music professor Marvin Blickenstaff, Gail Walton, Craig Cramer, John Metz and Robert Clark. In addition to her work at Trinity and as a performer, Schrock has a private piano studio of 20 students at Holy Trinity School, serves as the accompanist for Congregation Or Chadash in Damascus, Md., and serves as the dean for the District of Columbia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Tickets for the recital are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors/students. They are available at the Goshen College Welcome Center by calling (574) 535-7566.


Upcoming Goshen College organ concerts:


·    Saturday, March 18 – The Sunflower Trio (Matthew Schloneger, baritone; Rebecca Schloneger, violin; Kenneth Rodgers, keyboard), 7:30 p.m. in Rieth Recital Hall


·    Friday, April 7 – Christine Thögersen, organ, 7:30 p.m. in Rieth Recital Hall


Editors: For more information about this release, to arrange an interview or request a photo, contact Goshen College News Bureau Director Jodi H. Beyeler at (574) 535-7572 or




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