About Hastings, Nebraska
Awards & Recognition
Board of Trustees
Campus Map & Photos
Press & Media
» Identity Standards
» Press Releases
·· 2012 - 2013 Releases
·· 2011 - 2012 Releases
·· 2010 - 2011 Releases
·· 2009 - 2010 Releases
·· 2008 - 2009 Releases
·· 2007 - 2008 Releases
·· 2006 - 2007 Releases
·· 2005 - 2006 Releases
·· 2004 - 2005 Releases
» Speakers Bureau
Sustainability at HC
March 19, 2007 - Langenberg Organ Recital Series, sponsored by Hastings College and First Presbyterian Church
The fourth Langenberg Organ Recital will be held Sunday, March 25, at 5 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 621 N. Lincoln Ave., Hastings, Neb. The recital is free and open to the public. Following the recital, a light meal will be served in Fellowship Hall.
Performing will be John West, Los Angeles, Calif., artist in residence and organist at Bel Air Presbyterian Church.
West soloed with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and has been heard in film and recorded by world renowned artists such as jazz legends Nancy Wilson and Jennifer Holiday. He is in demand as a vocalist for movies, television, commercials and recordings and has performed and recorded with Bette Midler, Ricky Martin and Celine Dion.
West has worked on such films as: Spider Man, Meet the Parents, The Lion King, Matrix II, and Terminator III.
A clinician and workshop adviser, West received a master of music degree with honors from the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, Mass. He began playing the organ at the age of 13, and won numerous awards throughout high school and college as a keyboard artist and vocalist.
The Langenberg Organ Recital Series commemorates the 50-year anniversary of First Presbyterian Church’s Austin organ. Through the generosity of the Langenberg Music Endowment, a four-year organ enhancement/renovation project began in 2002.
The Langenberg Music Endowment was established in 2001 following the death of Luella Langenberg. The endowment provides for special needs of the church’s music program including the purchase of Steinway piano, honoraria for collegiate chancel choir section leaders, and for the purchase of Orff instruments.
The organ recital series is co-sponsored by the Hastings College Department of Music, the Hastings College Vocation and Values Program, and First Presbyterian Church.