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French Organist Daniel Roth to Perform
At Hope College's Dimnent Chapel

Posted March 7, 2000

          HOLLAND -- An acknowledged leader of organ
  performance, French organ virtuoso Monsieur Daniel Roth will
  perform at Hope College on Tuesday, March 14, at 8 p.m. in
  Dimnent Memorial Chapel.
          The public is invited.  Admission is free.
          Acclaimed by London's "Musical Times" as "a master
  both stylistically and technically," Roth made his debut at
  age 20 on the organ of the Basilique du Sacré Coeur in
  Paris.  There he eventually succeeded his teacher, Madame
  Falcinelli, as Titular Organist.  He was later appointed
  Titular Organist at St. Sulpice in Paris, and was Artist-in-
  Residence of the National Shrine of the Immaculate
  Conception in Washington, D.C.
          Upon returning to France, he assumed teaching
  positions at the Conservatory of Marseille, the Conservatory
  of Strasbourg, and the Musikhochshules of Saarbrücken and
  Frankfurt am Main.  In 1971, Roth won the prestigious Grand
  Prix de Chartres.
          He has toured extensively in Europe, Great
  Britain, Scandinavia, Japan, the United States and Canada,
  and has been guest artist at the Third Congress of Organists
  (Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia), the national
  convention of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and
  the national convention of The American Guild of Organists
  (Detroit).
          His latest CD releases are titled "Prelude and
  Fugue on B-A-C-H," and the "Fantasie and Fugue on 'Ad nos.'"
          His March 14 performance will include selections
  such as "Fantasia Chromatica," by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck;
  Bach's "Sonata II in C minor, BWV 526"; César Franck's
  "Interlude Symphonique," transcribed by Roth for organ from
  the orchestral score; and "Improvisation on a submitted
  theme," composed by Roth himself.
          This recital was made possible with the generous
  support of the college's Tom Donia Memorial Organ Fund.  The
  fund was created in 1990 by family and friends of Tom Donia,
  a 1971 Hope graduate who died in 1990.  The director of
  communications for the American Red Cross, Donia had a life-
  long interest in music.
          Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located on the corner
  of 12th Street and College Avenue on the campus of Hope
  College.
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