August 4, 2022 – Juan A. Mesa

Date: August 4, 2022
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: 207 York Street, Bangor, Maine 04401
2022 Summer Concert Series

On August 4, Juan A. Mesa (Norton, MA) performs music of J.S. Bach, Marcel Dupré, and Josef Rheinberger.  A native of Puerto Montt in Chile, Mesaholds a Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance and composition from Western Connecticut State University, and both a Master of Music degree in organ performance and a PhD in Music Theory from Indiana University. His teachers include Stephen Roberts and Christopher Young in organ, Elisabeth Wright, harpsichord, and Todd Wilson and Jeffrey Smith, organ improvisation. Dr. Mesa has performed solo recitals across the US, Canada, Chile, and Argentina, and has collaborated with the Indiana-based Exordium Baroque Ensemble, the Choirs of Trinity Episcopal Church in Indianapolis, MYRIAM ensemble of Boston, and the University of Notre Dame’s Children’s Choir, among others. He is co-founder of Le Note Diverse, a Boston-based early music ensemble that specializes in under-represented music for plucked instruments and early keyboards. Dr. Mesa is an AGO Regional Competition for Young Organists’ first prize winner, and has performed organ concerts at regional and national AGO conventions and competitions. As a conductor, he specializes in historically-informed performances of baroque and early classical repertoire for voices and instruments, and has led projects including all-Bach and all-Buxtehude marathons. He is currently College Organist and Assistant Professor of Music Performance  (organ) at Wheaton College in Norton, MA, as well as Music Minister at the Roslindale Congregational Church in Boston, and Director of Music and Organist at St. Leonard of Port Maurice Parish.