EMU Prof Keys Up for Organ Recital

John FastAn Eastern Mennonite University music department faculty member will give an organ recital 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at Park View Mennonite Church, N. College Ave. in Harrisonburg.

John W. Fast, an assistant professor of music at EMU, will play works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Henry Purcell, Felix Mendelssohn, Alexandre Guilmant, Dan Locklair, Robert Hobby and James Woodman.

Fast, who joined the EMU faculty in 1975, received his undergraduate bachelor’s degree from Bethel College, N. Newton, Kan., and a master’s in music degree from Indiana University. He is the organist at Park View Mennnonite Church and a frequent accompanist for the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival and the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir.

The two-manual Dyer organ with 20 ranks of pipes was installed in the Park View church sanctuary in early 1996.

The recital is open to everyone at no admission charge.