Release: Oct. 27, 2016
GAMBIER, Ohio — Kenyon College welcomes South African organist Zorada Temmingh for a free concert Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. in the Church of the Holy Spirit, 102 College Park St.
Temmingh is known as one of South Africa’s foremost organ improvisers. She has improvised soundtracks for silent films such as “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “The Phantom of the Opera.” She also is known for her improvisation work with church music. Temmingh has released five albums of her work and performs internationally.
For her contribution to classical music, Temmingh received a Kanna award at the KKNK, an annual cultural festival in South Africa, in 2006.
As a pianist, Temmingh performs as part of the popular Blondes piano duo, specializing in original medleys of classical and light music productions.
The event is part of the Warner Concert Series, sponsored by the Kenyon Department of Music and the Charlotte Warner Chamber Music Fund, established in memory of Charlotte Collins Warner, the wife of longtime history professor H. Landon Warner. For more information, contact the Kenyon Department of Music at 740-427-5197.