Faber enjoys international acclaim during her six-week European tour
Trudy Faber, professor of music and department chair, received international
recognition this summer during her six-week concert throughout Europe.
During the time, Faber gave eight performances in four countries, playing
on both historic and modern church organs. “Because every organ was
different, every recital had to be different,” Faber said.
“In most cases, I spent two days prior to the recital working out
all the different sounds I would use for each piece.” Faber’s
first recital was at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London as part of a summer
“My name and that of Wittenberg were on poster boards all around
the catherdral,” she said. Faber then traveled to The American Church
in Paris to play on the modern Baroque von Beckeroth organ.
Faber also performed on the one manual Hildebrandt, which Johann Sebastian
Bach once tested and approved, at the Kreuzkirche in Stormthal, Germany.
“Since there has been no restoration or rebuilding of this organ,
the keys I played were the very ones Bach himself had played,” she
Other performances in Germany included ones at the Nicolaikirche in Leipzig,
one of the two churches where Bach worked during his years as a cantor of
Leipzig from 1723 to 1750.
She also performed at the 900-year-old Romanesque St. Kilianskirche in
Bad Lausick, at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig where Bach is buried and at
the Dreikonigskirche in Frankfurt.
The latter was arranged by alumnus Klaus Rehnig, ’68.“This
was my best performance of all and was an unequivocal success,” she