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Union hosts Gerre Hancock

JACKSON, Tenn.Sept. 22, 2003 – Union University will host a performance by organist Gerre Hancock Sept. 25 at 8:15 p.m. in the G. M. Savage Memorial Chapel.

Hancock is the organist and master of choristers at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York City. He has served on the faculty at Juilliard since 1971 and teaches improvisation on a visiting basis at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University.

Hancock's performance has been called "a triumph of creativity" by the Washington Post and "a splendid feat of musical imagination" by the Calgary Herald. His discography includes Christmas Improvisations, Fanfare and Improvisation II.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Union University Department of Music at (731) 661-5345.

Media contact: Todd Starnes, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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