Organ Recitals

At the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor

   The Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor will have a Sunday recital this week by Walter Klauss, and next week by John Walker, both at 3 p.m.. The musicians will use the church’s historic 1844 Erben pipe organ.
    Mr. Klauss, who made his debut as an organ recitalist at 17 at the Cleveland Museum of Art, is making his third appearance at the church. Mr. Klauss has been minister of music at All Souls Unitarian Church in Manhattan since 1976, while appearing as a recitalist with various symphonies. On Sunday, he will perform works by Bach, Buxtehude, and Langlais, as well as a piece he arranged for organ and handbells.
    Mr. Walker will present his first recital at the church. He has appeared in recitals with orchestras and choruses across the country, including several seasons with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and is currently Minister of Music Emeritus at the Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore.
    His performance will include an 1845 Mendelssohn sonata and concert variations on the National Anthem.
    Each performance will be followed by a reception to meet the artist. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger.