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Sweet Music in North Georgia

Calvert JohnsonIf you happen to be in the Atlanta area this weekend you might want to make your way to Jasper, where the Episcopal Church of the Holy Family presents internationally acclaimed organist Calvert Johnson ’71 in an organ concert of works from the Middle East, featuring music by Baboukas, Hovhaness and Hakim.

Johnson is the Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of Music and College Organist Emeritus, Agnes Scott College, and Organist, First Presbyterian, Marietta, Georgia. At Agnes Scott, he taught courses in Sacred Music, Women in Music, Music before 1750, as well as organ and harpsichord lessons. Johnson earned the doctorate and master’s in organ performance at Northwestern University, where he studied with Karel Paukert.

At K, Johnson majored in music and studied abroad in Madrid, Spain. The concert occurs Sunday, April 17, at 3:30 p.m. It is the eighth in a season of free concerts. Holy Family is located at 202 Griffith Road in Jasper.