Mark Ignatovich will give an Advent Organ recital in St. Mary’s Church of the Immaculate Conception, 134 South Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, on Sunday, December 7 at 3:00 p.m. The program will feature organ music on Advent hymn tunes and chants by Johann Sebastien Bach, Richard Warner, David N. Johnson, Paul Manz, Wayne L. Wold, Mark Sedio, Malcolm Archer, Charles Callahan, and Adolphus Hailstork.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Education, graduating cum laude from Marywood University, Scranton where he studied organ with Sr. Jeremy Hornung, IHM and Robert Rosenkrans, and a Master of Arts degree in Musicology, majoring in music theory with minors in music history and composition, from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC with further post graduate studies also completed at CUA (Ph.D. all but dissertation). While a student at Catholic University, Mark studied organ with Wojciech Wojtasiewicz. Since 1986, Mark has served as Director of Music Ministry for St. Mary’s Church of the Immaculate Conception.
The 46 rank parish pipe organ was built by the Müller and Abel organ company of New York in 1901 and rebuilt by Patrick Murphy and associates from Stowe, PA in 2013.