This week, Rush Hour presented “ORGAN 102: Fantasies, Preludes, and Fugues of J.S. Bach,” featuring organist Bruce J. Barber II, St. James’ Director of Cathedral Music. A live video feed of the performance performance was projected onto a screen on the stage, making the organist visible to the audience from his position in the music gallery. Cameras filmed Mr. Barber’s hands and feet, displaying the incredible skill and dexterity required to play the organ.

Special thanks to the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chicago for their sponsorship in part of Tuesday’s concert event.

Bruce J. Barber II rehearsing for Tuesday’s performance

The foot pedals of the organ: a keyboard that is played with the feet and volume pedals

An audience member browses the information provided by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chicago, a sponsor of today’s concert

Organist Bruce Barber addresses a group of audience members during the post-concert organ tour

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