MOORESVILLE – Chase Loomer, a guest organist, will perform for the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services Sunday, July 15, at First Baptist Church Mooresville.
Loomer is a rising first-year master’s student at the Yale University Institute of Sacred Music, where he will study organ with Martin Jean. He recently completed his bachelor’s of music in organ performance at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y.
A native of Charlotte, Loomer’s accomplishments include: first prize, 2018 Taylor Organ Competition; first prize, 2015 AGO/Quimby Southeast Regional Competition for Young Organists; and first prize, 2015 Sarasota-Manatee AGO Chapter Competition. Loomer has served as the interim organist at Centre Presbyterian Church in Mooresville and as a VanDelinder Fellow at Christ Church in Rochester, N.Y., where he was awarded the inaugural Casparini Prize for excellence in organ performance. Most recently, he was the Assistant Organist at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Greece, N.Y.
Loomer has also served as a summer music intern at Covenant Presbyterian Church and Christ Episcopal Church, both in Charlotte. His previous organ teachers include Dr. Patrick Scott and Dr. Katie Ann McCarty, and he studied piano with Dr. Dylan Savage and the late Dr. Ruskin Cooper.
Israeli Scouts to make a return visit
DAVIDSON – People should mark their calendars to watch the Israeli Scouts Friendship Caravan, who will perform at 7 p.m. on Aug. 1. A hotdog dinner will be provided for $3 starting at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the entire community.
The group of 11 Israeli performers travels across the United States bringing excitement, energy and friendship to North America. Their aim is to promote brotherhood, tolerance and respect among people of all faiths.
The performance will be held at Davidson United Methodist Church, 233 S. Main St.
The show is sponsored by the Jewish Council of Lake Norman, a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte.