Mark Edwards

First prize winner in the 2012 Musica Antiqua Bruges International Harpsichord Competition, Canadian harpsichordist and organist Mark Edwards is recognized for his captivating performances, bringing the listener “to new and unpredictable regions, using all of the resources of his instrument, […] of his virtuosity, and of his imagination” (La Libre Belgique). Since 2016, he is Assistant Professor of Harpsichord at Oberlin Conservatory. 

He has given solo recitals at a number of prominent festival and concert series, including the Utrecht Early Music Festival, Bozar (Brussels), the Montreal Baroque Festival, and Clavecin en concert (Montreal). He has had concerto performances with a number of award-winning ensembles, including Il Gardellino (Belgium), Neobarock (Germany), and Ensemble Caprice. Also an active chamber musician, he is the artistic director of Poiesis, collaborates regularly with Les Boréades de Montréal and Les Délices, and has performed with Tafelmusik and Pallade Musica. 

His début solo CD, Orpheus Descending, was released in 2017 on the early-music.com label and was reviewed warmly. Passaggi (ATMA 2013), his CD with the Canadian recorder player Vincent Lauzer, was nominated for an ADISQ award. His performances have been broadcast by American Public Media, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Klara (Belgium), and Radio 4 (Netherlands). 

 

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Friday – DECEMBER 6
PARKING INFORMATION FOR GRACE LUTHERAN: Street parking is available along Division Street and Bonnie Brae. Read signs carefully — there are some restrictions on weekdays. Evening and weekend parking is available in Concordia University’s parking garage, just south of Grace, and in the spaces marked “Concordia” in the park district lot on the north side of Division Street. To learn more please click here (Link to: http://www.graceriverforest.org/welcome/visit/)

Enter the church either via the entrance on Bonnie Brae or on Division Street.


Saturday – DECEMBER 7
PARKING/CTA INFORMATION FOR ST. JOHN CANTIUS: The church is accessible via the CTA Blue line (Chicago stop.) It is also accessible via two CTA bus routes: Bus 56 on Milwaukee Ave, and Bus 66 on Chicago Ave stop nearby.Street parking is available on Carpenter Street; plus free parking is available in the lot behind the church and the adjacent school (enter lot from Sangamon).  Don’t park in lot across the street. We recommend booking parking in advance at SpotHero (link to: spothero.com)


Sunday  – DECEMBER 8
PARKING/CTA INFORMATION FOR FIRST UNITED  METHODIST CHURCH: The large parking garage directly across from the church (on Church street) is FREE on Sundays (simply take a ticket and insert it at the machine at the exit when you leave.) Free street parking is available on the residential streets surrounding the church. The church is also accessible via the purple L line (Davis stop.)


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