Sept. 9: Chapel Organ 30th Anniversary Celebration
Please join us as we celebrate the history of our chapel organ at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, at the Chapel of Reconciliation. The event will feature performances by Dr. Marie Rubis Bauer '84, director of music and organist at the Cathedral of Saint Cecilia in Omaha, Neb. and director of the School of Music in the Archdiocese of Omaha’s Saint Cecilia Institute – an organization dedicated to the life-long formation in faith, liturgy and the arts and service. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and are free for students K-12 and those with an Augustana ID. Tickets are available at augietickets.com
Bauer's life-long work integrates teaching, composition, and mentoring adult and youth musicians in the performance of modern and ancient liturgical music and improvisation in worship. Committed to the pursuit of historically informed performance of early choral and organ music and inspired by Saint Cecilia Cathedral’s monumental Martin Pasi, Op. 14 dual temperament pipe organ, Bauer has developed an intergenerational music ministry that commits to the usage of the historic treasury of the Church’s vast repertory of Gregorian Chant in ancient notation and Choral Polyphony in the Church’s weekly liturgy.
As an organist, Bauer has performed on significant modern and historic instruments throughout the United States and in Sweden, Germany, Swtizerland, Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. As harpsichordist, she has performed as a regular member of numerous ensembles including Summerfest, the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, the Early Music Consort of Kansas City, and recently with the Omaha Chamber Music Society and as organ soloist with the Omaha Symphony in 2007. She is also the founding artistic director of Omaha Baroque and the Omaha Bach Festival.
Bauer is married to and enjoys making music with her husband, Michael Bauer, of Lawrence, Kansas, and professor of Organ and Church Music at the University of Kansas.