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Trumpet and Organ Concert at Homer Congressional Church


Apr 18, 2021
3:00 PM


Homer Congressional Church
28 S Main Street
Homer, NY 13077

(607) 423-1604

Trumpeter, Ralph Dudgeon, and organist, Ken Herman will perform a concert of Festive Music for Trumpet and Organ on Sunday 18 April 2021 at 3 PM in the Homer Congregational Church, 28 South Main Street, Homer, New York 13077.  The church is located on the historic Homer village green.  There is no admission charge, but a freewill offering will benefit the Food Pantry in Homer. The audience will be masked, and seated according to CDC guidelines. Ninety audience members can be accommodated.

The concert will feature a wide swath of music by Buxtehude, Viviani, Arauxo, Fasch, Boyce, Longlais, Hovhaness, Schroeder, Persichetti, Bernstein, and Ginastera.

The Performers:

Ralph Dudgeon is an internationally known trumpet soloist who specializes in period instrument performance as well as contemporary repertoire.  As Professor of Music (1985-2012) at the State University of New York, Cortland College, he conducted the orchestra, taught trumpet, world music and music history.  He researches and performs on the keyed bugle, a 19th century brass instrument that is in the midst of a modern revival.

Ken Herman received his degree in church music from St. Olaf College and has spent his career in church music.  He is the Director of Music and Organist Laureate of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, where he developed an extensive music program and concert series.  He has taught music history and San Diego State University and written music criticism for the Los Angeles Times.

As a duo, Dudgeon and Herman have given dozens of trumpet and organ performances since their initial musical collaboration in 1969 in San Diego.

Their early concerts featured the natural (valve-less) trumpet and a chamber organ playing Baroque sonatas.  They soon included modern classics for trumpet and organ and found themselves immersed in the experimental music culture of California in the 1970s.  Dudgeon’s move to the faculty of University of Texas at Dallas in 1981 marked a hiatus in the collaboration, but the duo re-immerged with recent performances in San Diego, Oakland and New York.

For more information, contact:  Ralph Dudgeon at 607.423.1604 or

Trumpet and Organ Concert at Homer Congressional Church

28 S Main Street
Homer, NY 13077

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