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Organ Concert and Performance

Event Details

July 23, 2023 2:00 PM — July 23, 2023 3:00 PM

Event Description

Join us for the third concert in our 43rd annual Union Sunday School Organ Concert Series. For our July concert, we will be entertained by concert organist Matthew Gender of Mason City.

Concert starts at 2:00 pm at the Union Sunday School (406 Larrabee St.) in Clermont. A short reception of refreshments will follow the concert at the Clermont Opera House.

The concert is free and open to the public.


Matt Gender, DMA, is a concert organist and church musician currently living in Mason City, Iowa. He holds degrees in organ performance from the University of Florida and the University of Kansas, where he studied with Laura Ellis, James Higdon, and Michael Bauer. Matt is an award-winning improviser, having taken prizes in the AGO NCOI and the University of Michigan’s Organ Improvisation Competition. 

Matt is an active recitalist and has performed throughout the country, specializing in improvisation, especially to silent films. He is a specialist in modernist organ repertoire, and organ literature of France post 19th century. He is also a practiced electroacoustic composer and sound engineer, and has his own music studio. When he’s not playing organ or making music, he is a student pilot and avidly enjoys flying airplanes!