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Calvin Taylor to perform at Roscoe UMC

| September 11, 2014

COSHOCTON – Calvin Taylor, pianist and recording artist, will appear in a live concert of sacred music at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Roscoe United Methodist Church, 475 High St.

Dr. Taylor has toured throughout the world, performing in North and South America, Europe, Ukraine, and the Far East. Holding degrees in music from Oberlin Conservatory, The University of Michigan, and the University of Kentucky, Taylor has authored several music books, including “Spirituals for Piano,” “The Patriotic Piano,” “Spiritual Suite for Organ,” “Spirituals for Worship,” “Sacred Classics,” and “Five Spirituals for Organ.” With over 10 solo recordings to his credit, Taylor records for Master Disc Records. Movements from his Sunrise Symphony have been performed by several orchestras including Nashville, Shreveport, South Arkansas, Salt Lake City, and Detroit Symphony Orchestras.

Awarded a full scholarship to Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Taylor’s ability to improvise led him to become the first student in the school’s over 175 year history to improvise a graduate concert encore.

With an unusually-large hand span of over 1 1/2 octaves, Dr. Taylor presents sounds and colors at the keyboard which would normally require four hands.

Playing piano by ear at five years of age, he began formal lessons on his seventh birthday. He also studied other instruments, and was serving as a church organist at the age of 14. While in high school, Taylor was a member of both the Los Angeles Junior Philharmonic and the Southwest Youth Symphony.

There is no charge for admission. A freewill offering will be received. Pastor Dale Sutton and Director of Music Ministry Les Widder, cordially invites the community to this event.

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