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Westminster Abbey Organist James O’Donnell Gives Recital in Rock Hill

James O’Donnell, world renowned organist and master of the choristers of Westminster Abbey in London, England, will give a recital February 14 at 3 p.m. in Byrnes Auditorium on the campus of Winthrop University in Rock Hill. O’Donnell has given concerts all over the world, and among recent notable events, directed the music for the 2011 wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and the memorial services for Nelson Mandela and Sir John Tavener. This recital is the first of The Friends of the D.B. Johnson Memorial Organ Performance Fund Recital Series, established by Hazel and Murray Somerville, in honor of the organ considered one of the most historic instruments in the Southeast, an Aeolian-Skinner installed in 1955 and designed by G. Donald Harrison.