First United Methodist Church
Albany, OR 


First Presbyterian Church
New Bern, NC


WORLD PREMIERE
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 MINUTES
Wooster United Methodist Church
Wooster, OH


Nestucca Valley Presbyterian Church

Pacific City, OR


Mary McDonald Concert Series
First Presbyterian Church
Fort Smith, AR


Zion Lutheran Church
Wausau, WI 


St. Paul Lutheran Church
St. Louis, MO

First Presbyterian Church
Kennewick, WA

First Christian Church
Peoria, IL

Music on Market
Wooster United Methodist Church
Wooster, OH 

The First Baptist Church in America
 Providence, RI


Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah

Trinity Lutheran
Lutheran Church
Klein Texas

Prince of Peace
Lutheran Church
Largo Florida

Rodgers Instrument Corporation
Hillsboro, OR

Sundays@3
Church of the Good Samaritan
  and
Oregon Music Teachers Association,
Linn-Benton District
Corvallis, OR      

St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Music at St Paul's Concert Series
Des Peres, MO

United Methodist Church
Music on Market Concert Series
Wooster, OH

St. John's Lutheran Church
2013 Region VIII Convention
of the American Guild of Organists
Salem, OR

First United Methodist Church
A Rodeheaver Series Concert
 Warsaw, IN

Manchester University
 North Manchester, IN
A Fine Arts Series Concert
Fort Wayne, IN

St John Lutheran Church
 Fort Wayne Chapter
American Guild of Organists Event

First United Methodist Church
SW Jersey Chapter of the
American Guild of Organists Event
Mooreston, NJ

 St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Omaha, NE

WORLD PREMIER OF THE GERMAN VERSION OF
BACH AND SONS

Stadpfarrkirche St. Peter und Paul
Inn4tler Sommer Fest Concert
Ried, Austria

St. John's Episcopal Church
An AGO Event
Tulsa, Oklahoma

First Presbyterian Church
An MTNA Concert Event
Newport, Oregon

 Christ Episcopal Church
Christ Church Concert Series
Eureka, California

First United Methodist Church
Fine Arts Series and AGO Event
Camarillo, California

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Evensong Concert Series
Salem, Oregon

Nestucca Valley Presbyterian Church
Pacific City Arts Association Concert
Pacific City, Oregon

 BACH AND SONS  WORLD PREMIER
Anchorage, Alaska
First Congregational Church
November 21, 2010


A more complete list of performances can be seen on . 

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From Sea to Shining Sea

UPcoming Pro-motion music events

feature newsletter article      of the month

 

 

Jordan Organ Studio Fall Concert

 

Saturday, December 9, 2017
1:00 p.m.

 

 

Zion Lutheran Church
Hillsboro, OR

 

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Around the World in 80 Minutes

Organ and Multimedia Concert

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist
with
David Jordan,

media artist

 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Private Performance

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Around the World in 80 Minutes

Organ and Multimedia Concert

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist
with
David Jordan,

media artist

 

Sunday, February 18, 2018
at 3:00 p.m.

Who's on Third? Concert Series
Woodburn United
Methodist Church
700 N Cascade Dr,

Woodburn, OR 97071
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Contact Jeannine today at jeannine@promotionmusic.org 
to add your city to the 2018 tour of Around the World in 80 Minutes.


To discover more visit
 

www.aroundtheworldin
80minutes.org

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Around the World in 80 Minutes

Organ and Multimedia Concert

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist
with
David Jordan,

media artist

 

Saturday, March 4, 2018
at 7:00 p.m.

St Paul Lutheran Church

12345 Manchester Rd,

St. Louis,  MO 63131 

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Around the World in 80 Minutes

Organ and Multimedia Concert

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist
with
David Jordan,

media artist

 

Rescheduled from October 8 2017
New Date
Sunday, April 8, 2018
at 3:00 p.m.

First Methodist Church
1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 
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Around the World in 80 Minutes

Organ and Multimedia Concert

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist
with
David Jordan,

media artist

 

Sunday, April 15, 2018
at 3:00 p.m.

Fairlawn Lutheran Church

3415 W Market St,

Fairlawn, OH 44333

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Around the World in 80 Minutes

Organ and Multimedia Concert

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist
with
David Jordan,

media artist

 

 April 18 or 19, 2018

 

Location and date TBD
Cincinnati, OH

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From Sea to Shining Sea

Organ and Multimedia Concert

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist
with
David Jordan,

media artist

 

Sunday, April 29, 2018
at 3:00 p.m.

Nelson Hall Theatre 

Performing Arts at Elim Park

150 Cook Hill Rd,

Cheshire, CT 06410

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Bach and Sons

Organ and Multimedia Concert

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist
with
David Jordan,

media artist

 

Friday, May 11, 2018
at 7:00 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church

121 S Harrison St,

Saginaw, MI  48602

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From Sea to Shining Sea

Organ and Multimedia Concert

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist
with
David Jordan,

media artist

 

Friday, May 18, 2018
at 7:00 p.m.

University Christian Church
Fort Worth, Texas
Sponsored by the
Fort Worth Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and University Christian Church

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From Sea to Shining Sea

Organ and Multimedia Concert

Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist
with
David Jordan,

media artist

Sunday, September 9, 2018
at 7:00 p.m.

 

St. John's Lutheran Church
Orange, CA

 

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Past performances

Pro-Motion Music

O Come, All Ye...Faithful?

Jeannine Jordan

 

The Christmas tree was lit; the bows were perfectly tied on the swag -- I think they were the plaid red and green bows that year.  The wedding candelabra were well disguised with fresh cut greenery and faintly glowed with a dozen candles, and the Advent wreath with all the proper colored candles in place was waiting to be lit.  The choir was nervously assembled at the back of the church for their semi-annual procession -- down the middle aisle -- up four steps to the communion table -- left or right four steps -- down two steps to the Christmas tree platform -- around two corners -- up two steps into the choir loft -- turn -- up four steps -- turn and stand in place.  Complicated to say the least!

 

The light man was in place at the strategically placed light switch which allowed absolutely no sight of the sanctuary.  The coldly stoic pastor stood statue-like and prepared for the most joyous service of the year.  The organist had just finished a glorious prelude of Balbastre noels and she was ready to launch into the opening strains of "O Come, All Ye Faithful" -- a very well-known but actually not oft-played hymn -- just a one-time-per-year Christmas carol.

 

The stops were pulled on that great and powerful tracker organ -- yes, it was an occasion for full organ!  The great strains sounded forth, the introduction was played, the unsmiling pastor started the procession with the congregation giving full voice to a favorite carol. 

 

The choir followed behind marching two-by-two:  the "red coats" and the "blue coats" in their respective and distinguishing robes.  The "blue coats" were the young upstart choir of the first service.  The "red coast" -- the "I've sung in this very choir for 42 years" choir -- normally sang in the second service.  Ah, but I digress;  that is a tale for another story.

 

 

The beauty of that 11:00 p.m. Midnight Candlelight Christmas Eve Service was an inspiration to behold: a great organ sounded forth, a congregation was singing with joy, and choir members made their way solemnly down the middle aisle, and up the four steps to the communion table.  There they made the turn directly in front of the not-yet-lit Advent wreath, turned, and took four steps.  Ah, the tricky part was coming: verse two of "O Come."  The singing became a bit more indistinct as the congregation started searching for the words and the choir started negotiating the two steps down to the Christmas tree platform -- around two corners -- up two steps -- turn -- up four more steps and -- (whew!) -- into the choir loft.

 

 

Basses and tenors, by now not singing at all as verse three began, turned and made the final steps into the choir loft as the loudly --(but dare I say well-) played organ took over.  Verse four and the ladies of the combined choir mounted the platform, turned at the Communion table, and started down and around the dimly-lit Christmas tree.  Suddenly and without warning the lights of the ENTIRE -- and I mean ENTIRE -- sanctuary, including the all-important light on the music desk of the organ -- went out!  BLACK!  Totally dark!  A dozen extraneous candles tried bravely to give light to the inky blackness, but to no avail.  The domino theory had begun!

 

 

The proper alto section who were just making who were just making their way past two long-reaching tree branches, were discombobulated.  They went down!  Yes, down on their hands and knees.  The all-perfect sopranos, following at the steps, also went down into the tree and onto the proper altos.  The "blue-coat" choir director, bringing up the rear of this procession, found herself tumbled under the tree with her most unbecoming blue-coated side facing the blind congregation as she searched frantically under the unsuspecting Christmas tree for her glasses knocked off in the fray.

 

Oh, and did I mention the organist?  Ah, yes!  When the glory and joyful light of that Christmas Eve night went black, her fingers ceased their faithful dance on the keys and became helpless sticks unable to find any of the proper keys to continue the carol.  But continue she did.  Also, being unable to find the stops to quiet the noise, she continued to smash keys in a random and incredibly raucous fashion.  Was it the cacophony of the angels?  Ah, but the comments hurled at the mostly deaf -- and certainly now blind -- sanctuary light man, probably not.  Said sound and light man simply stared as his board unaware of the chaos his simple flick of a switch had created.

 

What happened next?  Did the service continue?  Did it end at 12:30 -- the other midnight hour -- in calm and repose with the singing of "Silent Night"?  The memory has dimmed to inconsequential.

                                                                 

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This story is one of many from my book,

On the Heels of An Organist.

This book of humorous, poignant and joyous stories
would be a perfect Christmas gift for 
yourself, a friend or your church organist. 

Please contact me at

jeannine@promotionmusic.org for details.