The Fisk Festival @ First

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary
of the Installation of the

C.B. Fisk, Opus 133

First Presbyterian Church, Santa Fe
October 19 through November 10, 2018

208 Grant Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Master classes co-sponsored with
the Albuquerque Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

First Presbyterian Church is proud to welcome four outstanding organists to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the installation of the C.B.Fisk, Opus 133.  For four weeks this autumn you can hear world-class concerts and attend or participate in master classes featuring these outstanding musicians:

Janette Fishell
Scott Montgomery
Kimberly Marshall
Nathan Laube

All events are free and open to the public. If you would like to participate in a master class, please email
Concerts begin at 5:30pm on Fridays — master classes are 10:00am to Noon on Saturdays.
(Programs are subject to change at the discretion of the artists.)

Plan now to attend one, some, or all of these special events. Learn more about the Fisk, Opus 133, here.
The Fisk Festival @ First is presented as a part of the TGIF Concert Series of the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe.
Inquiries, please email

Janette Fishell

in concert—Friday, October 19, 5:30pm
master class—Saturday, October 20, 10:00am-Noon
(concert program)

Janette Fishell holds degrees with honors in organ performance from Indiana University and Northwestern University; her teachers include Wilma Jensen, Wolfgang Rübsam, Richard Enright, Anita Werling, Robert Byrd and Clyde Holloway, augmented by sabbatical study in Germany where she received further coaching on Baroque and German Romantic repertoire and performance practice from Ludger Lohmann.

Named Young Organist of the Year by Keyboard Arts, Inc. while still an undergraduate, Dr. Fishell is a recitalist and teacher of international standing. She has performed in many of the world’s greatest concert venues including Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles; Suntory Hall, Tokyo; King’s College, Cambridge; Berlin’s Schauspielhaus; the Liszt Academy, Budapest; the Prague Spring Festival; and has been a featured recitalist and lecturer at eight national conventions and nine regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists.  Her solo recitals for the 2006 national convention of the AGO in Chicago were critically acclaimed as “flawless” and a convention highlight.  Her two solo recitals on the C. B. Fisk Opus 55 organ of historic Old West Church, Boston at the 2014 National Convention of the AGO were hailed as convention highlights, “a precious jewel … the perfect match between performer, organ and music.  Fishell has emerged as one of the best Bach performers on the planet.”  The author of numerous articles and a book on service playing published by Abingdon Press, she is widely recognized as a leading authority on the organ music of Czech composer Petr Eben. […read more]

Scott Montgomery

in concert—Friday, October 26, 5:30pm
master class—Saturday, October 27, 10:00am-Noon
(concert program)


“You expressed every musical sound this organ has to offer…and then some! Bravo!” Peoria, Illinois

“Montgomery makes much of the agile, brightly articulated instrument to stake a strong claim for both organ and organist.” Choir & Organ March/April 2010″

His musicality, with due regard to the spaces between the notes, would be a master-class for many of his contemporaries.” Organists’ Review

“Your Playing was flawless, musical, and expressive. Your rapport with the audience was amazing! This was an event our people will remember and treasure for years to come.” Petoskey, Michigan


Acclaimed as a sensitive and rock-solid performer with a delicate, yet commanding use in registering the many colors of the instrument (The American Organist), Scott Montgomery holds an active career in all facets as a musician. He is currently the Associate Director of Music and Organist for Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas, a private instructor of piano and organ, and a widely respected concert organist. […read more]

Kimberly Marshall

in concert—Friday, November 2, 5:30pm
master class—Saturday, November 3, 10:00am-Noon
(concert program)

Kimberly Marshall is known worldwide for her compelling programs and presentations of organ music. She is an accomplished teacher, having held positions at Stanford University and the Royal Academy of Music, London. Winner of the St. Albans International Organ Playing Competition in 1985, she has been a recitalist, workshop leader and adjudicator at 7 National Conventions of the American Guild of Organists.  From 1996-2000, she served as a project leader for the Göteborg Organ Research Center (GOArt) in Sweden.  She currently holds the Patricia and Leonard Goldman Endowed Professorship in Organ at Arizona State University.

Kimberly’s compact disc recordings feature music of the Italian and Spanish Renaissance, French Classical and Romantic periods, and works by J. S. Bach.  Her most recent recording, Recital in Handel’s Church, includes music by Bach and Handel on the new instrument in London at St. George’s, Hanover Square. Her recording of Arnolt Schlick on the 500th anniversary of its publication (2012) and a CD/DVD set entitled A Fantasy through Time (2009) received great critical acclaim.  Her expertise in medieval music is reflected in her recording, Gothic Pipes, as well as through her scholarly contributions in such publications as the Grove Dictionary of Music and the Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages.  To increase awareness of this repertoire, she published anthologies of late-medieval and Renaissance organ music in 2000 and 2004. […read more]

Nathan Laube

in concert—Friday, November 9, 5:30pm
master class—Saturday, November 10, 10:00am-Noon
(concert program)

In addition to serving as Assistant Professor of Organ on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music, and his new position as International Consultant in Organ Studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, UK, Nathan Laube’s extensive recital career includes major venues spanning four continents, with appearances at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Berlin Cathedral, the Dortmund Konzerthaus, St. Bavo Church, Haarlem, the Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, and the Sejong Center, Seoul.  Highlight performances in the USA include Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles; Verizon Hall, Philadelphia; Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco; The Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas TX; Overture Hall, Madison, WI; the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN; Washington National Cathedral; Kauffman Center’s Helzberg Hall in Kansas City, MO; and Spivey Hall in Morrow, GA.  His recent appearances have included the first inaugural recital of the restored Harrison & Harrison organ of King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, as well as performances at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.  In May of 2018 he will play the Hindemith Kammermusik VII with the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker (formerly Orchestra Academy).  Nathan also frequently presents concert tours in the United Kingdom, where highlight venues have included York Minster, Canterbury Cathedral, Exeter Cathedral, Ely Cathedral, Hereford Cathedral and Truro Cathedral; and in 2019 he will perform the complete Bach Clavierubung III at London’s Royal Festival Hall. Also in 2019, he will perform a solo recital at Maison Radio France in Paris, France. […read more]