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Midday Masterworks plans two performances
Violinist Robert Eversman will be the featured guest performer at the Midday Masterworks organ mini-recital Wednesday. (Photo supplied)
ONROE - Midday Masterworks, a quarterly organ mini-recital series, will begin its 17th season Wednesday with a program titled "A-B-C," featuring music of composers whose last names are Alcock, Albrechtsberger, Bach, Buxtehude, Corelli and Corl. The free half-hour program is scheduled for 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. at the United Methodist Church and from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. at St. Victor Catholic Church.

Monroe organist Deborah Krauss Smith will be joined by violinist Robert Eversman, who will play a solo piece by J.S. Bach and two movements from a violin sonata by Corelli. Eversman, who resides in rural Monroe, is music director/organist at Heritage Congregational Church in Madison, where he has served for the past 17 years. He holds a bachelor of arts in music from Northwestern University with a concentration in violin performance, having studied with Myron Kartman and Edgar Muenzer. He also holds the Master of Music from UW-Madison, where he studied organ with John Chappell Stowe. He is currently vice-president/AGO chapter sub-dean of the Madison-based Association of Church Musicians.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the organist has a double applied major in both organ and voice. She began organ studies in Monroe with the late Merruth Seaton, continuing with Jerry Evenrud and David O. Parsons while at UW-EC, and then for many years with the now late Lawrence G. Kelliher, former longtime organist/music director of Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison. She has served congregations of varying denominations as a church musician in Monroe, Eau Claire and Madison for over 40 years. A member of the American Guild of Organists, she is past president/AGO chapter dean of the Madison-based Association of Church Musicians.

Both churches are handicapped-accessible. A free-will donation will be accepted, which will go to the maintenance fund for each church's instrument. More detailed information is available at