University of Tampa organist next up in organ series concert

Ryan Hebert
Ryan Hebert

Continuing to bring quality performing art from around the world to south central Kansas, the next concert in the 2017-18 Andover Organ Series will feature organist, Dr. Ryan Hebert at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

Dr. Hebert is associate professor of music, director of choral studies and university organist at the University of Tampa (Fla.). As an organist, he has performed extensively in the United States as well as in England, Germany and the Netherlands. His program will feature music by Bedard, Bach, Bridge, Handel, Martinson and Vierne.

Hebert is an active member of the American Guild of Organists, a church musician and a Carillonneur member of the Guild of Carillonneurs of North America. He earned a D.M.A. from Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge), a M.M. from the University of Kansas (Lawrence) and a B.M. from the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa).

This third concert in the 2017-18 Andover Organ Series season is a continuation of the tenth anniversary celebration of the installation of the Andover organ at Hesston Mennonite Church.

Andover organs are built by the Andover Organ Company of Methuen, Mass. The company builds and restores mechanical action pipe organs, and since its founding in 1948, has restored more than 500 organs across the United States, as well as building new instruments, including the Opus 116 pipe organ, installed at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus in 2007.

Funded by the John Ernest Foundation, the Andover Organ Series at Hesston College features organists from across the world.

Located 30 miles north of Wichita, Hesston College is a liberal arts college of Mennonite Church USA.


Contact: Rachel McMaster, 620-327-8185,

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