Episode 21 Mark Thallander

Episode 21 Mark Thallander

Mark Thallander, Concert Organist, long-time Organist at Crystal Cathedral (1976-1993), President of the Mark Thallander Foundation.

This is an amazing story of a wonderful musician, who served the Crystal Cathedral for 18 years, 1976 – 1993, as Assistant Organist and assisting for the Hour of Power with scripting, service programming, and even arranging for the musical guests! As author, composer, and performer, his life drastically changed after a horrific car accident in 2003.  As a man of great faith, he went on to create the Mark Thallander Foundation, which he serves as president, and even continues to perform organ concerts around the country.  The Mark Thallander Foundation presents choral festivals inspiring thousands of church musicians, singers, clergy, and congregations, presenting great music of faith.  The foundation connects children and youth to sacred and classical music.  In addition, it fosters the education of organists through music scholarships.  You can find out more at markthallanderfoundation.org

MUSIC:  Improvisation On “O Store Gud”   Recorded “live” at The Crystal Cathedral for the Hour of Powerc   Mark Thallander, Organist   Peggy Lee Whiteaker and Jeremy Reinbolt, Percussionists
MUSIC:  Postlude On “Old Hundredth”   Recorded “live” at The Crystal Cathedral for the Hour of Powerc   Mark Thallander, Organist   Peggy Lee Whiteaker and Jeremy Reinbolt, Percussionists
MUSIC: Toccata on “Hymn to Joy”   Recorded “live” at The Crystal Cathedral    The Hazel Wright Organ 20th Anniversary    Mark Thallander, Organist
MUSIC:  Festival Fideles
MUSIC:  Organ Fantasy On “O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing”    Recorded “live” at The Crystal Cathedral for the Hour of Powerc   Mark Thallander, Organist   Peggy Lee Whiteaker and Jeremy Reinbolt, Percussionists
MUSIC:  Praise to the Lord, the Almighty  Michael Burkhardt   Recorded “live” at The Crystal Cathedral for the Hour of Power  Mark Thallander and Sean Groombridge, Organists
MUSIC:  Fanfare by Brian Sawyers  (written for Mark Thallander)   Recorded “live” at The Crystal Cathedral for the Hour of Power    Mark Thallander, Organist

Much of the music may be found at  TRIUMPHANT TUNES AND TOCCATAS  Tenth Anniversary Album 2013   Mark Thallander and Friends
available at  www.MarkThallander.com