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SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 20, 2009 — Drury University Organist, Dr. Earline Moulder, is spending July in Poland on a concert tour to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Poland’s freedom from communism. Moulder was chosen, in part, because she previously played concerts in Slovakia and Hungary and due to her knowledge of the languages of the region.
Her first of five organ concerts was July 9 in Rabka in the Tatra Mountains. Another concert will be held in the city best known by its German name, Auschwitz, and its infamous World War II concentration camp. Moulder will also play in the city of Gdansk, the center of Lech Walesa’s Solidarity movement; and in St. Mary’s Basilica which is the largest brick church in the world and seats 25,000 people. A city on the Ukrainian border will be the site for the final concert of Moulder’s tour.
This summer there will be several organ concerts through Poland. Most of the organists are German or Polish, but Moulder is the only American.
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