FROM THE CRITICS

“The excellent organist James David Christie…[a] notable early-music exponent.”
(The New York Times)

“There’s a reason James David Christie keeps getting invited to play Baroque music on instruments like this. He does it with both intellectual understanding and visceral flair–and, where appropriate, playfulness. He makes the music live and breathe and dance.”
(The American Organist, Scott Cantrell, 2000)

“A summit experience…superbly impressive, yet wittily personal.”
(Waterloo Courier, Iowa)

“In this literature Christie has few peers. Beneath his hands and feet Sweelinck, Scheidt, and Scheidemann, music as much as 400 years old, lived and breathed, danced and sang. Subtly buoyant throughout…exquisitely registered. This cemented James David Christie’s place as one of the giants of our field.”
(The American Organist, 2010)

“One of the outstanding concerts of the entire [AGO] convention week….performance was one of transparent charm and graceful energy perfectly suited to the style of the music…one of those rare evenings when program, instrument, space and performers, all of high quality, came together for real music making.”
(The Diapason)

FROM PRESENTERS

“James David Christie’s recital was the crowning glory of our concert series this season. His program selections were perfect for the instrument and demonstrated his brilliant technique and artistry. Mr. Christie is a musician’s musician. It was a wonderful afternoon.”
(Thomas Swan, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, NY)

“An outstanding organ recital. He exhibited a remarkable synergy with the instrument resulting in a most musical performance! No organist we have presented in the past 14 years has measured up to his quality in performance, variety in programming, and interaction with the audience. Bravo!”
(Mark Hoenecke, Salem Lutheran Church, Wausau, WI)