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Gail Archer brings Polish organ music to South Dakota

Gail Archer
©Stephanie Berger / Stephanie Berger Photography.
Gail Archer

This interview is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment, hosted by Lori Walsh.

Gail Archer has traveled the world and made a name for herself as a classical Organist. She's a choral conductor and lecturer whose work draws attention to eastern European traditions.

Archer released an album of Ukrainian music in 2020. She'll be preforming music from her forthcoming Polish album this weekend in South Dakota.

The album "Cantius" is named in honor of St. John Cantius, a popular saint in Poland. It was recorded at Chicago’s St. John Cantius Church. She spoke with Lori Walsh on In the Moment about the significance of playing on the heritage instruments.

You can watch Archer play 2:00 P.M. April 24, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Rapid City. Attendance is free.

Cantius will be available for streaming May 3.

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Carl Norquist is a producer and writer for In the Moment. An EMMY-winning producer, Carl previously worked for KTIV News 4 in Sioux City, IA. Carl is a Minnesota native and graduate of Augustana University with majors in Art and English.