FirstARTS presents ‘In Homage’

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 31, 2019

4 p.m. Nov. 3

The FirstARTS series of First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St., continues its 12th season of concerts this Sunday with an organ concert performed by Matthew Michael Brown.

The concert is titled “In Homage: Music for Saints” and will include such popular works as J.S. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor and selections by French composers Nicolas DeGrigny, Alexandre Guilmant, and J. Guy Ropartz. His concert will also feature Alec Wyton’s arrangement of Billy Strayhorn’s jazz standard, Lotus Blossom.

Matthew Michael Brown has served as Director of Music and Organist at First United Methodist Church since 2008. As a concert artist, he has performed in Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral, London; Barcelona Cathedral, Spain; Washington National Cathedral; Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, NY; Princeton University Chapel; Assembly Hall of the Mormon Tabernacle; Trinity Church on Copley Square, Boston; and the Episcopal Cathedrals of Atlanta, Charleston, and Nashville.

The concert is free with an offering received for the Music Memorial Fund. For more information call 704-636-3121, extension 104.

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