Pipes Alive! - Cheryl Wadsworth, Organist
St. John's Episcopal Church, West Hartford
Music at the Red Door, 679 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT
All concerts are FREE with a suggested donation. Visit www.reddoormusic.org for details. The 2020 Pipes Alive! series continues with Cheryl Wadsworth playing the St. John’s organ on Sunday, February 2 at 12:30 p.m.
Cheryl R. Wadsworth served most recently as Director of Music Ministries Emeritus at the United Methodist Church of Hartford and until October 2018 as Acting Organist at Bethany Lutheran in West Hartford. She received an MM in Organ Performance from Yale School of Music in 1995. The Institute of Sacred Music awarded her the Hugh Porter Prize in 1995 for her degree project on the Episcopal Funeral and she won the Julia Sherman Prize from Yale School of Music for organ performance in 1994.
She has served in several capacities for the American Guild of Organists, most recently on the Executive Board in 2009-2012 and currently on Hospitality. Her interest in teaching Suzuki Piano for over 20 years led to the writing of a book “Organ for Young Pianists” that was self-published in 2009. Continuing to play occasionally during retirement, she sings in the West Hartford Women’s Chorale, its auditioned smaller chorus and in the St James’s Episcopal Choir with Vaughn Mauren, warming the organ bench occasionally when he needs a sub. She has had three wonderful Labrador retrievers since 1979 and she and her husband John are expecting! A female pup should be with us by early summer and if we look exhausted, remember we were warned.
Join us for half-hour organ concerts featuring St. John’s magnificent Austin pipe organ, on the first Sunday of the month, January through June, 12:30 p.m. with regional organists.