25TH Anniversary Organ Concert: David Hurd, organist
St. John's Episcopal Church, West Hartford
Music at the Red Door, 679 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT
All concerts are free admission, with a suggested donation. For full details, visit www.reddoormusic.org
We welcome concert organist David Hurd to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the mighty St. John’s pipe organ on Saturday, September 25 at 3:00pm. Mr. Hurd is organist and choirmaster at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, New York, and well-known composer of many settings in The Hymnal 1982.
This event is co-sponsored by the Greater Hartford Chapter, American Guild of Organists, and is a featured event of the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival-Hartford.
A gala reception follows in the church hall, celebrating the 25th anniversary of our Austin Organ.
David Hurd is widely recognized as one of the foremost concert organists, sacred music composers, and church musicians in the United States, as well as for his innovative, enthralling, and ever-evolving improvisation abilities. Now Organist and Choirmaster of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in New York, he is a greatly sought-after composer of dozens of hymns, choral works, and organ works. He was named Composer of the Year in 2010 by the American Guild of Organists. A typical recital program by Dr. Hurd will feature works of Bach or Krebs, his own compositions, and a thrilling improvisation.