Organ Recital: Music of J.S. Bach and contemporaries, Cathedral Church of St. Luke & St. Paul, Saturday, 07. March 2020

Paul Thomas is the Director of Music of St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chattanooga, TN, following appointments at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke & St. Paul in Charleston, SC and the Episcopal Church at Yale. Paul earned the Master of Music degree in organ performance and Certificate in Church Music Studies from the Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music, where he studied organ with Thomas Murray and organ improvisation with Jeffrey Brillhart. While at Yale, he received the Richard Paul DeLong prize for the student “whose work best exemplifies the dedication and the use of those special gifts required of practicing church musicians.” His undergraduate studies were at Furman University, where he studied organ with Charles Tompkins. Other teachers include Florence Jowers, Karen Eshelman, and Larry Smith.

Paul has given solo organ recitals throughout the eastern United States, notably at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Yale's Woolsey Hall, Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, and Washington National Cathedral. As a choral accompanist, he received second prize in the Schoenstein Competition in the Art of Organ Accompaniment, and has accompanied residencies at Canterbury, Ely, and Wells Cathedrals. 


Saturday, 07. March 2020, Cathedral Church of St. Luke & St. Paul, Organ Recital: Music of J.S. Bach and contemporaries

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