St. Thomas’ Episcopal School Hosts Organ Recital

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The organ recital will be on Sunday, March 8 and is open to the community.

St. Thomas’ Episcopal will be hosting a free organ recital featuring Grant Wareham at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 8.

Wareham will perform “Litanies” and “Le Jardin Suspendu” by Jehan Alain, “Trio Sonata No. 2: Largo” and “Allegro” by J.S. Bach, and “Symphony No. 6: Allegro, Adagio” and “Finale: Vivace” by Charles-Marie Widor.

An 18-year-old organist studying with renowned organist Ken Cowan at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, Grant Wareham has been awarded the William N. Barnard Prize in Organ, the David and Andrea Hayes Grant in Organ, and the Shepherd Society Award for the 2014-2015 academic year. He is currently the Moseley Memorial Organ Scholar at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Houston, where he works under the tutelage of Dr. Giles Brightwell.

The Moseley Memorial Music Series is an outreach program of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church. Intended to serve the community, it was established to support concerts at affordable prices featuring local musicians and embryonic musical ensembles, as well as established musicians. For tickets and more information, please visit stthomashouston.org or call 713.666.3111.

The Series runs each September through May. Unless otherwise stated, all performances are held in the church at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church & School, 4900 Jackwood, Houston, TX 77096. All proceeds from donations and admissions support St. Thomas’ music program and the artists’ expenses.

About Saint Thomas’ Episcopal Church:
In 1953, Saint Thomas’ Episcopal Church met for the first time in an old television station. Those attending agreed to pay fifty cents for two folding chairs, one for themselves and one for a visitor. By 1954, the church had obtained mission status and was meeting in an oil services building in nearby Bellaire, Texas. In 1955, Saint Thomas’ Episcopal Church moved to its current location and adopted its outreach mission – educate boys and girls in a day school. From the beginning, Saint Thomas’ Episcopal School (STE) has been the church’s outreach to the surrounding community. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.stes.org.

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