Sunday, June 5, 2016, 3:00 PM
Richard Proulx (1937-2010)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Toccata in F Major, BWV 540/i
Fredrik Sixten (b. 1962)
Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
from Symphony No. 1, Op. 14
Andrew Peters attended St. Olaf College and the Cleveland Institute of Music, and studied with John Ferguson and Todd Wilson respectively. Peters’ skills have garnered him numerous awards, including the Peter B. Knock Sacred Music Award and the Paul and Ruth Manz Church Music Scholarship, first place in the American Guild of Organists (AGO) Twin Cities Competition, second place in the Region VI AGO Young Artists Competition, second place in the San Marino Organ Competition, second place in the Rodgers North American Organ Competition, and semi-finalist in the National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance.
Since 2007, Peters has served as Pastoral Musician (Organist/Director of Music) at Second Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, Missouri. He directs the choral groups and the handbell choir, plays the church’s recently-restored 1965 Schantz Organ, and is artistic director for the church’s Couts Music Series.
Peters has performed at multiple venues including the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, DePauw University, the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, and Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. He has played with the St. Louis Symphony, including their 2013 performance of Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes at Carnegie Hall.
An active member of the American Guild of Organists, Peters has served as Dean of the Nashville AGO Chapter, Director for the 2010 St. Louis Pipe Organ Encounter, and Convention Coordinator for the 2015 regional AGO convention held in St. Louis. A native of West Caldwell, New Jersey, Peters lives in St. Louis.