Sunday, July 31, 2016, 3:15 PM
Calvin Hampton (1938-1984)
Fela Sowande (1905-1987)
Go Down Moses
Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)
Choral-Improvisation sur “Victimae paschali laudes”
Gerald Near (b. 1942)
Solemn Prelude on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Louis Vierne (1870-1930)
Carillon de Westminster, Op. 54
David Christopher has an active career as organist, conductor, church musician and teacher. Born in Philadelphia and raised in southern Delaware, David received his undergraduate degree at West Chester University and recently completed a graduate degree in organ performance at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.
As a conductor, he has built a varied and highly successful history as an interpreter of choral, orchestral and stage works. He is the founding conductor of the Wilmington Children’s Chorus, has served as associate conductor for OperaDelaware, conductor of the City of Wilmington (DE) All-American Tribute Orchestra, and currently the conductor and music director of Delaware ChoralArts.
As an organist, David gave his first recital at the age of 14 and since then has performed extensively in concerts throughout the United States. Notable organ teachers have included John Holland, Robert Elmore, Harry Wilkinson, Alan Morrison and Donald Sutherland. Also a gifted accompanist, David is frequently called on to collaborate with singers and instrumentalists in recitals and chamber music programs.
Since April of 2001, David has served as the organist and director of music for The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew, a dynamic multi-cultural parish and center for art and music in downtown Wilmington, Delaware. In the fall of 2016, the church will be getting a new 3-manual instrument built by Quimby Pipe Organs of Warrensburg, MO. For more detailed information and a schedule of upcoming performances, visit David’s website at: www.DavidChristopher.us