Sunday, January 1, 2017, 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Dietrich Buxtehude (ca. 1637-1707)
Passacaglia in D minor, BuxVW 161
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Prelude and Fugue in G Major, Op. 37, No. 2
Oliver Messiaen (1908-1992)
from Les Corps Glorieux
5. Force et agilité des Corps Glorieux
Roger Nyquist (b. 1934)
William Mathias (1934-1992)
A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Chris S. Brunt holds music degrees from Millsaps College (BM) (student of Don Kilmer), and Westminster Choir College (MM) (student of Donald McDonald). He also studied at the Royal School of Church Music (London, England), and he has done post-graduate work in music history at the University of Mississippi, where he taught music appreciation courses, and worked as an accompanist.
At Westminster Choir College, Chris was accompanist for the Westminster Symphonic Choir (Joseph Flummerfelt, conductor), and was a tenor in the Westminster Choir touring ensemble. Before moving to Dallas, he was Assistant Professor of Organ, Music History, and Church Music, and college organist, at Millsaps College (1992-2001).
His most recent appointment was as Music Associate-Resident Organist/Director of Cox Chapel Music at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas (2001-2015). At HPUMC, Chris worked in all aspects of the church program, playing for more than 3000 services, and participating in over 50 concerts.
He presently serves as a volunteer in the music program at FUMC-Allen, is accompanist for The Allen Symphony Chorus, and performs as an active free-lance musician, and organ recitalist in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He has worked in more than 30 Dallas-area churches as a substitute/guest organist-pianist, playing for weddings, funerals, special programs, concerts, choir rehearsals, and Sunday morning services.
2017 is Chris’ 43rd year as a church organist. He has been an active member of the American Guild of Organists since 1977.