Sunday, January 24, 2016, 3:15 PM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 547
Gerald Near (b. 1942)
Prelude and Variations on Adoro te devote (1996)
Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
from Six Pieces for Organ
“Master Tallis’s Testament”
Sir Alfred Herbert Brewer (1865-1928)
Patrick Pope is the Organist and Director of Music at The Episcopal Church of the Comforter, in Charlotte, North Carolina, and he is the University Organist at Queens University of Charlotte, where he also teaches in the Department of Music. He is a candidate for the Doctor of Music degree in Organ Performance and Literature at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, from which he also earned his Master's degree.
A native of Statesville, North Carolina, Mr. Pope was Assistant Organist and Choirmaster at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Charlotte, from 2006 to 2008, where he also worked with the Choir School at St. Peter’s. His teachers have included William Bates, Marilyn Keiser, Todd Wilson, and Christopher Young. As Associate Instructor in the Jacobs School of Music, Mr. Pope taught applied piano and organ, and he assisted in teaching courses in the church music curriculum. He has had the good fortune to perform at esteemed venues throughout the eastern United States, including engagements in Princeton, New York, Cambridge, Boston, and Atlanta, and two appearances at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina.
Mr. Pope’s professional engagements include the American Guild of Organists and the Anglican Association of Musicians. He has served as dean of the Indiana University/Bloomington Chapter of the AGO, executive board member of the Charlotte Chapter of the AGO, and he has participated extensively in the AGO’s “Pipe Organ Encounter” initiative in a variety of capacities. Currently he serves as accompanist for the semi-professional choral ensemble, Singers of Renaissance, based in Charlotte.