The George Bartlett Memorial Organ Recital Series
Join us this summer as we present four organ concerts in the inaugural season of the George Bartlett Memorial Organ Recital Series. The recital series will feature four talented young organists: Brian Glikes, Samuel Nelson, Nathan Skinner, and Gregory Lowther.
The recital series is in memory of George Bartlett, long-time member of First Baptist Arlington and organ enthusiast, who passed away on May 1, 2011.
All concerts are free and no donations are required. A collection box will be placed in the rear of the sanctuary. Any donations will be greatly appreciated and will go towards the refurbishing of the ranks of reed pipes in the organ.
Saturday, July 16, 2011, 7PM
J.S. Bach - Fantasy and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537
J.S. Bach - Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140
Marcel Dupré - Prelude and Fugue No. 3 in G minor, Op. 7, No. 3
Widor - Organ Symphony No. 5 in F minor, Op. 42, No. 1
Samuel Nelson is a native of Lynn, Massachusetts. He began piano studies with Larry Kamp in 1995 and later commenced studies on the organ with Kamp in 2002. Since 2002, he has been the organist at Washington Street Baptist Church in Lynn. Nelson entered Gordon College in 2006 as a Music Performance: Organ major and began his studies with Dr. Roy Brunner. During the 2008-2009 school year, Sam took a sabbatical to study with Douglas Marshall, with whom he continues to study. He has also received organ coaching from Cameron Carpenter and Miles Fusco in New York City. In addition to organ, he has studied piano with Dr. Alina Polyakov and voice and conducting with Thomas Brooks. While at Gordon, Nelson was a member of the Gordon College Choir, and served as a chapel organist. In the fall, Sam will begin working for the digital organ company Marshall & Ogletree in Needham, MA. Sam currently plays keyboards and Hammond organ in a classic-rock cover band that plays in the Boston area.
Saturday, July 9, 2011, 7PM
J.S. Bach - Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 547
Franck - Fantaisie in A major
Vierne - Carillon de Westminster
Mendelssohn - Sonata No. 3 in A major
Bolcom - Jesus Loves Me
Messiaen - Dieu parmi nous (from La Nativité du Seigneur)
Brian Glikes has just concluded a year-long appointment as the Organ Scholar at Christ Church in Hamilton, where he worked under John Russell. Before that, he was the organist for First Presbyterian Church in Ipswich and Grace Episcopal Church in Lawrence. Brian graduated magna cum laude from Gordon College, having studied organ with Douglas Marshall and Roy Brunner. In the fall, he will begin pursuing his Master's degree at Emory University in Atlanta. He is a native of Troy, New York.