Lunchtime Organ Recital: Charles Tompkins

Wed, 18 April 2018 at 12.30pm

On Wednesday 18th April, Charles Tompkins, Professor of Organ, Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina, gives a lunchtime organ recital at St Albans Cathedral.

All are welcome; the recital will be around half an hour and admission is free, with a retiring collection in aid of Cathedral music funds.



Paraphrase on a Chorus from 'Judas Maccabeus' Alexandre Guilmant

Meditation on 'O Filii et Filiae' Denis Bédard

Sonata Eroïca op. 94 Joseph Jongen



Charles Tompkins is recognized as one of America's most outstanding organ teachers and concert organists. University Organist and Professor of Music at Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina since 1986, his students have gained admission to major graduate schools in organ performance - including Yale University, Indiana University, and the University of Notre Dame - and may be found in significant church and university positions.

A graduate of the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music and the University of Michigan, Tompkins performs each year at universities and churches through the United States. He has played recitals at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Piccolo Spoleto Music Festival in Charleston, SC, and has also performed abroad in England, France, Italy, and Switzerland. He has been a featured artist at national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists, Association of Anglican Musicians, Music Teachers National Association, and the College Music Society. His performances have been broadcast nationally on American Public Media's Pipedreams.

An active church musician throughout his career, Tompkins currently serves as Associate Organist and Artist in Residence at Christ Church (Episcopal), Greenville, SC. He has served as consultant for a number of outstanding organs, including Furman's magnificent Hartness Organ, a 42-stop instrument by C.B. Fisk Organbuilders.

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