Fall series of Friday organ concerts continues

Jared Johnson, Canon Organist and Choirmaster of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia, concludes the fall series of Friday Organ Concerts at noon on November 18 at the Parish Church of St. Helena (Episcopal).  The 45-minute recital is free and open to the public.  As an organ recitalist, Johnson has appeared in major venues throughout North America, Great Britain, Sweden, and Australia. Prior to his appointment at Trinity Cathedral, Mr. Johnson served on the music staffs of Trinity Church in Boston, the Memorial Church at Harvard, Trinity Church on the Green in New Haven, CT, and the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. Johnson is a graduate of Oberlin College, where he earned a B.A. in English as well as a B.Mus in Organ Performance under the tutelage of Haskell Thomson. He earned his M.M, M.M.A and D.M.A. degrees at Yale University as a pupil of Thomas Murray. In 1997, he was awarded a Watson Fellowship for a year’s study of choral music and conducting in London . The Trinity Cathedral Choir under his direction has sung in residence at Washington National Cathedral; St. Thomas Church , New York; St. Philip’s Cathedral, Atlanta; and Gloucester Cathedral, England. His solo recordings have been broadcast nationally on public radio’s “Pipedreams.” He chairs the Artistic Committee of the S.C. Philharmonic, and was co-chair of the S.C. Mozart Festival in 2006. For more information on the fall concert series, contact the Pat Gould, the music director at the church, at patgould@islc.net or 843-522-1712 or visit www.sthelenas1712.org.

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