Dr. Jason Farris, assistant university organist at Sewanee: The University of the South, will present works by Dupré, Back, Widor, Grigny and Déthier in a concert on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m.
Dr. Farris plays for campus-wide liturgies in the University’s All Saints’ Chapel and The School of Theology’s worship in the Chapel of the Apostles. In 2011 he served as organist for the University Choir’s residencies at the Anglican Cathedrals of St. Albans, Rochester, and Canterbury. He is a former Paul Reynolds organ scholar, a position honoring Paul L. Reynolds who served as director of music at St. Paul’s Church, Chattanooga, for over 20 years.
D.r Farris was awarded the doctor of musical arts degree in organ performance from The University of Houston where he studied with Dr. Robert Bates. He holds bachelor and master of music degrees from Baylor University.
Active as a collaborative artist, Dr. Farris accompanies vocalists and instrumentalists at the piano, and has performed at the organ with multiple church and university choirs. His previous recital engagements include concerts at Christ Church (Episcopal), Cranbrook, MI; the Philadelphia Cathedral (Episcopal); and the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Houston, Tx.
The concert is part of the 2013-14 Season of the Music at Saint Paul’s Artist Series and is presented during the exhibition of Icons in Transformation, an international traveling exhibit exploring the interaction of traditional icons at Vassilevsky Monastery in Russian with paintings and sculptures by Russian abstract expressionist Ludmila Pawlowska. The exhibition will be open for viewing one hour prior to the concert and will be available for viewing during the reception which follows. For more information on the exhibition and special programs, go to http://stpaulschatt.org/icons-in-transformation.
For additional information on the concert by Dr. Farris and each of the musical offerings at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, contact the Church Office 266-8195 or email@example.com or go to www.stpaulschatt.org