Filsell to per­form at Christ Church Eas­ton

The Star Democrat - - RELIGION -

EAS­TON — The Christ Church Con­cert Se­ries con­tin­ues at 4 p.m. on Sun­day, Oct. 14, with world-class or­gan­ist and res­i­dent artist of the Wash­ing­ton Na­tional Cathe­dral, Jeremy Filsell.

The pro­gram will fea­ture com­po­si­tions by 20th cen­tury

French com­poser, Gas­ton Li­taiz, along with J.

S. Bach and an Amer­i­can trip­tych fea­tur­ing the work of Calvin Hamp­ton, Gerre Han­cock, and Stephen Paulus.

Filsell, a guest speaker of the Mid-Shore Mary­land Chap­ter of the Amer­i­can Guild of Or­gan­ists early this year, is one of only a few vir­tu­oso per­form­ers in both piano and or­gan.

He has ap­peared as a solo pi­anist in Rus­sia, Scan­di­navia, New Zealand and through­out the United States and United King­dom. His con­certo reper­toire en­com­passes Bach, Mozart and Beethoven through to Shostakovich, John Ire­land, and Rach­mani­nov.

As a stu­dent of Nico­las Ky­nas­ton and Daniel Roth, Jeremy Filsell stud­ied as an or­gan scholar at Ke­ble Col­lege, Ox­ford, be­fore com­plet­ing grad­u­ate stud­ies in piano with David Park­house and Hi­lary McNa­mara at the Royal Col­lege of Mu­sic. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Mu­si­col­ogy at Birm­ing­ham Con­ser­va­toire, Birm­ing­ham City Univer­sity, U.K., for re­search in­volv­ing aes­thetic and in­ter­pre­ta­tive is­sues in the mu­sic of Mar­cel Dupré.

Be­fore mov­ing to the U.S. in 2008, he held aca­demic and per­for­mance lec­ture­ships at the Royal Academy of Mu­sic in Lon­don and the Royal North­ern Col­lege of Mu­sic in Manch­ester, and was a lay clerk in the Queen’s choir at St. Ge­orge’s Chapel, Wind­sor Cas­tle.

He cur­rently com­bines an in­ter­na­tional recital and teach­ing ca­reer with be­ing di­rec­tor of mu­sic at the Church of St. Al­ban’s in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., artist-in-res­i­dence at Wash­ing­ton Na­tional Cathe­dral and pro­fes­sor of or­gan at the Peabody Con­ser­va­tory in Bal­ti­more.

The Christ Church Con­cert Se­ries is spon­sored in part by the Tal­bot County Arts Coun­cil with funds pro­vided by the Mary­land State Arts Coun­cil. The free con­cert is open to the pub­lic. A freewill of­fer­ing will be re­ceived. Doors open at 3:30 pm. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 410-822-2677 or visit www.christchurcheas­ton.org.

JEREMY FILSELL

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