Filsell to perform at Christ Church Easton
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.