Please join us on Friday, June 1, at 12:15 p.m., when organist Christopher Betts performs a recital of works spanning several centuries. Chris recently relocated from the Washington area to Houston, Texas, where he currently serves as Director of Music at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. He was formerly Director of Music and Organist at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Bethesda, Maryland, and before that, Organist and Associate Director of Music at the Washington National Cathedral. A native of the United Kingdom, Chris was raised in the English Cathedral tradition as a boy chorister in Lichfield and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Magdalen College Oxford.
This Friday’s program includes:
- Fanfare – John Cook
- Chorale Prelude ‘Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein’, BWV 734 – Johann Sebastian Bach
- Pastorale, from Symphony No. 1 – Louis Vierne
- Scherzetto, from Sonata in C minor – Percy Whitlock
- Toccata – Leo Sowerby