Please join us at National City Christian Church this Friday, September 30, at 12:15 p.m., for our free weekly Music at Midday recital. This week we are welcoming Pittsburgh organist Nicholas Will to perform a program of great music by two great composers:
- Pièce d’Orgue, BWV 572 – Johann Sebastian Bach
- Cantabile – César Franck
- Chorale no. 3 in a minor – César Franck
Nicholas Will is the Director of Liturgical Music, Organist, and Lecturer at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, where he plans all aspects of liturgical music, serves as primary conductor and organist, and teaches a comprehensive sacred music curriculum to the seminary’s 160 students. He also serves as Adjunct Associate Professor of Music at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he directs the Schola Cantorum Franciscana and teaches Gregorian chant and private organ. A graduate of Duquesne University and the Peabody Conservatory of Music with additional study in improvisation with Dom Theo Flury, O.S.B. at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, Rome, Nicholas is a past winner of the André Marchal Award for Excellence in Organ Performance (Duquesne), the Dorothy DeCourt Prize in Organ (Peabody), the Young Organists’ Audition sponsored by the Pittsburgh Concert Society, and the Duquesne University Concerto Competition.
Currently the wearing of masks is optional but highly recommended. For those who are not able to join us in person, we will be recording the concert and will post it on the church’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.