National City Christian Church
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Jordan Prescott, Organist


Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Jordan Prescott. We are deeply grateful to Jordan and to all the wonderful musicians who have contributed recordings of their performances to make possible these virtual concerts.

Instructions: Make sure that the volume on your computer is turned on, then click on the title of each piece below to hear it.




Impromptu, Op. 78, No. 1 –  Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)
Rhapsody, Op. 17, No. 1  – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
Adoration – Florence Beatrice Price (1887-1953)
Adagio for Strings – Samuel Barber (1910-1981), trans. by William Strickland (1914-1991)
I’ll Fly Away – Henry Sexton (1941-1994), trans. by Raymond Henry (b. 1931)


Hailed by The Baltimore Sun as a “rising organ star,” Jordan Prescott has established himself as one of the leading organists, church musicians, and music scholars of his generation. A native of Greenville, North Carolina, Jordan holds the Bachelor of Music in Organ and Sacred Music from East Carolina University. While at East Carolina, he spent two years as Organ Scholar of Duke University Chapel in Durham. Following this appointment, Jordan held a similar position at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Baltimore. In 2019, Jordan graduated cum laude with the Master of Music in Organ Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of John’s Hopkins University. He is now pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts at Peabody, where he holds the coveted Dean’s Fellowship. Jordan’s teachers have included John Walker, Andrew Scanlon, and Christopher Jacobson. Additionally, he has studied in Paris with Marie Louise Langlais. Jordan is Organist-Choirmaster of Grace and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in downtown Baltimore.

As a solo recitalist, Prescott performs extensively across the United States including venues like the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York City), Washington National Cathedral, and Grace Cathedral (San Francisco) As an ensemble musician, Jordan has appeared under the batons of Marin Alsop, Nicolas McGegan, Joseph Young, and Edward Polochick. In 2018, Jordan earned first prize in the 16th International Organ Competition at West Chester University. Jordan currently serves on the National Board of the American Guild of Organists: Young Organists and was named one of Diapason magazine’s ’20 Under 30’ in 2019. Jordan’s research has been published in The American Organist magazine and he will be featured next month as part of the inaugural AGO OrganFest 2020. Connect with Jordan online by clicking here.


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