National City Christian Church
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Mark Thewes and Chad Pittman, Organists


Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring Ohio organists Mark Thewes and Chad Pittman. We are deeply grateful to 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.




Variations on “Veni Creator Spiritus” – David Briggs (b. 1962)
The Old Hundredth Psalm Tune – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Symphony No. 3 “Organ”: Finale – Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)


Chad Pittman is Director of Choral Activities for the Akron School for the Arts at Firestone High School, where he oversees a nationally renowned program of six choirs. Dean of the Canton Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), he is also the Director of Music and Organist at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Massillon, Ohio.

Mark Thewes is Organist and Director of Music at Westbrook Park United Methodist Church. He holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in organ performance from the University of Akron and certification in church music from Baldwin Wallace University. Mark is Immediate Past Dean of the Canton Chapter of the AGO and is the composer of numerous published works.

Since the two have started performing duet concerts in the fall of 2013, they have appeared in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts.


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