National City Christian Church
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Patrick Pope, Organist


Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Patrick Pope performing a series of short pieces for the Easter season. 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 here to listen to the entire program straight through, or click on the title of each piece below to hear just that one.




“Alleluia” (Jesus Christ Is Risen Today) – Margaret Vardell Sandresky (b. 1921)
“Alleluia per la Resurrezione” – Gottlieb Muffatt (1690-1770)
“Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing” – Keith Kolander (b. 1955)
Brother James’ Air – Searle Wright (1918-2004)
Kleine Praeludien und Intermezzi, Op. 9 – Hermann Schroeder (1904-1984)


Patrick Pope is the Organist and Director of Music at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter in Charlotte, NC, a post he has held since 2011. In 2015, he earned the Doctor of Music degree in Organ Performance and Literature at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, from which he also earned his Master’s degree.. His teachers have included William Bates, Marilyn Keiser, Todd Wilson, and Christopher Young. As an Associate Instructor in the Jacobs School of Music, Dr. Pope taught applied piano and organ, and assisted in teaching courses in the church music curriculum. He has been fortunate to perform at esteemed venues throughout the eastern United States, including engagements in New York, Cambridge, Boston, Atlanta, Princeton, Washington, and two appearances at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC. In 2018, he performed a series of solo organ recitals in the U.K., including St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey, London, and King’s College Chapel, Cambridge.


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