Andrew Chislett, Organ Recital

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

7:30 pm

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Sponsored by:
Department of Music, Office for Religious Life

Music by Johannes Brahms, Naji Hakim and Peter Maxwell Davies will be played on the Murray Harris Organ.

Originally from Yorkshire, England, Andrew Chislett moved to the United States at the age of sixteen. He holds a doctorate in music in organ performance and literature from Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music where his organ teachers included Marilyn Keiser, Chris Young, Larry Smith, and John Schwandt. Andrew previously studied in Seattle with J. Melvin Butler. He is also an accomplished pianist and earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music, New York City. As a performer, Andrew has given numerous solo recitals in both organ and piano. As a pianist, he gave his New York debut at Carnegie Hall in 2002. Andrew is presently the Director of Music and Organist at the First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, a position he has held since July 2012. He has directed the First Presbyterian Church Choir in performances of Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, Fauré’s Requiem, and Vivaldi’s Gloria. Prior to working at First Presbyterian Church, Andrew was organist at the First Lutheran Church of Palo Alto where he accompanied performances of Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Fauré’s Requiem, and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Andrew performed his debut Bay Area organ recital at First Lutheran in October 2011 and has since performed recitals at St. Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco, First Presbyterian Church, Berkeley, First Presbyterian Church, Palo Alto, and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Berkeley. In May 2014 he presented a lecture recital at the First Congregational Church, Berkeley, as one of the season events for the San Francisco Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. The lecture recital was titled “The Organ Works of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.”

Wednesday, February 11, 2015.
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm



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