I’m very excited to return to my home city and childhood church (where I first played the organ) to give a recital at the American Guild of Organists Regional Convention! The program will feature some of my very favorite pieces, and I can’t wait to show the attendees some of the beautiful color of the Roosevelt organ. The concert is free and open to the public, regardless of whether you are attending the convention. I hope you’ll join us! Details are here.
Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 9:15am; Trinity United Methodist Church, Denver, CO. Bryan will perform a feature concert as part of the 2019 Southwest Regional Convention of the American Guild of Organists. The program will highlight the rich colors of the Roosevelt organ; one of the first pipe organs Bryan played. A program can be found here.
Last week, I suddenly became caught up composing and finished two new anthems for solo soprano and choir. This completes the set I began earlier in the year. They include beautiful texts from Hildegard von Bingen and Mechthild of Magdeburg as well as a setting of The Beatitudes. I’m excited to release these three new pieces and I hope you’ll reach out if you’d like to perform them! Three Motets, as they’re called, can be found on the compositions page with a score preview.
The first of a few new recordings are now posted on the recordings page. These videos are from my recent recital in Seattle and include tracks of Mendelssohn and Schumann. I hope you enjoy and look for more videos coming soon!
I’m looking forward to returning to Seattle to play a recital at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral on Sunday. The program features German composers which will help demonstrate the beautiful colors of the Flentrop organ. Before the recital, at 9:30pm, the Cathedral offers the service of Compline. St. Marks’ Compline is one of the most special services around and will make for a restful, rejuvenating end to the weekend. I hope you’ll join us!
Sunday, 26 May 2019, 10:00pm; St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle, WA. Bryan returns to St. Mark’s to perform following their acclaimed Compline service. The 30-minute program will feature the wonderful colors of the Flentrop organ, a landmark instrument in an equally great hall. Details are here program can be found here.
I’m excited to announce my appointment as Interim Assistant Organist and Choirmaster at Saint Mark’s Church, Philadelphia for the 2019-2020 season. Starting in September, I’ll split my time between New York and Philadelphia while I finish my studies at Mannes. Saint Mark’s holds a special place in my heart: it is where I served as Organ Scholar for three years, working with many friendly and talented people. In this new role I’ll work in all things music at the church including playing the organ, conducting, and assisting in mentoring the Organ Scholar.
This follows a wonderful year at Marble Collegiate Church where I served as Guest Organist In Residence. It was a privilege to work with Ken Dake and the musicians at Marble, who are truly some of the finest in New York City. I look forward to seeing the Marble family around the proverbial bend and am grateful for my time there.
I can’t wait to be back on the Saint Mark’s music team in my new role and I hope you’ll join us for an exciting season ahead!