First-Trinity Presbyterian Church, Laurel, MS
Concert Series
2010 - 2011

 

Richard L. Elliott

Friday, September 10, 2010 • 7:30 p.m.

Richard L. Elliott is Principal Organist at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, where he participates in the daily recital series on the famed Ĉolian-Skinner organ and accompanies the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on its weekly radio and TV broadcast, “Music and the Spoken Word.” As accompanist for the Tabernacle Choir he has performed in many of the world’s great halls and appeared on numerous television and radio programs such as the NBC “Today Show,” the “CBS Morning Show” and “A Prairie Home Companion.”

Dr. Elliott holds degrees in organ performance from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Eastman School of Music. He appears on eighteen recordings with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, two solo organ recordings, and three organ recordings in collaboration with his colleagues at the Tabernacle. He previously served as an assistant organist at the John Wanamaker Department Store (now Macy’s) in Philadelphia, home to the world’s largest functioning pipe organ.

 

Derrick I. Meador

Sunday, November 7, 2010 • 4:30 p.m.

followed by “A Night in New Orleans”

Derrick Ian Meador, a native of Laurel, Mississippi, is Director of Music and Organist

at First-Trinity Presbyterian Church. Mr. Meador returns to Laurel and First-Trinity

Presbyterian after completing the class work for the Master of Music degree at the

University of Houston. Following undergraduate study at William Carey University,

he served as accompanist for the Alabama Choir School and organist at Christ

Episcopal Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Mr. Meador is an active recitalist

who has studied with Robert H. Bates, Jeff R. McLelland and Kathy Vail.

“A Night in New Orleans”

a special fundraising gumbo dinner featuring live music by

Joe Simon’s Jazz

With a career spanning over a half century, bassist, vocalist, and bandleader, Joe Simon has

spread the gospel of traditional New Orleans music. Beginning in the 1950s as a Rhythm and

Blues sideman at the legendary “Dew Drop Inn,” Simon’s career took him to Bourbon Street

clubs, where he played throughout the 1960s alongside stars of New Orleans’ jazz era. Soon

after this eventful decade, Joe founded his own band, Joe Simon’s Jazz. They’ve been pleasing

crowds at special events, festivals, jazz brunches, and family celebrations for almost 40

years. Generations of New Orleanians have enjoyed and grown up with Joe’s music.

30.00 per person / Tickets go on sale beginning October 17 and may be purchased

from the church office or from a member of the Fine Arts Committee.

 

Capital Brass

Friday, February 11, 2011 • 7:30 p.m.

Based in Jackson, Capital Brass is an ensemble of two trumpets,

horn, trombone, tuba, and percussion. All are professional

musicians and music educators dedicated to enthusiastic presentation

of brass and percussion music. The group is unique

in its ability to easily traverse “classical” and popular idioms:

specialties involve the use of the piccolo trumpets, flugelhorns,

alphorn, and a large array of percussion. Founded in 1981 to

foster an appreciation for brass music through varied, entertaining

and educational programs, Capital Brass offers audiences

the opportunity to learn, laugh, and connect with both the music

and the performers.

 

Robert H. Bates

Friday, April 29, 2011

7:30 p.m.

Robert Bates is Associate Professor of Organ at the Moores School of Music, the University of

Houston. Previously he was University Organist at Stanford University, where he received a Ph.D.

in musicology. He has won prizes for organ performance in Fort Wayne, San Antonio, Detroit and Bruges, and has also been awarded the Prix d’Excellence and the Prix de Virtuosité from the class of Marie-Claire Alain. Dr. Bates is a specialist in early Spanish and French organ music. A sought after recitalist, adjudicator and recording artist, Dr. Bates has performed solo recitals at many universities and churches in the US and in France, Mexico and Japan, and he has appeared at conferences, symposiums and conventions around the world. His most recent recording of the complete works of Jehan Titelouze (Gothic/Loft Recordings) was performed on the 1630 organ in Bolbec, France, for which Titelouze may have been the consultant. Dr. Bates is represented by Penny Lorenz Artist Management.


The Series at a Glance

 

Richard L. Elliott

Friday, September 10, 2010 • 7:30 p.m.

Richard L. Elliott is Principal Organist at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, UT


 

Capital Brass

Friday, February 11, 2011 • 7:30 p.m.

 

Derrick I. Meador

Sunday, November 7, 2010 • 4:30 p.m.

followed by “A Night in New Orleans”

 


 

Robert H. Bates

Friday, April 29, 2011 7:30 p.m.

 

“A Night in New Orleans”

a special fundraising gumbo dinner featuring live music by

Joe Simon’s Jazz

30.00 per person / Tickets go on sale beginning October 17 and may be purchased

from the church office or from a member of the Fine Arts Committee.








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