Christ Episcopal Church presents Bay Area organist James Welch in a special Lenten organ concert 7 p.m. Tuesday atthe church, 15th and H streets, Eureka.
The concert will be a family affair, with Jameson and Nicholas Welch performing with their father. Both are students at Gunn High School in Palo Alto. The concert is free, and open to the public with a reception following the performance.
The program will include music from the medieval to the modern, with several pieces on Lenten themes. Works for organ solo, as well as works for piano and organ (including one piece for six hands) will be performed by this talented family.
James Welch is a member of the Santa Clara Music Department faculty, and a former faculty member at University of California, Santa Barbara. He also serves as organist of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palo Alto. He earned a doctor of musical arts degree in organ performance from Stanford University, where he studied under Herbert Nanney and served as assistant university organist. He has played internationally, with performances in such prestigious venues as Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the Leipzig Gewandhaus in Germany, National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. and the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City. He is the author of a major new biography, “Richard Purvis, Organist of Grace,” and has released numerous CDs recorded on a variety of organs in the United States and Europe.
For more information, call 442-1797.
If you go
What: Lenten concert
When: 7 p.
Where: Christ Episcopal Church, 15th and H streets, Eureka