A Wreath of Carols: Organ Music for Advent and Christmas

Matthew Michael Brown, presenter

Virtual Program Saturday, October 24, 2020

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 

435 Peachtree St. NE

Atlanta, GA

Join us virtually as St. Luke’s new Director of Music, Matthew Michael Brown, presents a program of useful organ repertoire for the upcoming seasons of Advent and Christmas.  The workshop features new ideas for service music performed on the 90 rank Austin/Zimmer organ.

Matthew Michael Brown was appointed Director of Music at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in downtown Atlanta in February of this year. Mr. Brown frequently concertizes throughout the USA and abroad, and several performances have been heard in radio broadcasts of American Public Media’s Pipe Dreams and the nationally syndicated program, With Heart and Voice. He has performed as a guest artist in Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral, London; Barcelona Cathedral, Spain; Washington National Cathedral; Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, New York; Princeton University Chapel; Assembly Hall of the Mormon Tabernacle; Boston’s Trinity Church on Copley Square; and the Episcopal cathedrals of Atlanta, Charleston, and Nashville. Mr. Brown holds degrees from the North Carolina School of the Arts and The Eastman School of Music, respectively. As a grant recipient from the Robert Carwithen Foundation, he pursued two years of post-graduate organ studies with Dame Gillian Weir. His other major teachers included David Higgs, Jack Mitchener, and Wayne Leupold. He is a former dean of the Charlotte Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and currently manages the Royal School of Church Music in America’s annual Carolina Course at Duke University.