Critically Acclaimed Organist to Perform at Christ Church Easton


Peter DuBois

The Christ Church Concert Series will continue at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19, with the critically acclaimed Peter DuBois, organist and host/producer of nationally syndicated public radio program “With Heart and Voice.”

Performing on the Rodgers 484 Masterpiece organ installed in late 2015, Dubois will present a program featuring the works of J.S. Bach, Camille Saint-Saëns, Herbert Howells, César Franck, Louis Vierne, and George Shearing.

Dubois has served for 28 years as full-time director of music and organist at Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester, N.Y., where he oversees a large and active music ministry. From 2000 to 2014, he also served as assistant professor of sacred music at the Eastman School of Music and was director of the Sacred Music Diploma program there. He previously held positions at churches in West Virginia and Michigan, and taught organ at West Virginia Wesleyan College and the University of Charleston. He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Michigan, where his organ studies were with David Craighead and Robert Glasgow. He also studied privately in Paris: improvisation with Philippe Lefebvre and repertoire with Marie-Claire Alain and Marie-Louise Langlais.

In 1988, DuBois was the second-place winner in the National Young Artists Competition of the American Guild of Organists and was the first-place winner in the 1987 Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition of the AGO. He has performed internationally at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris, the Basilica of St. Clotilde in Paris and the Cathédrale du Saint-Saveur in Aix-en-Provence. He has performed as a soloist in standard and contemporary organ concertos with a number of orchestras, including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

As director of music at Third Presbyterian in Rochester, he has led the Chancel Choir in producing two CDs and on two tours to England and Scotland, most recently when they served as choir-in-residence at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. They choir also has sung services or presented concerts at Salisbury, Coventry, Ely and St. Giles cathedrals, and did a weeklong residency at Rochester Cathedral in Kent.

Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, and early arrival is encouraged. The public is invited to attend this concert, and a free-will offering will be received. The Christ Church Concert Series is partially underwritten by the Talbot County and Maryland State arts councils.

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