Next free organ concert is Nov. 1

The free "Friday Organ Concerts at Noon" series continues on St. Helena's Episcopal Church on Friday, November 1, with Paul Braxton Thomas.

Thomas is the music director of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Wallingford, CT, and organist and choirmaster at Episcopal Church at Yale University in New Haven, CT.

Here are more details from a release:

Concerts last approximately one hour and are free and open to the public.

About the artist. Paul Braxton Thomas recently graduated from the Yale University School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music with a Master of Music degree in orgaOrganist Paul Thomasn performance.

As a solo organist, he has performed recitals in Connecticut and throughout the Carolinas, including an appearance at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC. He is a recipient of the Richard Paul DeLong prize in church music from the Yale ISM, and he recently placed second in the Schoenstein Competition in the Art of Organ Accompaniment.

Paul earned the Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance at Furman University in Greenville, SC, where he studied with Charles Tompkins. As an undergraduate he was the organ scholar and later conductor of the Furman Chancel Choir, which sang for weekly services in Daniel Chapel. He was also the accompanist and organist of the Furman Singers and the organ scholar of the Furman Chamber Choir, accompanying the choirs on domestic and international tours. Paul currently serves as the Music Director of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Wallingford, CT and the Organist & Choirmaster of the Episcopal Church at Yale.

2013 Fall Concert Series

October 11, 2013 Dr. David Arcus – Duke University, NC
October 18, 2013 Christopher Jacobson - Trinity Cathedral, Columbia, SC
November 1, 2013 Paul Braxton Thomas – Connecticut
November 8, 2013 Featured Young Organist: Bobby Stubbs – Indiana University graduate student
November 15, 2013 Adam Brakel - Florida

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