Brennan Szafron, organist, will present an organ recital of music for Halloween and All Saints Day at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Tryon, NC, Friday, October 29, 2010, 7:00 p.m. Entitled "Saints and Souls Alive!", the concert will include compositions by J. S. Bach, Marcel Dupre, and Leon Boellmann.
A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, Brennan is the first full time organist and choirmaster of the Episcopal Church of the Advent, Spartanburg, SC. He is also an adjunct instructor in organ performance at Converse College and is the college organist.
Brennan's training as an organist began in Ottawa, ON, Canada, in 1990. He finished high school in Regina, Saskatchewan, where he held his first professional organist positions at St. Peter's Anglican Church and Christ Lutheran Church.
Brennan is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree, with distinction, from the University of Alberta. At the age of 21, he became a Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists. Further degrees include a Master of Music degree from Yale University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan.
Brennan is an active recitalist, and Holy Cross Tryon is fortunate to feature him on the William E. Seifert Memorial Organ Recital Series. Come and hear the scary and not so scary sounds of the 43-rank chancel organ at Holy Cross, rebuilt by John Dower & Company, Lincolnton, NC in 1994-1995, and played by one of the finest organists in the Southeast.
Brennan Szafron is represented by Concert Artist Cooperative of Sebastopal, CA.
For more information, please contact Susie Mahnke, Organist/Choir Director
Holy Cross Episcopal Church
150 Melrose Avenue
Tryon, NC 28782
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