Organ Recital

Organ Recital: Charles Tompkins

Sunday, March 5, 2017 | 5:15pm

Guest organist Charles Tompkins from Furman University, Greenville, S.C., plays a recital on the Cathedral’s 10,650–pipe great organ. $10 suggested donation.




Veni Creator Spiritus
Carl Rütti (b. 1949)

An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653
Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 546

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Suite Médiévale
Jean Langlais (1907-1991)
IV. Méditation (Communion)
(quoting the plainchant melodies Ubi caritas et amor and Jesu dulcis memoria)

Sonata Eroica, Opus 94
Joseph Jongen (1870-1953)

About Charles Tompkins

CHARLES BOYD TOMPKINS is University Organist and Professor of Music at Furman University, Greenville, SC. Originally from Washington, DC, he received the Doctor of Musical Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees, and the Performer’s Certificate in organ, from the Eastman School of Music. He also holds the Master of Music degree in organ performance from the University of Michigan. His teachers have included Norman Scribner, Robert Glasgow, and Russell Saunders.

Dr. Tompkins has performed at universities and major churches throughout the United States, and has played recitals at Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris; the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; for the Piccolo Spoleto Music Festival in Charleston, SC; and for national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists, Association of Anglican Musicians, Music Teachers National Association, and the College Music Society. His performances have been broadcast nationally on American Public Media's PIPEDREAMS radio program. An active church musician throughout his career, he has served as Organist of Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal), Rochester, NY; as Organist and Director of Music at Hamline United Methodist Church (in a joint appointment with Hamline University), St. Paul, MN; and, since 1997, as Organist of Greenville’s historic First Baptist Church.

  • Admission
    • Free
    • $10 suggested donation
  • Dates Offered
    • March 5, 2017 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm