Organ Recital

Organ Recital: Mark Thewes and Chad Pittman

Sunday, May 27, 2018 | 5:15pm

Guest organists Mark Thewes and Chad Pittman from Massillon, Ohio, plays a recital on the Cathedral’s 10,650–pipe great organ. $10 suggested donation.





“Carillon” from Sinfonietta for organ
Denis Bedard (b. 1952)

Variations on “Veni Creator”
David Briggs (b. 1962)
Theme - Intermezzo - Assez Lent - Tres Lent - Fanfare - Scherzo - Pedal Duet - Final

“Gabriel’s Oboe”
arr. Thewes/Ennio Moriconne (b. 1928)

“Patriotic Rhapsody”
Charles Callahan (b. 1951)

“Finale” Organ Symphony #3
arr. Thewes/Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)

About Mark Thewes and Chad Pittman

Mark Thewes: Full-time Organist-Director of Music at Westbrook Park United Methodist Church in his 40th year there in 2017. He holds both a Bachelor's Degree, and Master's Degree of Music in Organ Performance from the University of Akron, and received his Certification in Church Music from Baldwin Wallace University. Is a published composer with Morning Star Publishing Co., CPP Belwin-Warner Bros. Co., Abingdon Press, and Beckenhorst Press. Adjunct Faculty member at Malone University, Canton, Ohio .​

Chad Pittman: Director of Choral Activities for the Akron School for the Arts at Firestone High school where he oversees a nationally renowned choral program of six choirs. Dean of the Canton (OH) AGO, he is also the Director of Music and Organist at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Massillon, Ohio. He studied organ with Margaret Scharf, Jonathan Moyer, and Nicole Keller, and conducting with Dwight Oltman and Judith Burns. He received Baldwin Wallace University's outstanding conservatory senior award in 2014 and has frequently collaborated as guest organist with the Baldwin Wallace University College Choir, Concert Wind Ensemble, and orchestra.

Recent performances have included: Methuen Music Hall, Blackstone House organ, and National City Christian Church in D.C.

  • Admission
    • Free
    • $10 suggested donation
  • Dates Offered
    • May 27, 2018 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm