Organ Recital

Organ Recital: Matthew Michael Brown

Sunday, November 26, 2017 | 5:15pm

Guest organist Matthew Michael Brown from First United Methodist Church, Salisbury, N.C., plays a recital on the Cathedral’s 10,650–pipe great organ. $10 suggested donation.




Music from the French Baroque:

Grand jeu
Pierre DuMage (1674-1751)

Cromorne en taille
François Couperin (1668-1733)

Le Coucou
Louis-Claude d’Aquin (1694-1772)

Dialogue sur les grands jeux
Nicolas DeGrigny (1672-1703)

Canon in B minor, Op. 56, No. 5
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

A Meditation on ‘Brother James’s Air’
Harold Darke (1888-1976)

Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Thème varié
J. Guy Ropartz (1864-1955)

Symphony III, Op. 28
Louis Vierne (1870-1937)


About Matthew Michael Brown

Matthew Michael Brown is Director of Music and Organist at First United Methodist Church of Salisbury, NC where he oversees the Stanback Department of Sacred Music and is Artistic Director of the FirstARTS series. He has concertized throughout the USA and abroad, including performances in Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral, London; Barcelona Cathedral, Spain; Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, New York; Princeton University Chapel; Assembly Hall of the Mormon Tabernacle; Trinity Church Copley Square, Boston; and the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta. Several of his performances have been heard in radio broadcasts of American Public Media’s Pipe Dreams and the nationally syndicated program, With Heart and Voice. Mr. Brown holds degrees from the North Carolina School of the Arts and the Eastman School of Music. His major teachers include David Higgs, Jack Mitchener, and Wayne Leupold. As a grant recipient from The Robert Carwithen Foundation, he also pursued private studies with Dame Gillian Weir. He is the immediate past Dean of the Charlotte Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and currently serves as Course Manager for the Royal School of Church Music in America’s Carolina Summer Training Course at Duke University.

  • Admission
    • Free
    • $10 suggested donation
  • Dates Offered
    • November 26, 2017 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm