Organ Recital

Organ Recital: Paul Thomas

Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 5:15pm

Guest organist Paul Thomas from the Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, S.C., plays a recital on the Cathedral’s 10,650–pipe great organ. $10 suggested donation.





Te Deum, Op. 11
Jeanne Demessieux (1921-1968)

Fantasie Choral No. 1 in D-flat
Percy Whitlock (1903-1946)

Troisième Symphonie, Op. 28
Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Cantilène
III. Intermezzo
IV. Adagio
V. Final

About Paul Thomas

Paul Thomas is the Organist & Choral Ministry Director of the Cathedral Church of St. Luke & St. Paul in Charleston, SC. He earned the Master of Music degree in organ performance and Certificate in Church Music Studies from the Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music, where he studied organ with Thomas Murray and organ improvisation with Jeffrey Brillhart. While at Yale, he received the Richard Paul DeLong prize for the student "whose work best exemplifies the dedication and the use of those special gifts required of practicing church musicians." As an undergraduate, he studied organ with Charles Tompkins at Furman University.

Paul has performed recitals at venues including Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Woolsey Hall, and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. He adjudicated the Young Organist Competition of the Columbia, SC American Guild of Organists. As a choral accompanist, he has played for domestic and international tours, including residencies at Ely and Wells Cathedrals. He frequently accompanies the College of Charleston Concert Choir, The King’s Counterpoint, and the Taylor Festival Choir, with whom he has recently performed Duruflé’s Requiem and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms. He received second prize in the Schoenstein Competition in the Art of Organ Accompaniment.

  • Admission
    • Free
    • $10 suggested donation
  • Dates Offered
    • September 25, 2016 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm