Guest organ artist Donald S. Sutherland will present a recital of organ classics at 7:30 p.m., March 1 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mt. Lebanon.
“Donald Sutherland is one of the country’s most sought-after organ performers,” said Douglas Starr, D.M.A., Director of Music and Arts at the Mt. Lebanon congregation.
Among music Sutherland is expected to perform are pieces by John Cook, Frank Bridge, Thomas Arne, Max Reger, Johann Sebastian Bach and the famed Organ Symphony V by Charles Marie Widor.
A graduate of Syracuse University, Sutherland is heads the organ faculty at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. As a solo artist, teacher, church musician, and accompanist for his wife, soprano Phyllis Bryn-Julson, he has an active schedule throughout the United States and Europe.
He is organist/harpsichordist with the Theater Chamber Players of the Kennedy Center, and has played with numerous chamber ensembles and orchestras. For 28 years, until his retirement in 1999, Sutherland was Director of Music Ministries at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, Md.
Throughout his career, Sutherland has appeared frequently under the auspices of the American Guild of Organists in recital and at both national and regional conventions in the roles of recitalist, workshop leader and choral conductor. He is currently serving his third term as National Secretary of the American Guild of Organists.
Admission is free, but voluntary donations will be accepted at the doors. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 1066 Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon.