Organ Recital Series – Susan Jane Matthews
February 11, 2018
Our organ recital series features some of the finest organists playing one of America’s great organs. Our organist today is Dr. Susan Jane Matthews. Suggested donation of $10.
About the program
Dr. Susan Jane Matthews will present a program featuring works by Duruflé, Larry King, William Byrd, J.S. Bach and Charles-Marie Widor.
About the recitalist
Dr. Matthews has performed throughout the United States and in Europe, including solo organ recitals at St. John the Divine Cathedral, New York City; La Madeleine and St.-Sulpice, Paris; and the Himmerod Abbey, Germany. She completed a Bachelor of Arts Phi Beta Kappa at Haverford College (Haverford, PA) with honors in chemistry, and Masters of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in organ performance and literature at the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY). Since October 2005, she has been Director of Music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Burlingame, California where she is organist, director of the Chancel Choir, and founding director of the St. Paul’s Choir School for boys and girls. She previously served as Director of Music at St. Michael’s Cathedral, Boise and as Principal Organist of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco where she recorded the CD Chosen Tunes.
This program features works that were recorded in July for a second CD that will soon be available on the Gothic label from Grace Cathedral.
This event is part of Spacious Grace, the cathedral’s annual free-form arts festival when we remove the pews and fill the space with exciting events. Now in its fourth year, Spacious Grace runs from January 29 to February 11. Explore the full lineup.
$10 donation suggested