Sunday, October 2, 3:00PM
Former First Baptist Greenville organist and Furman University Professor of Organ Charles Boyd Tompkins will present a faculty recital in our Sanctuary on Sunday, October 2 at 3:00pm. The concert, which is free and open to the public, is presented as a tribute to the late Sherwood A. Mobley (1956-2016), former Principal Timpanist and Executive Director of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, and longtime member of our congregation. The recital also features Furman Professor of Percussion Omar Carmenates.
The program includes solo organ works by Franck and Dupré, as well as “A Cricket Sang and Set the Sun” by the contemporary American composer Blake Tyson (for solo marimba) and “Meditation” from 20th century American composer Paul Creston’s Concerto for Marimba (marimba and organ). Opening the recital will be a festive composition for organ, brass, and timpani, “Praise the Lord with Drums and Cymbals,” by Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1931).
Our organ, the largest in South Carolina, was built in 1984 by Casavant Frères of St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada. With four keyboards and over 4800 pipes, the instrument is an ideal vehicle both for the great solo organ repertory from all periods, as well as for accompanying and chamber works. Don’t miss this free opportunity to hear wonderful music and to honor the memory of a very special member of our congregation.