Vienna Presbyterian Church 7:00 pm Sunday, April 9, 2017
New date: 7:00 pm Sunday, April 2, 2017
The Orchestra, the Organ, and Youthful Originals!
Opening remarks by The Rev. Peter James Pastor, Vienna Presbyterian Church
Ralph Vaughan Williams – Rhosymedre (Prelude on a Welsh Hymn Tune)
George Frideric Handel – Organ Concerto in G Minor and Major, Op. 4, No. 1
Brian Wilhour, Organ
Waddell – Overture in C Minor (student composition)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Mozartiana
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Russian Easter Festival Overture (Excerpts)
Programs and artists subject to change.
BRIAN E. WILHOUR is an award-winning American composer and organist who uses music to share the common language of human emotion. His music inspires the mind, touches the heart, and is accessible to both the trained musician and the casual listener. He has conducted and performed throughout the United States and internationally, including in Germany, England, Wales, Ireland, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and the Czech Republic, in concerts that featured several of his original works.
Wilhour exhibited exceptional interest in and talent for music at a very early age, resulting in opportunities to be a guest performer on paino and organ since his teens. Today, he can claim many prestigious organizations as presenters, including the Washington Chamber Symphony and the American Guild of Organists. In 2008, Wilhour participated in the Guest Artist program at the Interlochen Academy of the Arts in Interlochen, Michigan. There, he played a recital featuring his own compositions, taught master classes in organ technique and interpretation, and coached organ students.
In addition to television and radio appearances, Wilhour has served as a composition judge for the National Reflections Competition, a forum for young composers. Currently, he is Director of Music at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in McLean, Virginia.