Saturday, August 4 ~ An organ/cello concert will be offered at St. John’s Church as part of the summer concert series to celebrate the installation of the W. Richard Bingham Memorial Organ. Organist Nicholas White and cellist Kate Jensik will provide a joyful and light-hearted recital of music from Germany, France, Russia, and England.
The recital will begin at 4:00 p.m. ALL ARE WELCOME.
Background on the artists:
Kate Jensik teaches cello at Concord Community Music School, and she is currently the cellist in the O’Brien-Jensik-Charbeneau piano trio. Kate has performed with the Indian Hill Symphony, the New Bedford Symphony, the Atlantic Symphony, and the Boston Public String Quartet, with whom she introduced music to school children in the Greater Boston area, and also spent a week providing a similar opportunity to schools in the Turks and Caicos. Kate has also played at the Bowdoin and Chautauqua Summer Music Festivals.
Nicholas White’s musical career has evolved over a period of more than twenty-five years spent in the United States. He is a Grammy-nominated composer and conductor, as well as a versatile organist, pianist and singer with experience in many different styles of music. In 2011, Nicholas was appointed to the post of Director of Chapel Music & Organist at St. Paul’s School, Concord, New Hampshire. Nicholas has given many performances throughout the United States. Immediately prior to his appointment at St. Paul’s, he was Artistic Director of Joyful Noise (Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus), a choral organization based in Northwest Connecticut, and Organist & Choirmaster of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Beverly Farms, Massachusetts. Nicholas was born in London, England, and received his early musical training as a treble chorister. He held his first organist and choirmaster position at the age of fifteen, going on to become Organ Scholar of Clare College, Cambridge, from 1986-1989. Since coming to the U.S. in 1989, Nicholas has held various positions in churches, colleges and schools. These include Washington National Cathedral (Assistant Organist & Choirmaster), Cathedral Choral Society (Keyboard Artist) and Woodley Ensemble (Music Director) in Washington, DC; St. Michael’s Church (Organist & Choirmaster), Dalton School (Choir Director), Columbia University (Adjunct Organist) in New York City. Nicholas is in high demand as a composer, receiving numerous commissions from choirs across the world. Most recently these have included The Association of Anglican Musicians (Hartford, CT), St. John’s Cathedral (Albuquerque, NM), St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (Newton, MA), Dumbarton Concerts (Washington, DC), Granite State Choral Society (Rochester, NH), Shadyside Presbyterian Church (Pittsburgh, PA), Christ Church (Andover, MA), St. John’s Church (Beverly Farms, MA), Chorus Angelicus (Torrington CT), Chorus Abilene (Abilene, TX), Cathedral (Washington, DC), The Concord Chorale (Concord, NH) and St. John Cantius Parish (Chicago, IL.)