Organist Huw Lewis of the Hope College faculty will perform a recital at LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids on Friday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
The performance will be the second in a series of recitals to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the LaGrave organ. The program will include “March in C Major,” by Louis-James-Alfred Lefébure-Wély; “Fugue in G Minor,” by Nicolas Séjan; “Prelude, Fugue and Variation in B Minor, Op. 18,” by César Franck; “Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Major, BWV 552 (‘St. Anne’),” by Johann Sebastian Bach; and “Symphony No. 5 in F, Opus 42,” parts I-V, by Charles-Marie Widor.
Welsh-born organist Huw Lewis is a professor of music at Hope College in Holland, where he has taught since 1990. He performs nationally and internationally on a regular basis, and has been featured at important meetings and conventions sponsored by many professional organizations including the American Guild of Organists and the Royal College of Organists.
He was a featured recitalist at the 1987 International Congress of Organists. Lewis’s playing has been broadcast in America and in Great Britain where he has made numerous recordings for the BBC. He has served on many competition juries, most recently for the 2003 Dallas International Organ Competition.
While a student, he received numerous prestigious scholarships, fellowships, and prizes. He studied at the Royal College of Music in London, at Cambridge University and at the University of Michigan.
LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church is located at 107 LaGrave Ave. SE in downtown Grand Rapids.