Organ Recital and Choral Evensong for the Feast of the Annunciation March 25
On Friday, March 25, HTP will offer an Organ Recital and Choral Evensong for the Feast of the Annunciation. There will be a short organ recital at 6:30 p.m., featuring guest organist, Matthew McMahan, Choirmaster and Organist at Decatur Presbyterian Church, followed by Evensong at 7 p.m. The Evensong will include choral music by Lehman, Buthod, and Ukranian composers, Berezovsky and Bortniansky.
About organist Matthew McMahan:
Matthew McMahan has performed in the eastern United States, Canada and Europe. In addition to performing as an organ recitalist, Mr. McMahan enjoys spending time as a choral clinician. A native of Alabama, Matt received his undergraduate degree from Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama. In addition, he also holds graduate degrees from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey. He began the study of piano at an early age with his mother, Bobbie Bennett McMahan, also an alumna of Westminster Choir College. Further study in piano was with Ronald and Ann Surace. As organist, his teachers included James Fairleigh, Jean Langlais and Joan Lippincott. While in graduate school, Matt was chosen by Westminster’s organ faculty to present a solo organ recital broadcast on WQXR - New York Times’ Classical Radio Station’s Young Artist Showcase. Since 1997 Matt has served as Minister of Music (choirmaster and organist) at Decatur Presbyterian Church, Decatur, Georgia. The Chancel Choir of DPC has been featured at Charleston’s Piccolo Spoleto Festival many years, and has performed for the Georgia Conference of the American Choral Directors’ Association (ACDA), at Spivey Hall. Most recently, the choir was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall, New York City.