On Tuesday 12 November we welcome organist and friend Christopher Wells who will offer the organ meditation during Bach at Noon between 12:20 and 12:50 p.m.
Christopher Wells is from Annapolis, Maryland, where he began his organ studies with James Dale at the United States Naval Academy. Mr. Wells received his undergraduate degree in organ performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music on the Dean’s Talent Grant. During these years, he absorbed elements of the Anglican tradition serving as Organ Scholar at Saint Paul’s (K Street) in Washington, D.C. and lessons at Washington National Cathedral. Mr. Wells took his master’s in organ from the University of Michigan as a student of Robert Glasgow. While in Michigan, Mr. Wells also served as Assistant Organist at Christ Church, Cranbrook, in Bloomfield Hills. In addition to accompanying Christ Church’s four choirs, he was soloist for Poulenc’s Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings as well as the premieres of Enid Sutherland’s Alpha and Emma Lou Diemer’s In Hope We Sing, Alleluia!
Since 2002, Mr. Wells has been Director of Music and Organist at Christ Church, Bronxville, where he directs a comprehensive music program of five choirs. He was the founding director of SHA!cappella, Bronxville’s acclaimed a cappella ensemble. As a recitalist, he has appeared in many venues across the country, among them Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Saint Thomas Fifth Avenue and the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, all in New York City. He has recently released a new recording on the ProOrgano label featuring the music of Craig Phillips on the new organ at Christ Church Bronxville.