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Pipes Alive! – Matthew Bickett, organist
The Pipes Alive! series continues with Matt Bickett playing the St. John’s organ on Sunday, February 6, at 12:30pm.
The concert is free admission – donations welcome in any amount. Checks payable to Music at the Red Door or click here to donate online.
Please be advised: At this time, due to the current issues with the COVID 19 virus, masks will be required upon entering and must remain on during the entire performance, and any time you are in the building. Any updates will be sent prior to the day of the concert.
Learn more about St. John’s famed Austin pipe organ.
Click below to watch. Click here for full program pdf.
About the Artist:
Matt Bickett regularly performs throughout the United States and Europe as organist and harpsichordist. Equally at home with historic and contemporary music, Matt centers his performances on historically-informed playing styles and techniques. Reviewers have described his performances as “rare and interesting” (ClevelandClassical) and “masterfully negotiated” (Bloomington Herald Times), and his playing has been recognized with a first prize in the Quimby Competition for Young Organists. Recordings of his performances have been featured on Pipedreams, American Public Media’s nationally syndicated radio program. In the US, Matt has performed at notable venues such as St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle, Community of Christ Auditorium in Kansas City, and in Cleveland at the Church of the Covenant and Trinity Lutheran Church. Recent international performances have taken him to Kungsbacka, Sweden; Haarlem, the Netherlands; Poitiers, France; and Smarano, Italy. Matt currently serves as Director of Music at Somers Congregational Church in Somers, Connecticut, where he plays for services on the Richards Fowkes opus 21 organ built in historically-informed style.
Join us for half-hour organ concerts featuring St. John’s magnificent Austin pipe organ, on the first Sunday of the month, November through June, 12:30 p.m. with regional organists. Free!
Music at the Red Door is supported in part by the Richard P. Garmany Fund of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation, the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, the William & Alice Mortensen Foundation, and the Marjorie Jolidon Fund of the Greater Hartford Chapter, American Guild of Organists.