First United Methodist Church of Grapevine is excited to welcome world-class organist Bradley Hunter Welch for an organ concert in conjunction with our 150th Anniversary Celebrationand the installation of new organ pipes! Please join us on Saturday, October 8, at 6 PM in the FUMC Grapevine Sanctuary for this concert highlighting the rich sounds of our organ, with its addition of pipes installed this fall.
Organist Bradley Hunter Welch has been hailed as "A world-class virtuoso" (The American Organist), and is increasingly in demand as a recitalist, concerto soloist, and collaborative artist. He is the 2003 First Place winner of the Dallas International Organ Competition and was also awarded the Audience Prize for the second time, having previously won it in 2000. In 2005, he was a featured artist at three regional conventions of The American Guild of Organists, and he made his European debut in France performing in the Chartres Festival. He has appeared as soloist with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. With the DSO, he gave the world premiere of Stephen Paulus' Grand Concerto for Organ and Orchestra, the piece written for Bradley as the winner of the Dallas International Organ Competition.
Dr. Welch has taught at Southern Methodist University and Baylor University. He was Director of Music & Arts at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, TX from 2009-2014. Between his concert and recording engagements, Dr. Welch serves as Artist-in-Residence as Christ Church (Anglican) in Plano, TX.
Admission is free, and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend! First United Methodist Church is located at 422 Church Street, one block west of Main Street in historic downtown Grapevine. For more information about First United Methodist Church Grapevine and its ministries, visit us online atwww.firstmethodistgrapevine.org or call the church office at 817-481-2559.