Parish Church of St. Helena Friday organ concert series continues April 11

features@beaufortgazette.comApril 3, 2014 

The second in a series of Friday organ concerts at the Parish Church of St. Helena will feature Adam Pajan, who will perform at noon April 11 at the church, 505 Church St., Beaufort.

Pajan is beginning his doctoral work at the University of Oklahoma's American Organ Institute as a graduate assistant and Fellow of the Graduate College. He recently completed his Master's of Music in Organ Performance and Certificate in Church Music Studies at the Yale University School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music.

While at Yale he received the Robert Baker Scholarship, the Julia R. Sherman Prize for excellence in organ playing, the Richard Paul DeLong Prize as "the student whose work best exemplifies the dedication and the use of those special gifts required of practicing church musicians," and was awarded the 2009-2010 Ruth and Paul Manz Scholarship, granted through the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He graduated magna cum laude from Furman University in Greenville in 2008 with a Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance.

Pajan has played extensively in the Southeast, including the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, a previous appearance at the Parish Church of St. Helena and numerous recitals in Upstate South Carolina.

Concerts are free and open to the public. The remainder of the 2014 concert series includes: April 25, Scott Bennett, Charleston; May 2, Stephen Hamilton, New York, N.Y.; and May 9, Kevin Edens, student of Tompkins, Furman University. The annual concert series is funded by private donations.

Details: Kelly Newnham, 843-522-1712 or pub@islc.net; Marge Barber, 843-525-1316 or barbers@islc.net; or www.sthelenas1712.org

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