Tryon Presbyterian Church to host organ recital Oct. 28

Published 8:00 am Saturday, October 20, 2018

Tryon Presbyterian Church will host an organ recital featuring organist Dr. Charles Tompkins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28.

Tompkins is university organist and professor of music at Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina. A member of the Furman faculty since 1986, he teaches organ, harpsichord, music theory and church music courses, and serves as organ accompanist for the Furman Singers and Furman Chamber Choir.

He is currently associate organist and artist in residence for Christ Church (Episcopal) in Greenville, a position he assumed in September of 2016.  He has also served as organist for Greenville’s First Baptist Church (1997-2016) and Westminster Presbyterian Church (1988-1996).

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Tryon Presbyterian Church recently remodeled its sanctuary, which included a new organ console for the existing 1982 Moller pipe organ. The new console was designed and built by the Cornel Zimmer Organ Builders of Denver, North Carolina.

This recital is a continuation of a concert series in celebration of the completed $1.2-million renovation.

A reception will be held following the recital where guests may greet the artist.

– Submitted by Lesley Bush