St. Andrew’s Organ Concert Series to feature Hatsumi Miura

On Sunday, April 3 at 3:00 PM, we will have the rare privilege of experiencing the artistry of  Hatsumi Miura, concert organist from Yokohama, Japan.

Hatsumi Miura Photo 4

Ms. Miura has taught at the Gregorian Institute in Tokyo and has been an Associate Professor of music education at Rikkyo University in Tokyo. Currently she teaches organ at Ferris University in Yokohama, and is an organist at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Yokohama.

Ms. Miura’s early studies were with Michiko Kikuchi, Guy Bovet and Tsuguo Hirono, with whom she received her undergraduate degree at the Tokyo University of the Arts. In 1997 she received the Artist’s Diploma from New England Conservatory, studying with Yuko Hayashi. During her two years in Boston she also was the assistant organist at All Saints Episcopal Church, Ashmont, working with Michael Kleinschmidt. Now she is highly sought after as an organ soloist in Japan and abroad.

In November 2007 in a ceremony at the Yokohama Art Museum, the Mayor of Yokohama presented Ms. Miura a commendation and award for her contributions to art and music in the city. This yearly award is given to encourage those exceptional people who strive to bring art and music to the people of the city and help to bring recognition to the city of Yokohama.

The St. Andrew’s Episcopal Organ Concert Series 2015-2016

On January 8, in celebration of Epiphany and the hope and joy of the new church year.  St. Andrew’s welcomed the organ virtuoso James David Christie, Professor of Organ at the Oberlin Conservatory and Artist in Residence at the College of the Holy Cross, who offered a wonderful program to a full house of organ enthusiasts from around the Sound.

On November 29,  Naomi Shiga and Jonathan Wohlers inaugurated the series with a memorable program to a packed house. What a marvelous occasion to celebrate our 125th anniversary!

All concerts are free and open to the public. Please join us.