Please join us for the dedication of the
Anne S. and Henry B. Paup Sanctuary Pipe Organ
in a concert by Dr. Bradley Hunter Welch
Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 5:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth
Reception following in Wesley Hall with the Debbie Brooks String Quartet
As a premier concert organist, Dr. Bradley Hunter Welch, who is hailed as “a world-class virtuoso” and “an expert at defining darks, lights, shadows, and colors will perform a special concert to help dedicate our new Anne S. and Henry B. Paup Sanctuary Pipe Organ on Sunday March 22 at 5:00 pm in our Sanctuary.
As a performer who is in increasing demand as a recitalist, concerto soloist, and collaborative artist, Welch is winner of numerous prestigious international organ competitions and featured artist at American Guild of Organist conventions, international festivals and as soloist with symphony orchestras from Michigan to the DFW Metroplex,
A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Bradley holds Doctor of Musical Arts, Master of Musical Arts, Master of Music degrees, and the Artist Diploma from Yale University where he studied with Thomas Murray and Martin Jean. He also holds the Bachelor of Music degree magna cum laude from Baylor University where he studied with Joyce Jones. Dr. Welch has taught at both SMU and Baylor Universities and served as Director of Music & Arts/Organist at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas from 2009 – 2014.
Welch’s concert will not only showcase the capabilities of our magnificent new Garland pipe organ, but will also provide an exceptional opportunity to come together once again as a faith community to celebrate and dedicate this instrument. See you there!