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
Hailed as “a world-class virtuoso” and “an expert at defining darks, lights, shadows, and colors,” Bradley Hunter Welch is increasingly in demand as a recitalist, concerto soloist, and collaborative artist. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Bradley holds the 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 also continued his study of organ and piano technique with Sheila Paige.
A winner of numerous prestigious international organ competitions and featured artist at three American Guild of Organist conventions, international festivals and as soloist with symphony orchestras from Michigan to Dallas and Fort Worth, 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. Currently, he devotes his full-time attention to a thriving solo concert career, performing approximately 20 concerts annually under the exclusive artistic management of Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, Hartford, CT.
Between his concert and recording engagements, Dr. Welch serves as Artist-in-Residence at Christ Church (Anglican) in Plano, TX — one of the largest Anglican churches in the United States.