Spivey Hall Organist-in-Residence Scheduled for Recital at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
Alan Morrison, Spivey Hall’s organist-in-residence, has joined the roster of the 2016 Atlanta Summer Organ Festival with a recital scheduled for Wednesday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.
Morrison was appointed as Spivey’s organist-in-residence in 2015, and will hold the McGehee Family Organist Residency there through the 2020-2021 season. He took part in the Season 26 Announcement Celebration in March, where he performed for Spivey Hall donors and invited guests, and joined Executive and Artistic Director Sam Dixon to preview Season 26’s special 25th Anniversary Celebration of Spivey’s Albert Schweitzer Memorial Organ. Recently, Morrison also had the honor of performing the opening recital for the 100th Anniversary of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Celebrating its 22nd season, the Atlanta Summer Organ Festival, sponsored by the Atlanta Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, is a celebration of the ecumenical spirit of music across several Atlanta area churches, each with its own distinguished organ. Patrons have the opportunity to hear world renowned performers play some the finest instruments in the Southeast. All concerts are performed on Wednesdays, with a suggested donation of $15.
About Spivey Hall
Now celebrating its 26th season, Spivey Hall is the South’s most acoustically superior recital hall, presenting the best in classical, jazz and world music. Located on the picturesque campus of Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia, just fifteen miles southeast of Atlanta, the hall has been praised by artists, patrons and journalists alike.
This season, Spivey Hall celebrates the 25th anniversary of its magnificent 4,413-pipe Albert Schweitzer Memorial Organ, custom-built in Italy by Fratelli Ruffatti, with special events and concerts.
An intimate venue with just 392 seats, Spivey Hall promotes for the concert-goer a personal connection with the artist both during and after the performance. Spivey’s extraordinary acoustics and reputation for distinguished programming attract outstanding international musicians who regularly perform at the nation’s major concert venues such as Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. For more information, visit www.spiveyhall.org.
Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall gratefully acknowledges the support of the Walter and Emilie Spivey Foundation and the Spivey Hall Friends.
Spivey Hall’s Season 26 is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts.
About Clayton State University
A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta. For more information, visit www.clayton.edu.