Stephen Williams returns to the console at St. John's to perform some organ favorites, works of former musicians at St. John's, and works that highlight some of the many unique and special sounds found on our splendid instrument, including the soaring trumpet pipes mounted 80 feet high in the ceiling! Stephen is musician at Cathedral Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, and teaches organ at Moravian University. All are invited to hear this wonderful concert!
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Stephen Williams is Canon for Music and the Performing Arts at Cathedral Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem PA, and the Artist in Residence Organ Instructor at Moravian University. Academic pursuits have included study at Brevard College, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, The Juilliard School, and West Chester University. As director of music, organist, and teacher, he previously served long tenures at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Allentown PA and concurrently at Muhlenberg College. As a soloist and accompanist, he has toured France, England, The Netherlands, Canada, and the US with favorite recitals at St. John the Divine and Alice Tully Hall in NY, Rouen Cathedral and The American Cathedral in Paris, Bristol, Wells, Salisbury, and Exeter Cathedral in England, The Crystal Cathedral (now Christ Cathedral), and St. Phillip’s Cathedral in Atlanta. Notable projects have included performances of the complete organ works of J. S. Bach, the six organ symphonies of Louis Vierne, the complete organ works of Johannes Brahms, and his CD Platinum. Professional affiliations include the American Guild of Organists and the Association of Anglican Musicians.