Published DateLACONIA — There will be two free organ concerts at the Laconia Congregational Church this month.
The concerts will be at noon on Friday, March 15 and Friday, March 22. The church is located in Veterans Square in downtown Laconia. For more information, call the church office at 524-0668.
On March 15, the organist will be Brian Jones. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory Of Music and Boston University, Brian Jones is among America's most celebrated church musicians. Organist Emeritus of Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston, where he played from 1984-2004, he has since served in three interim positions including Old South Church in Boston and Memorial Church, Harvard University.
Currently, he is Director of the Copley Singers, a Boston-based choir he founded in 2006, and he is in rigorous demand as a concert organist throughout the United States and Europe. Having been heard in such venues as St. Thomas Church, New York City; The National Cathedral, Washington, DC; Grace Cathedral, San Francisco; Yale University, New Haven; and Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral, London, he has been widely recorded, published and acclaimed.
On March 22, Robert Couchon will perform. Robert, a native of Worcester, Massachusetts, studied piano from the age of seven, and pursued a degree as a foreign language major before finally majoring in Organ at the Boston Conservatory of Music. While at the Conservatory, he was accepted as one of a very limited number of students of the late Dr. Virgil Fox, the legendary concert organist, with whom he studied for five years. During that time, he also pursued advanced piano study in New York City with the late Mary Louise Boehm, a concert pianist and pupil of the legendary German pianist Walter Gieseking. Mr. Couchon is currently Organist and Music Director of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church in Brattleboro, Vermont and is also Organist of Temple Sinai in Worcester, Massachusetts, a position he has held for twenty three years. He is also a frequent recitalist in the New England area and teacher of piano and organ.
Brian Jones (Courtesy photo)