Dr. Richard Elliott, Principal Organist at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, UT, will present an organ dedication concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church Hilton Head Island. The concert will dedicate the church’s new organ console built by the A.E. Schlueter Organ Company. The concert is free.
At the Mormon Tabernacle, Dr. Elliott participates in the daily recital series on the 206-rank Æolian-Skinner organ and accompanies the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on the choir’s weekly radio and TV broadcast, “Music and the Spoken Word.” As accompanist for the Tabernacle Choir he has performed in many of the world’s great halls and appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including the NBC “Today Show,” the “CBS Morning Show,” “CBS Sunday Morning” and “A Prairie Home Companion.”
Dr. Elliott appears on dozens of recordings and videos with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He has collaborated with many guest artists including Andrea Bocelli, the Canadian Brass, the King’s Singers, Robert Shaw, James Taylor, and many more. He has recorded CDs and is a published composer and arranger of music for organ and for choir.
The concert is free and open to the public. First Presbyterian Church is located at 540 William Hilton Parkway. For more information, contact the church at (843) 681-3696 or go to fpchhi.org.
First Presbyterian Church Wednesday Primetime Programs
First Presbyterian Church Hilton Head Island will present a program, “The Port Royal Soundscape,” by Dr. Eric Montie, Associate Professor of Biology at USCB at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 1. Dr. Lisa Ciresi, Associate Professor of Art History at USCB, will present a series of three programs focusing on the art of Lent on Wednesdays February 8, 15 and 22 at 6:30 p.m. The programs are free and open to the public and are preceded by dinner at 5:30 p.m. Dinner cost is $10 and reservations are required by 5 p.m. the Tuesday before. First Presbyterian Church is located at 540 William Hilton Parkway. For more information, contact the church at (843) 681-3696 or go to fpchhi.org.