Thursday Noon Advent Concert Series
George Matthew, Jr.
Organist and Carillonneur
George Matthew, Jr. has been carillonneur of Middlebury College and Norwich University in Vermont since 1986. A church organist since the age of 13, he is currently organist at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church of Middlebury, Vermont. From 2007 until 2011 he was Minister of Music at First United Methodist Church, Burlington. Mr. Matthew has been carillonneur of Middlebury College and Norwich University since 1985.
He has played organ recitals in the New York and New England area, as well as in Germany and the Netherlands. In recent years, he has made a study of Russian organ music and has played a number of recitals of entirely Russian music on the organ. In July of 2012 he played the 12th such program for the Summer Russian School of Middlebury College. He has also presented Russian organ programs at Christ Church Methodist, Rochester, MN. In June 2004, he was named Artist of the Year by the Vermont Chapter American Guild of Organists.
He has studied carillon with Arthur Bigelow and Frank Law, organ with Hugh Ross and Ernest White, and composition with David Barnett. He is a graduate of Columbia, Bridgeport, and Wesleyan Universities.