Summer Organ Concerts 2013This Summer's Featured Artists
July 14, 2013 at 3 p.m.
“Ned” Tipton began his musical studies at the age of four, and gave his first recital at the age of six. He soon took up the violin, organ, trumpet, oboe, and flute. His first post as church organist was at the age of fourteen in his native Asheville, North Carolina, where he was a student of Marilyn Keiser and William Dan Hardin. As a winner of a Rotary International Foundation Scholarship for the school year 1979-1980, he continued his piano studies at the Ecole Normale de Musique, Paris, as a student of Jules Gentil. He received his BM in Piano (with Sedmara Rutstein) and his MM in Choral Conducting (with Daniel Moe) from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio, where his organ studies were with Garth Peacock. His studies of the organ works of Maurice Duruflé were with the wife of the composer, Marie-Madeline Duruflé-Chevalier.
From 1989 until 2010 he served as Canon for Music and Organist-Choirmaster of the American Cathedral in Paris.He began his service as Minister of Music at St. John’s Cathedral, Los Angeles, in August of 2010. His duties include music for all Cathedral and Diocesan services, coordination of all musical/artistic events at the Cathedral, restoration of the Cathedral’s treasured 1924 Skinner pipe organ, and the further expansion of the music and arts program.
July 28, 2013 at 3 p.m.
Dr. Daniel Kerr earned his bachelor’s, master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, where he studied organ with Dr. Ladd Thomas and Cherry Rhodes. He is a member of the music faculty at Brigham Young University – Idaho, where he is the director of organ studies, and coordinates the Musicianship program. He also teaches orchestration and works with composition students. Prior to his appointment at BYU-I, he served as the organist and handbell choir director at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. He has taught both at USC and California State University, Los Angeles, was accompanist for the Claremont Chorale, and was musical director of the Foothill Summer Theatre. He has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, at the American Guild of Organists’ 2004 National Convention and 2011 Northwest Regional Convention, and is a regular recitalist on the organs of Temple Square in Salt Lake City.
August 11, 2013 at 3 p.m.
Timothy Howard's recitals and collaborative appearances have been hailed as "precision-cut" and filled with "superb grace and élan" (The Orange County Register). He is featured regularly on American Guild of Organists (AGO) chapter and church recital series, and 2013 marks his eighth season as principal keyboard continuo player and featured soloist at the Corona del Mar Baroque Music Festival. He participated in the Los Angeles AGO's marathon presentations of the complete Organ Symphonies of Charles Marie Widor (playing the monumental Symphony VIII) and César Franck's complete major organ works, each time to an enthusiastic audience of his peers and the public. He has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Green Umbrella group, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Children's Chorus, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and the choirs of Long Beach City College. He recently collaborated with Paul Halley in one of the composer's live performances. He played solo pieces and accompanied Hollywood Presbyterian Church's Cathedral Choir on their British Tour, with performances at York Minster and the cathedrals at Lincoln, Durham and Edinburgh. In addition to a number of solo organ recitals each season, his live performances of his organ scores for the silent films Nosferatu and From the Manger to the Cross have become quite popular. In 2006 he was rehearsal accompanist and performance organist for the Angeles Chorale's Lauridsen Weekend under the leadership of Don Neuen and Morten Lauridsen.
A graduate, with honors, from the University of Southern California with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree, Dr. Howard also holds degrees from Westminster Choir College and Biola University. He is Director of Music and Organist at Pasadena Presbyterian Church and Lecturer in Music at California State University, Northridge.