Old West's new lunchtime series, featuring local student organists, continues with a performance by Sam Nelson (Boston University).
BACH: Sonata in G Major, BWV 530
FRANCK: Choral in A Minor
Sam Nelson was born in Lynn, Massachusetts and held his first organist position at the age of 12. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance from Gordon College in 2011 under the tutelage of Dr. Roy Brunner and Mr. Douglas Marshall. In 2012 he won second prize at the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival. Sam is the music director at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Lynnfield and is a regular substitute at Park Street Church, Boston. Currently, Sam is pursuing a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance at Boston University, studying organ with Peter Sykes.
When he isn't playing organ, Sam has served as Tour Manager and Organ Technician for Cameron Carpenter and the International Touring Organ, and also plays keyboards for a local wedding band, Somerset.