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Summer Series: Stephan Griffin

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Paean | Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988)

Variations on Psalm 36 | Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)

Vater unser im Himmelreich | Georg Böhm (1661-1733)

Prelude in g minor, BuxWV 149 | Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele,BWV 654 | Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Lay my burden down (2017) | Iain Farrington (b.1977)

ii. Sometimes I feel like a motherless child

i. When I lay my burden down

 Stephan Griffin

Stephan Griffin

A highly versatile artist, Stephan Griffin enjoys an active career as a singer, conductor, and organist. Praised by Early Music America for his warm tone and described by the Washington Post as “sweet-voiced”, Stephan has been privileged to sing with a variety of ensembles including Texas Early Music Project, The Marsh Chapel Choir, Schola Cantorum of Boston, The Brookline Consort, and Sourcework. Recent and upcoming engagements include the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe with Pfunkhaus, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (Jesus) with the Brown University Chorus, Schubert’s Schwanengesang with Michael Bahmann, and Dowland’s A Pilgrimes Solace with the Long and Away consort. Stephan holds a BMus in Vocal Performance from Boston University and has done additional studies at the Royal College of Music in London. Equally at home as an organist, he holds a MMus in Organ Performance and Sacred Music from The University of Texas at Austin and a DMA in Organ Performance from Boston University. While living in Texas, he served on the music faculty and as chapel organist at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School (Austin) and as the Chorus Master and bass soloist for the Austin Baroque Orchestra (formerly Ensemble Settecento). As an accompanist, Stephan has collaborated with numerous ensembles including the Dallas Wind Symphony, Berkshire Choral International, and the Maryland State Boychoir, with appearances at the Kennedy Center and Strathmore Hall.

Earlier Event: August 21
Summer Series: Isaac Drewes