CONWAY, Ark. (October 15, 2018) – A Halloween-themed faculty recital
featuring Hendrix College organist Timothy Allen is set for Tuesday, October 30,
at 7:30 p.m. in Greene Chapel. The recital is free and open to the public.
The program will feature popular organ works including the
Toccata and Fugue in D minor by J.S. Bach, “Danse Macabre” by Saint-Saens, “Ride
of the Valkyries” by Wagner, “Funeral March of a Marionette” by Gounod, and “In
the Hall of the Mountain King” by Grieg. There will be also be music from the
2014 movie Godzilla.
Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes, said Allen, who will
perform in costume.
For details, contact Dr. John Krebs at 501-450-1245 or email@example.com.
About Timothy Allen
Timothy Allen was born and brought up in St. Albans, England. He
attended St. Albans School and continued his music studies at Cambridge
University, where he was the Organ Scholar at Gonville and Caius College. He
studied with Nicolas Kynaston while obtaining a master’s degree. He is also a
Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.
In 1986, Allen was appointed as Assistant Organist at Chelmsford
Cathedral in Essex where his accompaniment of the Cathedral Choir on broadcasts
and recordings was highly acclaimed. In 1991, he moved to Northern Ireland as
Organist at St. Columb’s Cathedral in Londonderry.
As well as reviving the choir of men and boys at the Cathedral,
Allen co-founded the Two Cathedrals Festival with his colleague at the Roman
Catholic Cathedral in Derry, Donal Doherty. With its programs of international
artists and its emphasis on breaking down religious barriers in the Province,
the Festival became Northern Ireland’s premier music event, winning awards and
attracting the personal support of Prime Minister, John Major. He also served
as City Organist in Derry and was President of the Ulster Society of Organists
and Choirmasters from 1998-2000.
In 2001, Allen flew across the Atlantic to take up residence in
St. Louis, Missouri, where he served in a large Episcopal Church for five
years. It was there that he met Christine Westhoff, whom he married in 2004. In
2006, Tim was appointed Canon Precentor of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in
Little Rock, where he founded and directed a Choir School program at the
Cathedral School. In 2012, he moved across town to be Organist and Choirmaster
at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, where he directs a growing choral and
Allen is an experienced service player, recitalist, clinician,
examiner, choral conductor and continuo player. He has worked with the Arkansas
Chamber Singers and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and is currently the
Organist at Hendrix College. He is a member of the Arts on Tour Roster with the
Arkansas Arts Council and is represented by Concert Artists Co-operative. He
can be heard on three CDs: Ora Pro Nobis,
Hark! and Glory Hallelujah! with soprano Christine Westhoff.
About Hendrix College
A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix
College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal
arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40
Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic
quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture
in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has
been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more,