CONWAY, Ark. (October
9, 2019) — A Halloween-themed faculty recital featuring Hendrix College organist
Timothy Allen is set for Monday, October 28, at 8 p.m. in Greene Chapel. The
recital is free and open to the public.
The program will
feature popular organ works listeners often associate with ghosts, ghouls, or
monsters, 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.
encouraged to wear costumes, said Allen, who will perform in costume.
contact Dr. John Krebs at 501-450-1245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 instrumental program.
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
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, visit www.hendrix.edu.