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Join us as we celebrate our newly refurbished Chancel Organ with a concert and gala dinner featuring Cameron Cody, organ, and Dr. Joanna Whitsett, harp.
Joanna Elliott Whitsett has appeared in recital in important churches and cathedrals throughout the U.S and Europe. She is the recipient of the Doctorate of Musical Arts from University of Houston under the direction of Dr. Robert Bates. She also received a Master of Music in Organ Performance from Baylor University, where she was a student of Dr. Joyce Jones. She has studied with a number of noted organ pedagogues, including Michel Bouvard, Dr. Naji Hakim, and Marie-Claire Alain. Joanna also is a concert harpist, and received her MM in harp performance from Baylor University. She has performed as soloist and served as harpist for several ensembles including the Baylor Symphony Orchestra, Baylor Wind Ensemble, Waco Chamber Ensemble, Angelettes Harp Ensemble, Ft. Worth Civic Orchestra, University of Houston, Houston Civic Orchestra and Divergence Vocal Theater. Joanna serves as the organist for Moody Methodist Church in Galveston, TX.
Cameron Cody is the Director of Music Ministry and Organist at Chapelwood United Methodist. He has been integral in the design of the new organ and recent selection of a new Steinway concert grand piano for Sanctuary worship. Cameron is a Shigeru Kawai Artist and Owner. The Shigeru Kawai is Japan’s Premiere Piano and represents handcrafted excellence. A life long Methodist, he has served as organist for Annual Conference on multiple occasions. He has also been featured as a guest organist for a select choir from St. Martin in the Fields, London in a combined concert with the University Baptist Church Choir of Austin, Texas. Cameron is currently a member of the American Guild of Organists and the American Choral Directors Association, TCDA, and serves as a board member on the Houston Choristers Guild.
This concert will begin at 6:00 PM and the Gala and Dinner will be at 7:30 PM off campus. The concert is free and open to all, dinner reservation is required.
Please park in Lot A off Greenbay Street and enter the Sanctuary through Door 1. The concert will also be streamed on Cameron Cody Music Facebook and YouTube.
11140 Greenbay St.Houston, TX 77024