Music At Noon begins on Dec. 5 with Matthew Webb, organist extraordinaire

Music At Noon, the series sponsored by Music At Morristown United Methodist Church, begins its 34th season with a free concert on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, featuring organist Matthew Webb.

The 30-minute show starts at 12:15 pm, and will feature works by Bach, Gigout, Balbastre and several carol settings.  The concert will be held in the sanctuary of the Morristown United Methodist Church, at 50 Park Place (on the Green).

A light luncheon is available before or after the concert (11:30 am to 1:30 pm).  The meal costs $7 for adults and $6 for seniors and students.  The December concerts are free to the public as a gift to the community.  Free childcare is available during the concert.  The sanctuary is handicapped accessible.

Matthew Webb is music director at The Presbyterian Church in Morristown, where he plays the organ and directs adult and high school choral and instrumental ensembles. Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and philosophy from Wake Forest University (NC) and a Master of Music degree from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, where he will complete a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in May 2014.

Matt Webb, music director at the Presbyterian Church in Morristown, crosses the Green to perform at the United Methodist Church on Dec. 5, 2013.

Matt Webb, music director at the Presbyterian Church in Morristown, crosses the Green to perform at the United Methodist Church on Dec. 5, 2013.

From an early age, Matt was involved in the music ministry of his church, serving as an accompanist and choral director. He has served Presbyterian, Episcopal, and United Methodist congregations, where he built choral and instrumental programs for children, youth and adults.

As an educator, Matt previously taught at Elon University, UNC Greensboro, the UNC School of the Arts, and the Canterbury School.

Matthew has worked extensively as an organist, collaborative pianist, and conductor, giving recitals and conducting ensembles throughout the U.S .and Europe.

Additionally, he currently has a small private studio, coaching vocalists in opera and musical theater.  He is a member of the American Choral Director’s Association, the American Guild of Organists, and the Presbyterian Association of Musicians.

Funding has been made possible in part by funds from Morris Arts through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

For further information: 973-538-2132 or www.morristownumc.com



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