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Friday, January 25, 2008

Mike Morgan for our 225th!

We just set this up for our 225th. Mike Morgan is going to visit East Tennessee, March 1st and 2nd.

He is bringing his display of first edition Bibles from the Reformation Era plus he is a long-time organist and will perform a recital for our 225th anniversary.

Here is his biography:

Michael Morgan, CCM is a native of Georgia, and long-time organist at Atlanta’s historic Central Presbyterian Church. He also serves as Seminary Musician at Columbia Theological Seminary. Previously he served congregations in Florida, California, and Arkansas. He hold a B.M. degree from Florida State University and a Masters from Clark Atlanta University, and did post-graduate work with Richard Purvis at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.

He has played worship services and recitals at Presbyterian music and worship conferences in North Carolina and Texas, and across the Southeast, Texas, California, New Mexico, Kentucky, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Pennsylvania; and in Switzerland, England, and Spain. He has participated in organ seminars in Great Britain, Germany, and France. He holds the highest degree of certification (CCM) conferred by the Presbyterian Association of Musicians.

Michael is currently serving as Dean of the Atlanta Chapter, American Guild of Organists; Treasurer of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians; and is a member of the Hymn Society of the United States and Canada.

His primary interest is the history and literature of the English Bible, Psalms, and liturgies of the English Church. His library of English Bibles, Testaments, Psalters, and liturgies is one of the most complete collections in the country. In 1999 his paraphrase of the Psalms, The Psalter for Christian Worship, was published by the Office of Theology and Worship of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Here is the schedule of events:
  1. Display of Bibles at Holston Presbytery's March meeting at First Pres., Morristown.
  2. Possible recital at Presbytery.
  3. Display of Bibles at First Pres. Adult Forum at 9:45 a.m., March 2nd.
  4. Organ piece during worship at 11 a.m, March 2nd.
  5. Organ recital at 3 pm, March 2nd at First Presbyterian.

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