Rising Stars of the Organ
Friday, November 8, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.
Pageant … Leo Sowerby
Romantisch, Op.142 no.3 … Sigfrid Karg-Elert
Organ Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Felix Mendelssohn
Wotan’s Farewell and Magic Fire Music … Richard Wagner
Symphonie No. 2 pour orgue: III. Scherzo … Louis Vierne
Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue, Op. 149 … Healey Willan
CLICK HERE to hear a video of Grant Wareham play Wotan’s Farewell and Magic Fire Music at Newberry Memorial Organ Woolsey Hall
A Dayton, Ohio native, Grant Wareham began organ studies in 2007. He earned his BMus at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where he studied organ with Ken Cowan, graduating Cum Laude and with Distinction in Research and Creative Work. While at Rice, Grant served as Moseley Memorial Organ Scholar at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Houston, and then as Associate Organist at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church.
Winner of both the First and Audience Prizes at the 2017 Albert Schweitzer Organ Competition in Hartford, CT, Grant has appeared as a featured artist at the 2017 National Convention of the Organ Historical Society in St. Paul, MN, and as a semifinalist in the 2019 Longwood International Organ Competition.
A second-year MM student Yale Institute of Sacred Music and School of Music, Grant studies organ with Jon Laukvik. He serves as the Organist and Choirmaster for the Episcopal Church at Yale, and also as Organ Scholar at Christ Church New Haven, where he works alongside Choirmaster Thomas Williford and Yale University Organist Emerita Thomas Murray.