Marvin Mills Concert: Virtuoso Organ Impressions II
St. Paul’s welcomes the return of
Marvin Mills in Concert
Virtuoso Organ Impressions II
Sat. Feb 28, 2015 – 7:00pm
No Tickets Required goodwill offerings will be accepted.
Marvin Mills is organist at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Kensington, Maryland. He is also music director of the acclaimed National Spiritual Ensemble, and guest artist with the Ritz Chamber Players, based in Jacksonville, Florida. Previous positions include Associate Minister of Music at National City Christian Church, Director of Music at All Souls Church, Unitarian, and University Organist at Howard University, all in Washington, DC.
He has performed throughout the United States in such places as The Academy of Music, Philadelphia, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Barns, Wolf Trap Farm Park as well as historic churches in Krakow, Poland. He has appeared as guest artist with numerous choral groups including the Concert Artists of Baltimore, the Washington Bach Consort, the Cathedral Choral Society, the Folger Consort, Fairfax Choral Society, MasterSingers of Wilmington (DE), and Eastern Michigan University Chamber Choir. During the inaugural festival of the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ, Dobson organ Op. 76, in Verizon Hall of the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, he was the first of five recitalists for the Saturday marathon.
For over a decade Mr. Mills has been a featured artist at the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival as recitalist, chamber musician and choral conductor – preparing the Festival Chorus for major works such as: Haydn’s Creation, the Requiems of Mozart Brahms and Verdi, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, and Handel’s Samson. A prize winning composer, his Four Spirituals for Denyce Graves have been performed throughout the country at colleges and universities by aspiring singers. A setting of a Phyllis Wheatley poem, On Virtue, was commissioned by the Cathedral of St. John the Divine for its Poets Corner. He made his theatrical conducting debut with the Washington Savoyards in its production of Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha in 2010 and has been a vocal coach/staff pianist at Morgan State University since 2013.