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Organist Peter DuBois to perform Sunday at Johnson Memorial

Nov. 29, 2012 @ 11:40 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Organist and former Huntington resident Peter DuBois will perform in a "Music At Johnson Memorial" concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, 5th Avenue and 10th Street in downtown Huntington.

DuBois, who is the host of the nationally syndicated National Public Radio organ and choral music program "With Heart and Voice," will perform on the church's newly refurbished 42 rank Möller organ.

DuBois is the son of Dr. E. David and Dorothy DuBois and graduated from Huntington High School in 1976 while his father was senior pastor at the church.

DuBois serves full time as director of music/organist at Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester, N.Y. He also serves as assistant professor of sacred music at the Eastman School of Music, and is director of the sacred music diploma program there. In July 2009, he took the position of host and producer of "With Heart and Voice."

DuBois taught organ at West Virginia Wesleyan College and was organist and choir director at Christ Church United Methodist in Charleston.

He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Michigan, DuBois has also studied privately in Paris.

"The program will be a mix of general organ repertoire and some Advent Christmas pieces to kick the season off," DuBois said in a release. Works of J. S. Bach, Flor Peeters, Dan Locklair, Charles-Marie Widor, and George Baker will be featured.

The program is free, sponsored in part by Huntington Federal Savings Bank. An offering will be received. A reception following the concert will offer the public the opportunity to have conversation with DuBois.