Music at St. James Concert Series

Sunday, May 6, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Music for Organ - join organist Brenda Arnold Day for a recital exploring the limits of the organ. Hear over 4000 pipes play with a variety of tonal color. Music from Buxtehude through Vierne and beyond will be performed by a superb recitalist, based in central NJ. Watch as Brenda's hands (and feet) glide effortlessly over the pedals and keys of Upper Montclair's largest pipe organ! 

Brenda Day, is a graduate of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, where she majored in Church Music. She began studying piano at the age of 5 and has studied piano with Beatrice Gougher and Allan Birney. She began her organ studies at the age of 12 and has studied with Ruth Bittner, William Whitehead, Allan Birney, and Donald McDonald. While at Westminster, she was the accompanist for both the Symphonic and Westminster Choirs, and played under the baton of Joseph Flummerfelt, Zubin Mehta, and Erich Leinsdorf. Ms. Day is in her 35th year as the Minister of Music and Organist at the First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen, NJ, where she is responsible for 5 vocal and 5 handbell choirs as well as a Lenten Concert Series. In addition to her duties at the church, Ms. Day is an active accompanist in the area, where she accompanies choral groups and voice studios. She is also a piano and organ teacher in the Metuchen/Edison area.