The Addison String Quartet with organist and George Matthew Jr. will offer two concerts in December in Middlebury, Vermont. The program will include the Concerto Grosso No. 8 (The Christmas Concerto) by Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) and The B flat Major Organ Concerto with String Quartet by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759).
George Matthew Jr. is Organist of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Middlebury, VT and has been Carillonneur of Middlebury College and Norwich University since 1986. Is is also organist for All Souls Interfaith Gathering in Shelburne, VT. Before moving to Vermont, Matthew served churches in Connecticut, most recently as Organist and Choirmaster of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and Temple Sinai in Stamford. He has presented organ recitals in Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Canada, and the easter U.S. A graduate of Columbia, Bridgeport, and Wesleyan Universities, Matthew studied organ with Hugh Ross, Arthur Lloyd, and Ernest White. For the past 10 years, he has presented an annual recital of Russian organ music for the Russian School of the Middlebury College Summer Language Schools at Mead Chapel. In 2005, Matthew was named Artist of the Year by the Vermont Chapter American Guild of Organists.