St. Thomas's Church sponsors Noon Music in Lent

By John Rafter | Feb 13, 2013
Howard Walen, organist

The opening program of the 2013 Noon Music in Lent Series at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Camden takes place on Friday, February 15, 2013.

Following the brief service of Noonday Prayer at 12:00 noon, Howard Walen, organist, will play a  program of music by Bach, Handel, Couperin, Mouret, Powell, Campra, Brahms and Manz on the 50 rank Schantz pipe organ installed in 1992.

After the program in the church, all are invited to a homemade soup, bread and fruit lunch in the church's Sun Room

Mr. Walen had been studying piano for five years when he fell in love with a piece the organist played for a postlude.  He started lessons with that organist and earned his lesson fees by working after school. Thus, Mr. Walen's career as an organist began. By the end of high school he was able to play a major recital.  Mr. Walen then went on to do his undergraduate work at Bates College, taught math and music, then earned his Master's at Northeastern.  A career as school administrator was followed by years as church organist in Congregational, Methodist and Episcopal churches.

Howard Walen is currently serving as long-term interim organist/choir director at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Augusta.

The free-will offering received will be given to one of the following local organizations, chosen by Mr. Walen: Meals-on-Wheels, Kno-Wal-Lin Hospice, Heating Assistance, Camden Area Christian Food Pantry.

All are welcome. All areas of the church are accessible through the Wood Street entrance. For additional information, call the church office at 236-3680 or email at stthoscamden@roadrunner.com

Comments (1)
Posted by: Ronald E Dyer | Feb 13, 2013 17:01

Good to see my old boss and friend, Howard "Budge" Walen.



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