December 17, 2019
1820 Broadway Denver, CO 80202
Trinity's free Advent Organ Recitals are a place of solace and beauty in the middle of the day. Experience the transformative power of music!
Norman Sutphin, Organist at Trinity United Methodist Church, presents a 30-minute program featuring:
Garth Edmundson: Variations on "Adeste Fidelis"
Jean Langlais: Poemes Evangeliques
La Nativite: The Stable - The Angels - The Shepherds - The Holy Family
Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, trans. Gordon Balch Nevin: The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Dance of the Reed Pipes
Max Reger: Fantasy on "How Brightly Shines the Morning Star," Op. 40, No. 1
Norman Sutphin is a native of central New Jersey. He has served as Organist at Trinity United Methodist Church since October 2010, where he shares accompanying responsibilities of the Chancel Choir, accompanies the Chancel Chamber Choir, and directs the Brass Ensemble. He has completed degrees from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA, and from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. He has studied piano with Jean Middleton and Frances Veri, organ with Pierce Getz and William Hays, and choral conducting with Joseph Flummerfelt. Previous to his appointment at Trinity, he served as an organist and choir director in churches in Asbury Park, NJ, Camden, AR, and Houston, TX.
In addition to serving in various positions in music ministry, Norman has concertized in New Jersey, New York, Arkansas, Texas, and Colorado. He is known as a versatile collaborative artist on organ and piano, accompanying choral groups, vocalists, and instrumentalists at the secondary and collegiate levels. In collaboration with the Monmouth Civic Chorus he accompanied major choral works at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, and at The Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, NJ. He has also performed with the Houston Sinfonietta and Colorado Repertory Singers and has served as an accompanist for the Royal Academy of Dance in America. Mr. Sutphin has served as a board member, organ clinician, and staff accompanist at the Texas Conference Choir Clinic. Since moving to Colorado he has accompanied school choral concerts and musicals in six school districts across the Denver area. He is a member and Past-Dean of the American Guild of Organists and a member of the Organ Historical Society. He has served as a board member and Sub-Dean of the Denver Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.