British Organist, Composer Performs at NMU

Wednesday 1, 2015

British organist and composer Paul Ayers will perform at Northern Michigan University on Sunday, April 19. His concert begins at 3 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall. There is no admission charge.

Ayers studied music at Oxford University and now is a freelance composer, arranger, choral conductor, musical director, organist and accompanist. His compositions usually involve word and he is particularly interested in working with pre-existing music. Ayers arranges folksongs, hymns, jazz standards and nursery rhymes and does “re-compositions” of classical works, such as Purcell’s Funeral Sentence, 4A Wreck and Messyah. He also leads education workshops for children and plays piano for theater productions and improvisational comedy shows.

Katelyn Durst
Student Writer