Concert series to begin with Grinnell College organist
The First Presbyterian Church of Newton will kick off its annual Sundays at Four Concert Series with an organ recital by Linda Bryant, Grinnell College organist, at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, 220 N. Second Ave. E.
The recital is free and open to the public. A reception with refreshments will follow in the church fellowship hall.
Bryant has degrees in organ performance from Drake University and Valparaiso University, where she studied with Russell Saunders, Carl Staplin and Philip Gehring. She also has earned the colleague certificate from the American Guild of Organists. She has played recitals in Missouri, Iowa, Colorado, Indiana, North Carolina and West Virginia, including one for the AGO Regional Convention in 2011. She also has certificates in piano pedagogy and has taught piano and organ for a number of years. She has a degree in music education from Fairmont State University and is an experienced classroom general music teacher. She was a consultant for Chalice Hymnal and wrote several articles for the related Companion.
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