Kevin Clarke     Organist, Conductor, Composer

News

New CD Bach at Palmer

 
 

Dr. Kevin Clarke, after serving two years as Organist Choirmaster of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Greenville South Carolina has moved back to Texas.  St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Sugar Land to be exact. Sugar Land is a lovely suburb Southwest of Houston. A city in it’s own right Sugar Land is an active community, a business center, and a beautifully planned city. St. Theresa’s is a large parish of some 18,000 souls. To see more go to sugarlandcatholic.com.



St. Mary’s has earned a noteworthy reputation as a center for the “reform of the reform” in Catholic liturgy as described in George Weigel’s book Letters to a Young Catholic.  This movement represents a renaissance of the original (one might say, classical) forms of Catholic liturgy and music from Gregorian chant onwards as prescribed by the Second Vatican Council and celebrated in the Ordinary Form (Novus Ordo) of the Mass. For a further description of this remarkable parish see stmarysgvl.org.

 

Dr. Clarke served a similar position of 18 years as Organist Choirmaster of The Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, Texas, where he built a program including several choirs, a concert series, weekly evensong, and several tours to sing in the United Kingdom. Each visit to Great Britain by the Chancel Choir included a week in residence at Westminster Abbey.  7 choral recordings and 2 organ recordings were produced while at Incarnation and are to be found on the Pro Organo and Prospect Labels. 

 

Dr. Clarke has written a number of choral and instrumental works.  As a recitalist he  represented the U.S. in the 2001 Cervantino Festival and the 2007 and 2011 Morelia International Organ Festival. He has concertized in Italy, Germany, Great Britain and Mexico. He was also on the faculty of St. Nicholas School, Houston, where he developed a boy and girl choir program on the English model.  He is a graduate of Rhode Island College (B.M.), New England Conservatory (M.M.) and was Fellow in Church Music at the Washington National Cathedral, Organ Scholar at Bristol Cathedral, and recipient of the Doctor of Humane Letters from the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin TX.

Compositions

News! Two pieces published by


St. James Press - www.sjmp.com/

Commission:

Magnifcat and Nunc dimittis


Recordings

Word Incarnate

The Glory of Gibbons

Hark! A thrilling

Trumpet Tunes

Kindle our Hearts

With Angels and Archangels

The Royal Standard

Two French Masses

A Sacred Romance

A Sacred Romance s available on ITunes

Bach at Palmer available at

CDBaby and ITunes


Concerts

USA

Italy

Germany

Great Britian

Mexico

Workshops

Reintroducing the Sung Propers of the Liturgy,

The Society for Catholic 2011 Conference


Contact

kmclarke@earthlink.net

kevinclarke@me.com






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