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Organist from the Cathedral of Christ the King to perform at CU

By Joan C. McKinney, coordinating director, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. -- Campbellsville University will host Brian Hunt, organist/assistant director of music at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Lexington, Ky., in concert at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, for the university's Noon Organ Recital Series.

The concert is free and open to the public and will end at 12:50 p.m. in time for those attending to return to work.

The series provides organ music from the 1894 Farrand and Votey Organ in Ransdell Chapel which is enlarged to 51 ranks by Moeller, Pilcher and Milnar Organ Companies.



Hunt will perform "Prelude & Fugue in F Minor" by J.S. Bach, "Prelude, Fugue, & Variation" by Cesar Franck, "Sortie in Eb" by Louis J.A. Lefebure-Wely, "Adagio" by Frank Bridge and "Toccata in b minor" by Eugene Gigout.

Hunt has been the organist/assistant director of music at the Cathedral of Christ the King since September 2004. He assists Robert Whitaker, director of music in an active and comprehensive music program at the cathedral, including an Adult Choir, Boys Choir, Girls Choir and a Cathedral Concert Series.

Prior to his appointment at Christ the King, he was the director of music for Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish in Lexington.

Hunt is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, having completed a Bachelor's of Music Education in 1979 and the Master of Sacred Music degree in 2004. His teachers include Arnold Blackburn and Dr. Schuyler Robinson.

Hunt has been active in the Lexington Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He completed additional study with the Royal School of Church Music in Croydon, England in July 1990. He was included in the 60th Edition of "Who's Who in America" in 2005. He received the GIA Pastoral Musician of the Year award in 2005.

For more information about the concert, contact Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music, at (270) 789-5287 or at mwroberts@campbellsville.edu.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 4,500 students offering over 80 programs of study including 19 master's degrees, six postgraduate areas and seven pre-professional programs. The university has off-campus centers in Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset and Hodgenville with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville and a full complement of online programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.


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