Beloved local Washington organist and director of music Everett P. Williams, Jr. will be presented in a concert by the John Wesley AME Zion Church on Sunday, March 30 at 4 p.m. The program is free, but an offering will be taken to offset the expenses of the recital. Many in the Washington music community know Williams for his tenure as gospel choir director at Historic Shiloh Baptist Church. Since that time, he has served as Minister of Music at several illustrious churches, including Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit and currently historic Asbury United Methodist Church in Washington.
MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST:
A native of Yakima, Washington, he was reared in the California public school system and is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (Ohio) where he received both the bachelor and master of music degrees.
His teaching career spans more than thirty years and presently he recently retired from his post as a choral music teacher in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Additionally, he has been a choral clinician for school and church choirs in the Washington metropolitan area as well as across the nation and he is a free lance performer in these areas. One of his specialties is performing recitals where he does improvisations on spirituals and hymns.
Noteworthy accomplishments include being named a National Teaching Fellow, an Outstanding Young Man of America, an Area Teacher of the Year Candidate in Montgomery County Maryland, Accompanist and later Director of the Montgomery County Youth Chorus (the countywide honors chorus for high school students) a chief musician with the American Baptists USA conferences and chairman of the music department at Allen University in Columbia SC. He has composed a major opera on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King which he is presently working on for it’s premiere performance.
Williams is a member of the National Association of Negro Musicians, the American Choral Directors Association, The Music Educators National Association and the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music & Worship Arts.
The church is located at 1615 14th NW, Washington D. C. 20009, with free valet parking available.
WHAT: Organ Recital
WHEN: Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 4 p.m.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: (202) 667-3824