Nathan K. Lively, organist and Director of Music Ministries at the historic St. Johns Episcopal Church in Washington, Connecticut, will present a concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 215 St. George St.
Lively began his musical training at age 6 as a piano student and was playing in church by age 7. By age 10, he as playing organ each week in different churches in his hometown of Hinton, West Virginia. He continued his piano training at Appalachian Bible College during his time as a student in junior high and high school.
Upon graduating from high school, Lively continued his education at Concord University in English education and also studied organ with Daniel Spurgeon in Beckley, West Virginia. He left Concord University before his degree was completed to accept the position of organist at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Huntington, West Virginia.
Lively has performed widely on the East Coast and in the Midwest including performing during the First Friday Art Walk in June 2016 at the Cathedral Basilica.
Lively promises to play every note and every pipe of Trinity’s Aeolian Skinner pipe organ, truly a musical feat since the organ has over 2,000 pipes, ranging from the size of a pencil to the size of a telephone pole.
The concert is free, but donations will be accepted. Proceeds will go toward maintaining the historic Aeolian Skinner Organ.