Free Concert! Brett Valliant—Organist
SUNDAY November 12, 2023
THIS SUNDAY, November 12 at 4pm, Arts@Peace is happy to present the young organist Brett Valliant in a concert. Brett is one of the rare organists comfortable with playing a large variety of music from Bach to the rock group Queen – and more. As such, he will be able to showcase the many sides of our new pipe/digital organ. His program will include classical music, transcriptions of classics, Broadway and possibly Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Brett was inspired by the organ at church when he was just three years old. At age 5 he began piano instruc-tion with Ruth Cline and soon after was studying organ with Anna Jeter in Wichita, Kansas. By the age of 12, Brett was employed as a church organist having held onto the dream he had at such an early age, and at age 19 performed his first international concert tour. For 21 years Brett was the organist and music director of First United Methodist Church of Wichita, Kansas, where he played a large pipe organ seen and heard by thousands in the midwest on the the church’s television program. Brett is also the Artist-In-Residence for the Wichita Wurlitzer where he often performs on the former New York Paramount Wurlitzer organ now housed in Wichita. Brett Studied organ at Wichita State University with Robert Town as well as privately in the US and Australia. Brett’s 3 recordings have been featured on National Public Radio’s Pipe Dreams as well as the National Bible Broadcasting Network. In 2021 Brett was named Organist of the Year by the American Thea-ter Organ Society.
Bring your friends as this will be a special event played by the youngest organist we have ever presented. There will be a reception in the Fellowship Center following the concert.