tower hill gordon turkRED BANK—Gordon Turk, one of the nation’s premier organists, will appear in concert Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at The First Presbyterian Church at Red Bank (Tower Hill), 255 Harding Road. The performance leads off the church’s 2014-2015 Tower Hill Concert Series.

Turk is a critically acclaimed concert organist who has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He has performed in Carnegie Hall and was selected in 2006 as one of the leading organists in the nation to play for the inauguration of the new pipe organ at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. Recognized for his versatility and eclectic programming, Turk later appeared at Kimmel in concert with American folk singers Peter, Paul and Mary and has played live concert broadcasts for National Public Radio. He has been a prizewinner in the national improvisation competition of the American Guild of Organists.

He is well known to Monmouth County audiences as organist and artist in residence of the historic Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, NJ, where during the summer season he plays weekly recitals on a famous instrument with more than 11,000 pipes. At Tower Hill he will play a varied program on the church’s 3-manual, 52-rank Reuter pipe organ.

Upcoming concert series programs include A Concert for Christmas with the Tower Hill Choir and chamber orchestra (Dec. 20); Kinnara, a professional, 32-voice ensemble (May 17); An Evening of Handbells, featuring  the church’s English handbell ringers (June 7); and A Liberty Extravaganza with the Liberty Choir and a brass band (July 5).

There is no charge for admission to the concert. An offering will be taken to offset concert series expenses. The church is handicapped-accessible. For additional information on Tower Hill Concert Series events, call 732-747-1348 or see www.towerhillchurch.org .                              

About Tower Hill Church

The First Presbyterian Church at Red Bank, also known as Tower Hill Church, is located in the heart of Red Bank, NJ. Our church seeks to partner in God’s worldwide restoration project: a movement of the Gospel of Jesus Christ that brings personal conversion, growth, community formation and cultural renewal in service to the Greater Red Bank Community and, through it, the world. Visit us Sunday mornings for worship at 9:15am, 10:30am, 11:30am.  www.TowerHillChurch.org.