Organ Recital Series

Thirty Five years of Organ Recitals

The Second Sunday Evensong and Organ Recital Series began in 1985, and this year, St. Mark’s celebrates 35 years of welcoming musicians from all over the globe.  This year, due to COVID, recitalists will either offer a live-streamed recital from the Flentrop Organ,  one of the most notable instruments in the Bay Area or offer a recital either live or via video from a different venue.

Evensong will continue to be offered at 3:00 p.m. via ZOOM.  The organ recital will begin at 4:00 p.m. and will last about 45 minutes.  Following the concert, the recitalist will join the zoom meeting for the reception which will be moderated by the Director of Music.

These concerts are free and supported by donations.  Your support is deeply appreciated.

Contributions are welcome to help support the series at one of the following levels of support:  $1-74 Supporter / $75-124 Friend / $125-249 Sponsor / $250-499 Patron / $500 – $999 Sustainer / $1000+ Benefactor.

Please make your check payable to St. Mark’s Choir Association, 2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704.

Donations may also be received on-line at

Contributions are tax-deductible.  Thank you for your continued support.

Recitalists for the Thirty-Fifth Season, 2020–2021

Evensong at 3:00PM 

Organ Recital at 4:00PM


September 13

A live interactive ZOOM conversation with the Rector and Director of Music to learn more about the Flentrop Organ and plans for celebrating its 50th birthday in 2021-2022.

****If you missed the Organ Crawl, view the recording HERE


October 11

Edward J. Tipton (Bulletin)
St. Mark’s, New Canaan, CT
This will be via Facebook or you can find the video on this page. There will be a reception to follow via Zoom (please email our office if you do not receive our Weekly Lion for the details).

“Ned” Tipton began his musical studies at the age of four, and gave his first recital at the age of six. He soon took up the violin, organ, trumpet, oboe, french horn, and flute. His first post as church organist was at the age of fourteen in his hometown – Asheville, NC – where he was a student of Marilyn Keiser and William Dan Hardin, and a piano student of Louise Ogle and Thelma Madge. As a winner of a Rotary International Foundation Scholarship for the school year 1979-1980, he continued his piano studies at the Ecole Normale de Musique, Paris, with the late Jules Gentil. He received his BM in Piano and his MM in Choral Conducting from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio, as a student of Sedmara Rutstein and Garth Peacock. His studies of the works of Maurice Duruflé were with the wife of the composer, Marie-Madeleine Duruflé, in Paris. Ned’s program will include music by Calvin Hampton, Myron J. Roberts, J.S. Bach, William Boyce, Herbert Howells, Maurice Duruflé and Charles Tournemire. (The full bio can be found in our Weekly Lion.)

November 8

Laurent Jochum
St. Jean-Baptiste Church, Bellville, Paris, France


December 13                

Christopher Keady
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco


January 10

Brett Judson
Trinity Church, Folsom, CA and Cal State University, Sacramento


February 14

Nicholas Quardokus
St. Thomas Fifth Avenue, New York City


March 14

Jerry Link
Mission Dolores, San Francisco


April 11

David Lim
St. Philip’s Church, Ardmore, Oklahoma


May 9 

Jeremy Bruns
The Church of the Advent, Boston


June 13

Susan Jane Matthews
St. Paul’s Church, Burlingame