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St. Philip’s will present organist in concert Sunday
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M. Brett Patterson
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St. Philip’s Episcopal Church will welcome M. Brett Patterson on Sunday at 3 p.m. to play the season finale for the concert series Music in the Nave.

Patterson is director of music and organist at Holy Family Catholic Church. He earned a master of music degree in organ performance and sacred music from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a student of Dr. Gerre Hancock, formerly of St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York.

While at UT, he performed with the University of Texas Symphony Orchestra. He was a member of the University of Texas Chamber Singers, with whom he made two CD recordings.

In 2008, Patterson traveled to England to study the English choral tradition at King’s College, Cambridge and St. John’s College, Cambridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. He has performed on recital series in Utah, Washington, Texas and Canada, including the Temple Square Concert Series, Madeleine Festival Concert at the Cathedral of the Madeleine and Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, Canada.

He earned a bachelor of music degree in organ performance from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash., where he was a student of Dr. Paul Tegels. During his junior year, he spent a month in the Netherlands and Germany studying and playing the historical organs of the region.

Patterson is a graduate of the Madeleine Choir School in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he was head chorister and graduated with the Bishop’s Award for Outstanding Chorister of the Year. While at the choir school, he began studying the organ with Robert Ridgell, former cathedral organist at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City and currently director of music at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Paul in St. Paul, Minn.

The concert is free to the public, and any donations that are received will be directed to the Habitat Builders of West Texas.
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