Music is an integral part of our worship at St. Stephen’s
4/10/2020 – During this time when our church building is closed but our parish continues to provide connection and community you are encouraged to subscribe to George’s YouTube channel and his webpage. Individual YouTube videos may be viewed on right on this website by clicking here.
St. Stephen’s organ is a historic 16-rank tracker action instrument, built by the Johnson Organ Company of Northfield, MA in 1875. Organ Stoplist
George Matthew Jr. is organist of St. Stephen’s-on-the-Green, Middlebury, VT. He also serves as carillonneur of Middlebury College and Norwich University, both since 1985. For the past six years, he has directed a Thursday noon concert series in Advent and Lent at St. Stephen’s.
For eight years, he played an annual series of Russian organ music concerts for the summer Russian school at Middlebury College and for eleven years was the accompanist for the Middlebury Community Chorus. In 2005 he was named Artist of the Year by the Vermont Chapter American Guild of Organists.
He has made 40 carillon concert tours of the USA and 13 of Europe. He is the first American to play carillon in Russia. In all, he has played over 200 carillons.
Mr. Matthew holds degrees from Columbia, Bridgeport, and Wesleyan Universities. He has been a church organist since the age of 13. Before moving to Vermont, Mr. Matthew served as organist of churches and synagogues in New York and Connecticut.
On June 23, 2019, George provided the congregation, and friends, with a special field trip to Mead Chapel, at Middlebury College, for a carillon demonstration and concert. We have archived the information about that event here. It includes a Middlebury College produced a video about the carillon, featuring George, that you might enjoy.
To learn more about choral music at St. Stephen’s please visit our Choir Page.