Colin Howland will present a Heefner Organ Recital on Sunday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. in Bomberger Auditorium on the Ursinus College campus. The event is free, open to the public and no tickets or reservations are needed.
A native of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Howland currently serves as Director of Music and Arts of the Park Cities Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas, where he plays the organ for services and concerts, and oversees a comprehensive music program.
Former church positions include the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. where he was the organist from 1992 to early 1998. While at Coral Ridge, he could be seen on the church’s weekly television broadcast, The Coral Ridge Hour.
Howland has been active as an organ recitalist for over 20 years, playing concerts throughout the United States. He has appeared as soloist with the Florida Symphonic Pops Orchestra and the Irving Symphony Orchestra in such works as Joseph Jongen’s Symphonie Concertante, Camille Saint-Saens’ Symphony No. 3, and Francis Poulenc’s Organ Concerto.
His recital career has taken him to England and China. As a soloist and accompanist, he has worked with several distinguished conductors including Sir David Willcocks, Anton Armstrong, Paul Salamunovich and Constantina Tsolainou.
A participant in the Allen Organ Company’s Allen Artists Program, Howland is a founding member of the Philadelphia Organ Quartet, a unique ensemble which arranges and performs music for four organs and organists.