“Alan Morrison knows something about igniting audience passions. 
Without hesitation and throughout, Morrison's playing is consummate and dazzling”

ALAN MORRISON is recognized as one of America's premier concert organists, performing in prestigious concert organ venues across the United States and in Canada, as well as in international festivals. He is a champion of twentieth- and twenty-first-century composers, personally introducing their works to audiences in recitals and concerts, and enjoys collaborating with vocalists and other instrumentalists in chamber programs.

Mr. Morrison is the Head of the Organ Department at The Curtis Institute of Music, organ faculty at Westminster Choir College of Rider University and College Organist at Ursinus College and Organist in Residence at Spivey Hall. (Read more in Bio section)


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Breaking News: Alan's latest CD is now available (or soon to be) on iTunes and through various websites including Amazon.com  "Celebration" was recorded live at a recital at Spivey Hall in 2016 and features Karg-Elert's monumental Chorale Fantasia on "Jesu, meine freude", Mozart's F Minor Fantasy (K. 608), and other works by J.S. Bach, J.B. Bach, Cabanilles, S.S. Wesley, Whitlock and Horatio Parker.

On March 12, 2016, Spivey Hall announced the appointment of Alan Morrison as Organist-in-Residence for an extension of five years.  Spivey Hall 
His recital last month in Spivey Hall was recorded for CD release next Fall.

Next season features two celebratory recitals at Spivey Hall (25th Anniversary of the organ) and Ursinus College (30th Anniversary of the organ) as well as dedicatory recitals in Berwyn, PA, Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, performances in Arizona, South Dakota, Utah, Georgia and many others. Stay tuned and check back often for updates.

Alan Morrison has just made his debut at St. Paul's Cathedral in London (UK) in a formal evening concert as part of the Celebrity Organ Recital Series on June 10, 2015.

Alan Morrison recently performed Barber's Toccata Festiva for the 50th Anniversary of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on May 10, 2015 in Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center. Conducted by Dirk Brossé.

A very special recital began the 2014-15 season with the opening recital for the Atlanta AGO Centennial Anniversary which included a world premier composed by David Conte, Chorale and Gigue.  He was also invited to perform the inaugural organ recital on the new Buzard Organ at St. Vincent Archabbey Basilica in Latrobe, PA.

Alan Morrison performed a tribute to Richard Morris on February 1, 2014 in Spivey Hall.  Also featured was Peter Carter, a current student of Alan Morrison and former student of Richard Morris.

Last season included five dedicatory recitals (the former Kennedy Center Aeolian-Skinner now in Charlotte, NC), Indiana University of PA, Swarthmore Presbyterian Church (PA), Ohio Wesleyan University (Klais Orgelbau), Abington Presbyterian Church (PA), a concerto appearance with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (Paulus Concerto for Organ, Strings and Percussion) in Verizon Hall, and recitals throughout the USA.  He also performed Jongen's Symphonie Concertante in Sheboygan, WI.

At a news conference March 22, the 50th Anniversary St. Alban's Organ Festival in 2013 has announced the jury which includes Alan Morrison as the only American juror.  He will also be featured in a solo recital on July 18th at St. Alban's Cathedral during the festival and competition.

Awards: The Orlando Chamber Soloists received the Chamber Music America award for 2011!  Alan is the pianist and a founding member of the group based out of Orlando, FL and in residence during the summer at The Black Hills Chamber Music Festival.

Latest release: OPUS 76 - First released solo recording of the Dobson organ in Philadelphia's Verizon Hall (The Kimmel Center) featuring Eric Sessler's Organ Concerto with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (Misha Santora, conductor)
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Radio Broadcast from OPUS 76 coming soon on PIPEDREAMS.
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Recent engagements: Washington, DC; Macon, Atlanta & Dunwoody, GA; Latrobe & Indiana, PA; Sheboygan, WI; Richmond & Roanoke, VA; Little Rock, AR; Philadelphia & Collegeville, PA; Rochester & Syracuse, NY; Charlotte, NC; Orlando, FL; Laurel, MS; Swarthmore, PA; Louisville, KY; Houston & Austin, TX; St. Petersburg, RUSSIA; St. Albans & London, UK.


J.S. Bach's Allegro from Sonata IV, BWV 528 (2:26)

Final Movement to Jongen's Symphony Concertante

Final Movement to Schoenfield's Cafe Music

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