Organist Greg Zelek, 2012 Rodgers Organ Competition Winner, presents a varied program including works by Bach, Elgar, Debussy and Schumann on the 4-manual Rodgers/Austin pipe+digital combination organ at the beautiful Church of Our Saviour, San Gabriel, CA. Come at 4:30 for Evensong. There is a reception following Evensong, prior to the start of the organ concert.
Address: 535 West Roses Road – San Gabriel, CA
Mr. Zelek’s performance is jointly sponsored by The Church of Our Saviour and Rodgers Instruments, Inc.
Gregory Castilla Zelek is a third-year undergraduate organ student of Paul Jacobs at The Juilliard School. Greg was the First Prize winner in both the 2012 Rodgers North American Classical Organ Competition and the 2012 West Chester University Organ Competition. He was also selected as a 2010 NFAA YoungArts Silver Medal Winner, won First Prize, as well as the “Bach Prize,” at the East Carolina University Organ Competition, and was a prizewinner in the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival.
Four-manual Rodgers/Austin pipe+digital combination organ at The Church of our Saviour, San Gabriel, CA.
Greg is the Music Intern at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church in Scarsdale, New York, under the direction of John King. Greg, who is Cuban-American and a native Spanish speaker, was the music director of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Miami, and has served as the summer organist for San Pedro Apostol Church in Ramales de la Victoria, Spain. He has recently performed works for organ and orchestra with the Miami Symphony Orchestra in Miami, and the MET Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Of all the colorful windows in the Church of Our Saviour, perhaps the most outstanding is the General George S. Patton Memorial window. It was presented to the Church by his children and their families. The window was dedicated on October 13, 1946.