Music Faculty Member To Present Holiday Recital

COMMERCE, Texas – A holiday organ and piano recital featuring Dr. John Burkett, a faculty member in the Texas A&M University-Commerce Department of Music, will take place on Monday, Dec. 1.

The free recital will be at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church in Commerce. The public is invited to attend.

Burkett will play music for the Christmas season written for the organ and the piano.

The piano music will consist of three pieces of familiar carols that Burkett wrote and two songs in jazz style by Steve Calderone. The organ music will include a variety of arrangements of carols written by 19th century American, French, German, and Norwegian composers.

Burkett has taught at A&M-Commerce for 36 years and has been organist at First United Methodist Church since 1975.