Our Organ Recitalist for the Leon Cross Concert Series is A. Nathaniel Gumbs. Nathaniel, a native of the Bronx, NY, currently serves as the Interim Associate Director of Music and Arts at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC.
Nat is a graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia where he received the Bachelor of Music Degree in Organ Performance, Excellence in Organ Award and was a student of Dr. Steven Cooksey.
Recently, he earned the Master of Music degree in Organ Performance from Yale University, Institute of Sacred Music in New Haven, Connecticut, and was a student of Martin Jean.
Nat has served as the conference organist of the Hampton Ministers’ Conference in Hampton, VA since 2009.
He received both the Service Playing and Colleague Certifications from the American Guild of Organists.
We are truly excited to have Nathaniel play at First Christian Church on the Leon Cross Memorial Organ this Fall.