COSHOCTON -- On Sunday, May 5, organist Bradley Hunter Welch will perform at the Coshocton Presbyterian Church on their Taylor and Boody Tracker organ. The organ recital begins at 3 p.m. and is free to attend. The concert is part of the Coshocton Dogwood Festival -- A weeklong community celebration of visual and performing arts.

Bradley Hunter Welch has been hailed as a "world-class virtuoso," and as "an expert at defining darks, lights, shadows and colors." Welch is increasingly in demand as a recitalist, concerto soloist, and collaborative artist.

He is a native of Knoxville, Tenn., and holds a Bachelor of Music degree magna cum laude from Baylor University and the Master of Music Artist Diploma, Master of Musical Arts, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Organ Performance from Yale. He is also a recording artist.

Welch has won numerous awards for his performances including first place in the 2003 Dallas International Organ Competition and the audience prize in that competition in 2000 and 2003. Dr. Welch serves as Director of Music and Arts/Organist at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas, and performs approximately 20 concerts annually across the United States and Europe.

His wife, Kara Kirkendoll Welch, is a flutist in the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. They have one son, Ethan Hunter Welch.

For information about the Bradley Hunter Welch organ concert, contact the church office at 740-622-0486. The concert is free and open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to attend. The Coshocton Presbyterian Church is located at 142 N. Fourth St., the corner of Fourth and Chestnut Streets in Coshocton and free parking is available.