Nick Bowden to give free concert Sunday

Nicholas Bowden, organist at the 10,000-member Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, will perform a free concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, 212 12th St.

The event is sponsored by the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO).

Bowden enjoys a national reputation as a church musician and entertainer, according to a media release.

His energetic performances coupled with a unique sense of humor bring a fresh light to the world of organ music. Bowden has been Peachtree's Principal Organist at the Atlanta church since 1993. His Nicholas Bowden and Friends Concerts draw thousands of music lovers to Peachtree Church twice yearly, and include with the organ a wide variety of singers, choirs and instrumentalists.

He has performed in venues across the U.S. and in Europe as both an organ soloist and conductor. He has appeared on a number of television specials over the years from local Atlanta stations to Diane Bish’s The Joy of Music, which is broadcast over the globe.

He attended Mercer University in Macon and then became Associate Organist at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale where he served until 1991. He travels extensively, has a great love of politics and architecture, but his true passion has been and remains people, according to the release.