Please join us for our first concert in our 2023-2024 Concert Series at Pacific Hills! This concert will feature the Simon Pick, Organist from Church of the Assumption in Saint Paul, MN. The concert will be September 10, 2023 at 3:00PM. This event is free-will offering and open to the public, so be sure to share this event with others throughout the Omaha/Council Bluffs communities! There are printed posters available in the church office and on Sunday mornings that you can share at your workplace, coffee shops, schools, etc.
About the Artist
A native of the rural Midwest, Simon Pick grew up in Remsen, Iowa where he began his studies in organ at the age of fourteen with Sr. Arnold Staudt, OSF. He graduated with honors from Benedictine College in Atchison, KS with majors in Music and Theology and upon graduation, was awarded the Sr. Joachim Holthaus Outstanding Musician Award. Simon graduated with a master’s degree in Sacred Music at the University of Notre Dame where he studied organ with Dr. Craig Cramer and Dr. Douglas Reed and studied conducting with Dr. Nancy Menk. After a year of private study with Dr. Kimberly Marshall, Pick is pursuing a Doctor of Music from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
Simon has given solo and collaborative recitals throughout the United States performing with groups like the Phoenix Symphony Chorus, Yavapai Festival Chorus, Valley Presbyterian Festival Choir and Orchestra, and more. Simon is an active member of both the Organ Historical Society and the American Guild of Organists. Simon has held various church positions, starting his career as Organist and Choir Director at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen, Iowa, serving two years as Organ Scholar and Graduate Assistant at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame, and later accepting the position of Principal Organist at Central United Methodist Church in Phoenix, Arizona. He currently serves as the Director of Music and Liturgy at the historic Church of the Assumption in Saint Paul, MN.