Northwestern State University alumnus Corey Candler will present a recital Friday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall.  Admission is free and open to the public. Candler will play Introduction and Passacaglia in D minor by Max Reger,

Pastorale, by J. S. Bach, Psalm Prelude, Set 2, No. 1 by Herbert Howells, Sonata No. 2 by Paul Hindemith, Fifteen Pieces for Organ Founded on Antiphons (Book 1) by Marcel Dupre’, Swipesy by Scott Joplin and Arthur Marshall, The Entertainer arranged by Biggs and March in G Major by Felix-Alexandre Guilmant. 

Candler earned a Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance and Sacred Music from Northwestern State and a Master of Music in Organ Performance at the University of Texas.

A native of Shreveport, Candler also plays flute, sings and composes. He currently plays organ for both Spanish and English-language masses at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Dallas and accompanies the Coros Hispanos and the Cathedral Chorale. During his first year at the Cathedral, Candler was the organist for a televised mass that was broadcast on the EWTN network as a part of their show featuring cathedrals in America. 

Before taking the post of cathedral organist in 2009, Candler served the congregation of Northwest Hills United Methodist Church in Austin for six years as assistant director of music and organist. He assisted with hand bell choirs, accompanied the Sanctuary Choir and served as director for the contemporary worship ensemble. 

Candler was assistant director of the Austin Children’s Choir for one and a half seasons and helped to conduct performances throughout the Austin area. As an active member of the Austin American Guild of Organists chapter, Candler served two years on the Executive Committee as secretary, created the chapter’s first Website and performed on member recitals.