Katie Carrington playing
O Sacred Head Now Wounded
Matthew Carrington playing
(We are marching in the Light of God)
Katie Carrington holds degrees from The Juilliard School and Rice University. She enjoys a varied career as both performer and teacher. Katie is Principal Viola of the Breckenridge Music Festival as well as serving as Principal Viola of the Mercury Chamber Orchestra in Houston. Part of her work with Mercury includes a residency at Valley West Elementary School, where she leads the Manatee String Ensemble. Katie is also involved with the Houston Youth Symphony and is a lead teacher in the Coda Program. She maintains a large private Suzuki studio, with students from all over Houston. Katie and her husband Matt have attended Christ the King Lutheran since 2015.
(We are Marching in the Light of God)
a South African traditional hymn and a children’s choir favorite.
Violist Matthew Carrington enjoys a diverse performing career, from chamber ensembles to large orchestras, performing works from ancient times to the present day. He currently is a member of Mercury: the Orchestra Redefined, which performs music of all eras on period instruments to enthusiastic audiences. Prior to joining Mercury, he performed with the Louisiana Philharmonic and the New World Symphony. As a member of the Apollo Chamber Players for three seasons, he helped illuminate the intersection of classical and traditional folk music from around the world.
A native of Fresno, California, he benefitted from early instruction from Claudia Shiuh. Mr. Carrington received a B.M. from UC Santa Cruz and a M.M. and Performer Diploma from Indiana University. He counts among his primary teachers Roy Malan, Mimi Zweig, and Atar Arad as well as secondary instruction from Stanley Ritchie and Yuval Gotlibovich.