Kenrick Mervine has earned reviews such as “a delight for both the layman and the connoisseur,” and “an organist of stature, one whose personality encompasses superb musicianship and technique in equal measure,” as well as “Mervine’s encore alone was worth the trip!” With degrees in Organ Performance with Distinction from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, Ken received an Organ Talent Scholarship, and honors from the American Guild of Organists, West Chester State University, and the Music Teachers National Alliance. He has appeared at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC, served on the faculty of Seton Hall University, performed with numerous symphony orchestras, and was privileged to serve as an organist for Pope John Paul II during World Youth Day.
He serves as Organist and Associate Director of Music at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church of Highlands Ranch, Continuo player for the Colorado Bach Ensemble, and appears regularly playing the harpsichord, celesta, keyboard/synthesizer and organ for the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Ken and his wife Barbara, also a musician, have presented hundreds of concerts and workshops throughout the country, and have been featured on American and Canadian Public Radio and “Pipedreams.” They have commissioned and premiered over 50 musical creations, and performed for the National Pastoral Musicians, American Guild of Organists, and American Theater Organ Society. Currently working at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Centennial, CO; Ken and Barbara are Music, Organ, and Liturgical Consultants as well as Allen Artists. They are also focusing on teaching and training future musicians for concert and liturgy. The Mervines filled in (with three hours notice) for the “First Lady of the Organ:” Diane Bish at the Pikes Peak Center, Colorado Springs, when she was too ill to appear. They have also been featured guest artists on the Hour of Power at the Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove California.