Alumnus Huntley Brown (M.M. ’91) is an international concert pianist who has performed in many settings, including Carnegie Hall, a peace summit in war-torn Belfast and a maximum-security prison. This Saturday, March 25, you can see him at West Aurora High school.
The 53-year-old Aurora resident and Jamaican native will headline at a benefit concert for Covenant Christian School at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the high school. The Covenant Singers and children’s choir will also perform. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted.
Brown helped save the Covenant Christian School after its congregation closed in 2009, according to the Chicago Tribune.
While he earned his degrees from Judson University and Northern Illinois University, he says he learned to play the piano by ear on an old piano that the convent nuns in Jamaica gave his mother for $50.
Working with the Graham Association and other ministries, Brown has performed in more than 100 countries, including Russia, South Korean, China, Palestine, South Africa, Ukraine and Israel. In 2011, he was the featured pianist at Carnegie Hall with the World Milal Symphony, but he has also performed in churches of all sizes and denominations across the U. S.