St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 33 Chestnut St., will present a brief concert of Bach organ works featuring organist Tom Mueller Friday, Feb. 26 at noon. Mueller will perform the Allabreve in D, BWV 589; selections from the Neumeister Chorales, a collection of hymn-based preludes that includes some of Bach’s earliest surviving compositions; and the Trio Sonata in E-flat, BWV 525.

Part of the Noon Music for Lent, this is the second concert in a year-long series in which Mueller will present the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach’s compositions are regarded as the most important body of work in the organ repertoire, and Mueller will be one of the youngest American organists to ever accomplish this feat. In total, 18 concerts are planned throughout Maine, New England and abroad.

Mueller, a Maine native, is a performer, composer and educator. As a classical organist and pianist, his travels have taken him across the United States and Europe including a period of study in the Netherlands, where he focused on early music of the North German repertoire. Mueller is a specialist in choral composition and his work has been performed throughout the United States and featured on international radio and television broadcasts.

He also plays guitar in The Muellers, a well-known family bluegrass group that has performed throughout North America. Their fourth album, “The Muellers,” was released in 2009. Mueller holds music degrees from the University of Maine at Augusta (jazz composition) and the University of Notre Dame (organ, conducting and liturgy). He has served as director of music at the First Congregational Church of Camden since October 2009.

The Noon Music for Lent series is envisioned as providing a time apart, a sabbath time, for anyone in the community. Following the half-hour program in the sanctuary, all are invited to a homemade soup, bread and fruit lunch in the Sun Room. All are welcome, and all areas of the church are accessible via the Wood Street entrance.

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