Calvary Welcomes New Organist-Choirmaster

by Kristin Lensch, Organist-Choirmaster


After conducting a regional search, I am delighted to announce that Dr. Brian Campbell will be joining the Calvary staff as assistant organist-choirmaster. In this role, he will share in the playing of all services, accompany the choirs, and oversee the Friends of Music concert series together with the committee.


Brian is one of the finest organists in Memphis, as well as a great collaborator and innovator. He moved here after completing his doctorate at the University of Kansas in 2013 to work full-time with the Memphis BoyChoir, Inc. and St. John’s Episcopal Church. In 2017 he assumed the role of director of music at Saint John’s and continued to lead the Memphis Boychoir program. During this period, he expanded the BoyChoir’s reach into the Shelby County Schools and Emmanuel Center of Memphis.


A fly fisher and an avid pilot, Brian also currently works as a flight instructor at Air Venture flight center in Olive Branch, MS. He is looking to shift more time in his professional life toward flying. Church music and playing the organ are equally important to him, so he is thrilled to step into this part-time position.
Brian’s first Sunday at Calvary will be May 2, 2021. By then, I hope many more of you will be able to meet him face-to-face/mask-to-mask, so you too can experience his kind spirit and dry wit and exchange fly fishing stories.