Organ Manuals

Organ Recital

Todd Wilson

Todd WilsonPerforming the complete organ works of Duruflé.

Sunday, September 18, 2016
at 3:00 p.m.

Todd Wilson is head of the Organ Department at The Cleveland Institute of Music and Curator of the E.M. Skinner pipe organ at Severance Hall in Cleveland, OH; he is also Director of Music and Worship at Cleveland’s Trinity Cathedral, and House Organist for the newly-restored Aeolian organ at the Stan Hywet Home and Gardens, Akron, Ohio.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

Richard and Rebecca Fitzgerald

Rebecca FitzgeraldRichard K. FitzgeraldRichard K. Fitzgerald, Organist
Rebecca Fitzgerald, Horn

Sunday, October 16, 2016
at 3:00 p.m.

Works by Fitzgerald, Langlais, Widor, Hakim, and an improvised accompaniment to the 1903 silent film “Vie et Passion du Christ.” (See below for a short preview.)

Recently appointed Director of Music and Organist of St. Joseph Cathedral, Dr. Fitzgerald is joined by his wife, Peabody trained horn player Rebecca Fitzgerald, in a debut performance on the Cathedral’s concert series.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

La Nativité du Seigneur

Robert WisniewskiRobert Wisniewski, Cathedral Organist

Sunday, January 8, 2017
at 3:00 p.m.

In honor of the Christmas season, Mr. Wisniewski will present Messiaen’s complete La Nativité du Seigneur on Epiphany Sunday.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

Annie Laver

Annie LaverSunday, January 29, 2017
at 3:00 p.m.

Laver frequently performs solo organ recitals in the United States and Europe, and has been a featured recitalist at numerous conventions, including the Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative Festival, the Organ Pedagogy Conference of the American Guild of Organists, and the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music. Miss Laver is currently the Assistant Professor of Organ Performance at the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University, and has studied organ with Hans Davidsson, William Porter, and David Higgs while pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees at the Eastman School of Music.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

David Higgs

David Higgs10th Anniversary Concert of the Fritts Grand Gallery Organ
Featuring David Higgs

Sunday, March 12, 2017
at 3:00 p.m.

David Higgs, organist and chair of the organ department at the Eastman School of Music, returns to the cathedral to present the 10th Anniversary Concert of the Fritts organ. Mr. Higgs gave an inaugural recital on “Big Red” in 2007 and will present some of the same repertoire performed on that concert.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

Dexter Kennedy

Dexter KennedyOctober 18, 2015 at 3 p.m.

As the winner of the Grand Prix d’interprétation at the 24th Concours International d’Orgue de Chartres, Dexter Kennedy has established himself internationally as one of the finest organists of his generation. Praised by The American Organist for his “prodigious technique and grand style musicality,” Kennedy offers performances that are at once, fiery, spontaneous, and historically informed.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

James David Christie

Jim ChristieSunday, January 24, 2016 at 3 p.m.

James David Christie has been internationally acclaimed as one of the finest organists of his generation. He has performed around the world with symphony orchestras and period instrument ensembles. Christie holds positions as chair and professor of organ at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music; distinguished artist in residence at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts; and organist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

Christophe Mantoux

Christophe MantouxSunday, February 28, 2016 at 3 p.m.

Christophe Mantoux is Professor of Organ at the Conservatoire Régional de Paris and Titular Organist at the Church of Saint-Séverin in Paris. Mantoux won the prestigious Grand Prix d’Interprétation at the Chartres International Organ Competition (Grand Prix de Chartres) in 1984 and enjoys an international performing career. This will be his second appearance on our series.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

Sara Seidel and Scott Hayes

Hayes and SeidelSunday, September 21, 2014
at 3 p.m.

Two of our city’s prominent church musicians share a program of German Romantic organ repertoire. Sara Seidel holds the Master of Music degree from Indiana University and is director of music at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Worthington. Scott Hayes is director of music at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Granville and pursued his graduate studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Their program will feature works of Mendelssohn, Brahms, Rheinberger, Karg-Elert and Reger.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

Joseph Adam

Joseph AdamSunday, October 19, 2014
at 3 p.m.

Joseph Adam is a past winner of the prestigious St. Alban’s International Organ Competition and is now the organist of St. James Cathedral in Seattle and organist for the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Adam will perform works of Scheidt, J. S. Bach, Liszt, and Hakim.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

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