Organ Manuals

Cathedral Concerts

Michael Schreffler, Organist

Friday, October 8, 2021

Michael Schreffler received organ instruction from Rebecca Borthwick while he was an undergrad at Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, and pursued additional studies with John Walker and Robert Glasgow after college. He presently studies with Richard Fitzgerald and serves as organist and music director at First United Methodist of London, OH. He makes his home in Columbus.

All Friday Lunchtime Organ Recitals are at 12:30 p.m. (or immediately following the 12:05 Mass)

Chase Loomer, Organist

Friday, November 19, 2021

Chase Loomer is a second year Doctor of Music candidate at Indiana University, where he studies organ with Christopher Young. He completed his Bachelor of Music in organ performance at the Eastman School of Music, where he was a student of David Higgs, and his Master of Music at Yale University, where he was a student of Martin Jean and also studied improvisation with Jeffrey Brillhart.

Originally from Charlotte, NC, Chase’s accomplishments include: First prize, 2018 Taylor Organ Competition; first prize, 2015 AGO/Quimby Southeast Regional Competition for Young Organists; and first prize, 2015 Sarasota-Manatee AGO Chapter Competition. In 2019, he was a semifinalist in the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition and also received the Robert Baker Scholarship from the Yale ISM, awarded annually to a first year organ student. Upon graduating from Yale, he was awarded the Julia R. Sherman Memorial Prize from the Yale School of Music, given annually to a graduating organ student. Chase is currently the music director of Church of the Nativity in Indianapolis, IN. He was featured in the Rising Star series at the 2016 AGO National Convention in Houston and attended the 2016 OHS Convention as an E. Power Biggs Fellow.

Chase has presented concerts throughout the country and has been featured on the radio broadcast, Pipedreams on several occasions. In addition to organ, Chase is an avid jazz pianist and singer. Outside of music, he enjoys weightlifting, sports, and biking.

All Friday Lunchtime Organ Recitals are at 12:30 p.m. (or immediately following the 12:05 Mass)

Jacob Dassa, Organist

Friday, March 25, 2022

Jacob Dassa, born in Los Angeles, California, is a versatile keyboardist specializing in historical organ, harpsichord, and clavichord. Focusing on repertoire and instruments of the 17th and 18th centuries, he has appeared in recital throughout America and Europe, as well as on the radio programs Pipedreams Live and WQXR Midday Masterpieces. Jacob holds a Master of Music degree in harpsichord from The Juilliard School, and a Bachelor of Music degree in organ from the Eastman School of Music.

All Friday Lunchtime Organ Recitals are at 12:30 p.m. (or immediately following the 12:05 Mass)

Daniel Chang, Organist

Friday, May 20, 2022

Daniel Chang is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate in the studio of David Higgs at the Eastman School of Music. Daniel was awarded Third Prize in the 2018 National Young Artists’ Competition in Organ Performance, sponsored by the American Guild of Organists, and was a semifinalist in the 2020 NYACOP. Daniel is Director of Music at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Canandaigua, New York.

All Friday Lunchtime Organ Recitals are at 12:30 p.m. (or immediately following the 12:05 Mass)

Amanda Renée Mole, Organist and Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald, conductor

Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Newly appointed Principal Organist and Assistant Director of Music, Amanda Renée Mole, joins Dr. Fitzgerald to present works for percussion ensemble and organ by Lou Harrison and Lionel Rogg.

This program is also being presented at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021 at Saint Paul Church, Westerville.

Dr. Jens Korndörfer, Organist

Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Korndörfer serves as Director of Music and Organist at First Presbyterian Church and directs the organ program at Georgia State University. Acclaimed as “a virtuoso in the grand Romantic tradition” who creates “performances that are deeply musically satisfying as well as exciting” (The American Organist), he has performed at many prestigious venues around the world. He is a triple prize winner of the Canadian International Organ Competition in 2008 and 2011 and has three CD recordings available.

Photo by Foster and Associates

Gail Archer, Organist

Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Gail Archer is a Professor of Professional Practice at Barnard College, Columbia University and founder of Musforum, an international forum for women organists. The first American woman to play Messiaen’s complete works at the composer’s centennial, Time Out New York recognized her work as ‘Best of 2008’ in classical music and opera.

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Photo by Stephanie Berger

Duruflé Requiem

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

The Cathedral Choir will present Duruflé’s Requiem in honor of the Feast of All Souls. The work will be sung by the Cathedral Choir in the context of a liturgy. Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald, conductor; Miss Amanda Renée Mole, organist.

David Briggs, Organist

Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Symphony No. 2 in C minor ‘Resurrection’
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

Transcribed for solo organ and performed by David Briggs

Featuring
Laura Portune, soprano
Ellen Graham, mezzo-soprano

A frequent performer on the Cathedral Concert Series, David Briggs will perform his own transcription of Mahler’s Second Symphony with soloists and the Saint Joseph Cathedral Choir.

David Briggs

Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

The Cathedral Choir and Cathedral Brass mark the season with their annual presentation of Lessons and Carols. Our afternoon program will include works by Mendelssohn, Britten, Parsons, and Byrd, among others, as well as familiar carols sung by all. We hope you will join us at the cathedral for this favorite fixture of the Advent season in central Ohio!

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

Please note that there are not currently distancing measures in place, so capacity for this event is expected to be close to normal for the building. Masking continues to be encouraged for all indoor activities throughout the diocese.

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