Organ Manuals

Cathedral Concerts

Ted Davis, organist

Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

Theodore S. (Ted) Davis is an active organ and harpsichord recitalist as well as a chamber music performer and conductor. He has achieved national recognition in organ-playing competitions, and is an active composer. Other musical interests have led to studies in a capella vocal music. He has also served as assistant to the music directors in Baroque opera productions at the Boston Early Music Festival and the Amherst Early Music Festival. He holds music degrees in organ performance from Birmingham-Southern College (B. Mus.), choral conducting from Northwestern University (M. Mus.), harpsichord from the Longy School of Music (A.D.), and organ performance from the Peabody Conservatory (D.M.A.). Following a nearly 20-year career in Richmond, Virginia and Cambridge, Massachusetts, He has been organist and choirmaster at Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Baltimore since 2005.

Christopher Holman, organist

Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

Christopher Holman is Director of Music at Saint Gertrude Church and Priory in Cincinnati. Since winning the Albert Schweitzer Competition, he has performed at major international festivals, including the Leipzig Bach Festival in Germany, the Festival international de l’orgue ancienne in Sion, Switzerland, and the Festival Internacional de Órgano y Música Antigua in Oaxaca, Mexico. He is the Founder and Editor of the journal Vox Humana. He previously studied with Robert Bates at the University of Houston and Dana Robinson at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Duruflé Requiem

Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

The Cathedral Choir will sing Duruflé’s Requiem within the context of the Mass for the Feast of All Souls. Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald, conductor; Dr. Nicole Simental, organist.

Requiem Chant

Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

The Cathedral Choir and Cathedral Brass mark the season with their annual presentation of Lessons and Carols. The afternoon will include seasonal choral works as well as familiar carols sung by all.

UCelli: The Columbus Cello Quartet

Sunday, January 14, 2024 at 3:00 p.m.

Described by WOSU Classical 101 as, “breathing new life into music,” UCelli is a quartet of virtuoso cellists whose individual artistry and combined chemistry result in a unique and vibrant concert experience. Each artist is a soloist and chamber musician in her own right, bringing strong musical philosophies and relationships to cello repertoire and pedagogy. Also members of the Columbus Symphony and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, the experiences and collaborations held between these four cellists allow for exciting explorations of new and unconventional intersections between music and life.

UCelli is Pei-An Chao, Mary Davis, Cora Kuyvenhoven, and Wendy Morton.

Joshua Stafford, organist

Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 3:00 p.m.

The meticulous technique, innate and highly mature musicality, and constant musical engagement exhibited by Joshua Stafford compelled the jury of the 2016 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition to unanimously name him, out of 12 stellar competitors, the Pierre S. du Pont First Prize Winner of this illustrious event. In 2015 he was hailed by his peers (at the Association of Anglican Musicians’ national conference) as “technically flawless yet exceptionally nuanced and spontaneous.” His programs almost always include a major organ transcription and often a silent movie accompaniment.

Mr. Stafford is the Minister of Music at First Congregational Church in Columbus, Ohio and Director of Sacred Music at the Chautauqua Institute in New York.

Improvised Meditations on the Stations of the Cross

Third Annual Presentation
Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald, organist

Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 3:00 p.m.

Dr. Fitzgerald’s work as an improviser is recognized both in the U.S. and abroad, and he was the only American invited to participate in the 53rd Haarlem International Organ Improvisation Competition in the Netherlands in summer 2021. In October 2013, he won first prize in the 2nd Annual Competition in Organ Improvisation sponsored by the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Dr. Fitzgerald was also a semi- finalist in the 2021 National Competition in Organ Improvisation sponsored by the American Guild of Organists. He has taught organ improvisation at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD.

Richard will call upon his own personal faith to respond to Christ’s suffering and death on the cross in a way that will enhance the listener’s spiritual pilgrimage through contemplation of the Passion of Christ. Please join us for this extraordinary musical experience as Dr. Fitzgerald draws upon his creativity as both an improviser and organist; he will use the full resources of the Fritts Grand Gallery Organ. This performance promises to be a great way to prepare for the Easter celebration.

Richard K. Fitzgerald

Tenebrae

Good Friday, March 29, 2024 at 8:00 p.m.

The Cathedral Schola’s annual presentation of music for Tenebrae, featuring motets of Gesualdo and Tallis’ Lamentations of Jeremiah, has become one of the Cathedral’s most popular events. The evening is marked by the gradual extinction of candles, culminating in the performance of Gregorio Allegri’s Miserere in a completely darkened Cathedral.

Donor Concert

Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Those who have generously supported the work of Cathedral Music will be invited to a private concert in their honor. This annual concert is the Cathedral musicians’ way of showing appreciation to those who make the Cathedral Concerts possible. Reception to follow in the Cathedral undercroft.

Hohenfels Trombone Quartet

With Organist Amanda Renée Mole

Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

Based in Rochester, NY, the Hohenfels Trombone Quartet was founded in 2011 and performs extensively throughout the Northeastern United States. Their 2014 tour of Germany and Austria featured collaborations with prominent organists and composers. The quartet also presents recitals and master classes at colleges and public schools, enriching young performers with their versatile presentations. The members of HTQ are graduates the Eastman School of Music and hold positions with symphony orchestras and educational institutions in Upstate New York.

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