Organ Manuals

2016-2017 Concert Series

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.

Feast of All Souls: Duruflé Requiem, Op. 9

Requiem ChantWednesday, November 2nd, 2016
at 6:00 p.m.

The Cathedral Choir will present Duruflé’s Requiem in honor of the Feast of All Souls. The work will be sung in the context of a liturgy celebrated by Bishop Frederick F. Campbell.

Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald, conductor
Mr. Robert Wisniewski, organist

As this is a liturgical event, there is no charge for admission.

Sainte Clotilde Organ School

Mary-Louise LanglaisSaturday, November 12, 2016
at 10:30 a.m.

Marie-Louise Langlais, widow of Jean Langlais (1907-1991), will give a lecture presentation on the Sainte Clotilde Organ School (Franck, Tournemire, Langlais). A reception serving a light breakfast will precede the lecture at 9:30 a.m. in the Cathedral Undercroft.

Mary-Louise Langlais

Jean LanglaisSunday, November 13, 2016
at 3:00 p.m.

Madame Langlais will perform works of her late husband, Jean Langlais. In addition, the Cathedral Choir will present choral music of Langlais including the Cinq motets and the Messe solennelle; Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald, conductor and Mr. Robert Wisniewski, organist.

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

Lessons and Carols

Lessons and CarolsSunday, December 11, 2016
at 3:00 p.m.

The Cathedral Choir and Cathedral Brass mark the season with their annual presentation of Lessons and Carols, including works by Langlais, Verdi, and Mathias as well as familiar carols sung by all.

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.

St. Olaf Choir

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
at 7:30 p.m.

The St. Olaf Choir (75 mixed voices) has set a standard of a cappella choral excellence for more than 100 years. Conducted since 1990 by Anton Armstrong, the St. Olaf Choir continues to develop the tradition that originated with its founding by F. Melius Christiansen in 1912. Tickets for this event are available through the St. Olaf website.

Ticket purchase is required for admission to this concert.

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.

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