Organ Manuals

2017-2018 Concert Series

Jonathan Ryan

Jonathan RyanSunday, September 24, 2017
at 3:00 p.m.

Jonathan Ryan is a multi-prize winning organist. Lauded for his strong communicative skills in a variety of styles, exceptional use of the instrument’s capabilities, and bold programming, he has emerged as one of North America’s premier young concert artists. With a repertoire spanning the 16th to 21st centuries, he has performed at celebrated venues, festivals, and conventions throughout the North America and Europe. Mr. Ryan will present the complete Clavier-Übung III of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Nicole Simental

Nicole SimentalSunday, October 15, 2017
at 3:00 p.m.

Recently appointed Principal Organist and Assistant Director of Music at Saint Joseph Cathedral, Nicole Simental makes her debut performance on the Cathedral’s concert series. Winner of the Fourth International Goedicke Organ Competition at the Moscow Conservatory in Moscow, Russia and co-winner at the First Sursa American Organ Competition at Ball State University, Miss Simental began her duties at the cathedral last June.

Duruflé Requiem Op. 9

Thursday, November 2, 2017
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; Miss Nicole Simental, organist.

Improvisation workshop with David Briggs

Saturday, November 11, 2017
at 10:00 a.m.

Acclaimed improviser David Briggs will lead a workshop on organ improvisation. All are invited; organists are encouraged to participate. Contact Dr. Fitzgerald for details.

David Briggs

David BriggsSunday, November 12, 2017
at 3:00 p.m.

One of the foremost Concert Organists of his generation, David Briggs enjoys a busy touring schedule that takes him all over the world. He has built a reputation as an exciting performer and communicator, with particular emphases on orchestral transcriptions and improvisation. Currently Artist-in-Residence at Saint James Cathedral, Toronto, David is also Organist Emeritus of Gloucester Cathedral, United Kingdom.

Lessons and Carols

Lessons and CarolsSunday, December 10, 2017
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 works by Poulenc, Victoria, and Lauridsen, among others, as well as familiar carols sung by all.

“What is Sacred Music?”

Sunday, January 21, 2018
at 3:00 p.m.

Lecture given by Cathedral Director of Music, Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald: “What is sacred music? Music of the Church as defined by official documents.” Using enlightening Church documents on Sacred Music, Dr. Fitzgerald will explore music sanctified by the Church for Her liturgy. With examples of polyphony and Gregorian chant sung live by the Cathedral choir, this lecture/recital will be followed by a wine and cheese reception in the Cathedral undercroft. In addition, local cheese historian Dr. Leslie Lockett, will give a brief talk on the history of cheese while a string quartet from Ohio State University will accompany the reception.

John Walker

John WalkerSunday, February 11, 2018
at 3:00 p.m.

Former President of the American Guild of Organists, John Walker is an American concert organist, choirmaster, and CD recording artist. Walker has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, and Europe. He is “widely recognized for his flawless technique and execution as well as his controlled and passionate playing,” said Duke University in announcing a John Walker recital at Duke Chapel. Since 2006 he has served on the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of Music and George Mason University.

The Office of Tenebrae

Salvator mundiGood Friday, March 30, 2018
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.

Echoing Air: Early Music Vocal Ensemble with Baroque Instruments

Echoing AirSunday, April 15, 2018
at 3:00 p.m.

Echoing Air is a dynamic ensemble specializing in the repertoire of the English Baroque, with an emphasis on chamber works featuring countertenor voices with baroque ensemble.

Featuring Keith Collins (recorder, Baroque bassoon, early harp), Jeffrey Collier (recorder and Baroque flute), Thomas Gerber (harpsichord), Christine Kyprianides (viola da gamba and Baroque cello), Nathan Medley (countertenor), and Steven Rickards (countertenor and founder).

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