Organ Manuals

2018-2019 Concert Series

Organ and Brass

Fritts OrganSunday, September 23, 2018
at 3:00 p.m.

The Cathedral Brass joins Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald, conductor, and Miss Nicole Simental, organist, for a presentation of music for organ and brass. The program will feature cori spezzati, a late Renaissance and early Baroque era practice involving spatially separate choirs playing in alternation. Music of Gabrieli, Litaize, Arnatt, and Bach will be played, among others, as well as new works by Tony Zilincik and Richard K. Fitzgerald.

Cathedral Choir Tribute to the Columbus A.G.O.

Friday, October 19, 2018
at 7:30 p.m.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Columbus Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, the Saint Joseph Cathedral Choir will present a program featuring Duruflé’s Requiem (Op. 9) and Vierne’s Messe solennelle (Op. 16). Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald, conductor; Miss Nicole Simental and Dr. David Crean, organists.

Duruflé Requiem Op. 9

Requiem ChantFriday, November 2, 2018
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.

Thomas Gaynor, Organist

Sunday, November 11, 2018
at 3:00 p.m.

Winner of the first and audience prizes in the 2017 St. Albans International Organ Competition, and first prizes in the Third International Bach-Liszt Organ Competition in Erfurt/Weimar, Germany, the Sydney International Organ Competition, and the Fort Wayne National Organ Playing competition, as well as being second prize winner in the Miami International Organ Competition, Thomas Gaynor is rapidly making his mark on the organ scene in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. A student of David Higgs at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, Thomas recently graduated with an MM degree and the Performer’s Certificate. He is currently pursuing his DMA degree there, as well as the prestigious Artist’s Certificate.

Lessons and Carols

Advent WreathSunday, December 9, 2018
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.

David Baskeyfield, Organist

BaskeyfieldSunday, February 10, 2019
at 3:00 p.m.

Winner of the 2014 Canadian International Organ Competition held in Montreal in October, British organist David Baskeyfield has performed numerous concerts in Great Britain and Europe, has appeared at major organ festivals in the U. S. and Canada, and has been heard on the NPR radio program Pipedreams.

“It’s hard to imagine a more commanding performance of the Final from [Louis Vierne’s] Sixth Symphony. Baskeyfield’s feet
flew flawlessly up and down the pedalboard in one of the trickiest pedal parts in the organ repertory.” –Dallas News

Jonathan Dimmock, Organist

Sunday, March 31, 2019
at 3:00 p.m.

After graduating from the Oberlin Conservatory, Yale School of Music, and Yale Divinity School, American organist Jonathan Dimmock became the first American ever to hold the prestigious position of Organ Scholar of Westminster Abbey. His teachers and mentors have included Dame Gillian Weir, Simon Preston, Jean Langlais, Harald Vogel, William Porter, Thomas Murray, and Gerre Hancock. After his studies, Mr. Dimmock went on to serve three American cathedrals, St. John the Divine in New York City, St. Mark’s in Minneapolis, and Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. He now resides in California, serving as Organist of St. Ignatius Church (San Francisco), Interim Director of the Grace Cathedral Camerata, and Organist for the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.

Dupré’s “Le Chemin de la Croix”

Friday, April 12, 2019
at 7:30 p.m.

Cathedral Principal Organist and Assistant Director of Music, Miss Nicole Simental, will present Marcel Dupré’s Le Chemin de la Croix (The Stations of the Cross). 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, Simental began her duties at the Cathedral in June 2017.

The Office of Tenebrae

Good Friday, April 19, 2019
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, 2019
at 7:30 p.m.

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