Organ Manuals

2020-2021 Concert Series

Noah Klein, Organist

Monday, September 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Winner of the 2019 AGO/Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists, Noah Klein is gaining a reputation for being one of the most talented organists of his generation. This recital presentation is co-sponsored with the American Guild of Organists, Columbus Chapter.

Amanda Mole, Organist

Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Amanda Mole is one of the leading concert organists of her generation and the winner of numerous international competitions, including first-prize at the 8th International Musashino-Tokyo Organ Competition (2017), first-place and audience prize at the Miami International Organ Competition (2016), and first-place at the Arthur Poister Organ Competition (2014), and John Rodland Memorial Organ Competition (2014). She has performed at venues across the USA, Europe, and Japan and featured in recital at conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society.  She has a solo recording released in 2019 on the Naxos label.

Nicole Simental, Organist

Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Principal Organist and Assistant Director of Music of St. Joseph Cathedral since 2017, Nicole Simental marks her third 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 is a candidate for the Doctorate of Music in organ performance at Indiana University where she studied with Dr. Christopher Young.

All Souls Mass featuring Fauré’s Requiem

Monday, November 2, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Cathedral Choir

The Cathedral Choir will present Fauré’s Requiem in honor of the Feast of All Souls. The work will be sung in the context of a liturgy. Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald, conductor; Dr. Nicole Simental, organist.

Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 6, 2020 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 various composers as well as familiar carols.

*Subject to Change – Confirmation by November 15

Anne Laver, Organist

Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Laver frequently performs solo organ recitals in the United States and Europe. In 2010 she was awarded second prize in the American Guild of Organists’ National Young Artist Competition in Organ Performance (NYACOP). She 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, the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, and the Region I & II Convention of the American Guild of Organists.

Isabelle Demers, Organist

Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Isabelle Demers possesses “bracing virtuosity” (Chicago Classical Review), and has enraptured listeners worldwide with spell-binding performances. Born in Québec and a graduate of Juilliard, Dr. Demers is Head of the Organ Department at Baylor University in Texas. Her acclaimed recordings on the Acis and Pro Organo labels have been heralded as “expressive…profound and searching” (RSCM’s Church Music Quarterly).

The Office of Tenebrae

Good Friday, April 2, 2021 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.

Yun Kim, Organist and Angela Massey, Flutist

Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Collaborative performance: Yun Kim, organist and Angela Massey, flutist

Concert organist, Yun Kim is widely hailed for her vibrant performances and is passionate about presenting engaging programs of diverse musical styles to her audiences.  Concert reviewers have described her performances as “remarkable” (The American Organist), “uniquely spectacular” (Hope College Anchor), and that she “plays with great sensitivity and great élan” (The Diapason). Yun’s latest CD, Wild Card, has been released on the Raven label.  Her earlier CD, Of Another Time, is also available on the MSR Classics label.

Angela Massey maintains an active career as a solo artist, chamber artist, orchestral musician, and instructor. Her debut album, The Elements, has been described as “beautiful and enchanting, the performances on this CD are magical!” by Jeanne Baxtresser, former principal flute of the New York Philharmonic. As a soloist, she has performed at venues including the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York City, Legacy Hall at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts,  National Flute Association Convention, and been invited to perform a Vivaldi Piccolo Concerto with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Massey holds a flute and piccolo position with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and performs regularly with the Sarasota Orchestra.

Donor Concert

Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.*

Cathedral Choir

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.

*Subject to Change – Confirmation by April 15