Organ Manuals

2021-2022 Concert Series

Amanda Renée Mole, Organist and Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald, conductor

Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Newly appointed Principal Organist and Assistant Director of Music, Amanda Renée Mole, joins Dr. Fitzgerald to present works for percussion ensemble and organ by Lou Harrison and Lionel Rogg.

This program is also being presented at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021 at Saint Paul Church, Westerville.

Dr. Jens Korndörfer, Organist

Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Korndörfer serves as Director of Music and Organist at First Presbyterian Church and directs the organ program at Georgia State University. Acclaimed as “a virtuoso in the grand Romantic tradition” who creates “performances that are deeply musically satisfying as well as exciting” (The American Organist), he has performed at many prestigious venues around the world. He is a triple prize winner of the Canadian International Organ Competition in 2008 and 2011 and has three CD recordings available.

Photo by Foster and Associates

Gail Archer, Organist

Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Gail Archer is a Professor of Professional Practice at Barnard College, Columbia University and founder of Musforum, an international forum for women organists. The first American woman to play Messiaen’s complete works at the composer’s centennial, Time Out New York recognized her work as ‘Best of 2008’ in classical music and opera.

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Photo by Stephanie Berger

Duruflé Requiem

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

The Cathedral Choir will present Duruflé’s Requiem in honor of the Feast of All Souls. The work will be sung by the Cathedral Choir in the context of a liturgy. Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald, conductor; Miss Amanda Renée Mole, organist.

David Briggs, Organist

Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Symphony No. 2 in C minor ‘Resurrection’
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

Transcribed for solo organ and performed by David Briggs

Laura Portune, soprano
Ellen Graham, mezzo-soprano

A frequent performer on the Cathedral Concert Series, David Briggs will perform his own transcription of Mahler’s Second Symphony with soloists and the Saint Joseph Cathedral Choir.

David Briggs

Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

The Cathedral Choir and Cathedral Brass mark the season with their annual presentation of Lessons and Carols. Our afternoon program will include works by Mendelssohn, Britten, Parsons, and Byrd, among others, as well as familiar carols sung by all. We hope you will join us at the cathedral for this favorite fixture of the Advent season in central Ohio!

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

Please note that there are not currently distancing measures in place, so capacity for this event is expected to be close to normal for the building. Masking continues to be encouraged for all indoor activities throughout the diocese.

David Jonies, Organist

Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

Director of Music and Organist of Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, David Jonies has also held positions at Westminster Cathedral (London) and the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace (UK). A native of Germany, he holds bachelor and master of music degrees from the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg and the performer’s certificate from the Royal Academy of Music in London. He was awarded the first prize at the 1999 Landau International Organ Competition. He has been a featured artist for national conventions of the Organ Historical Society and the National Association for Pastoral Musicians.

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Felix Hell, Organist

Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

A native of Germany, Felix Hell has been featured as a recitalist and concerto soloist in more than 1,000 concerts throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. He has presented recitals featuring the complete organ works of Bach, most recently in Seoul, Korea. Felix Hell studied at the Juilliard School in New York, the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia (BM), the Peabody Institute in Baltimore (AD, MM, DMA).

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Stations of the Cross Improvisation

Friday, April 8, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

A special improvisation recital featuring organist Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald. Join us as the Cathedral Director of Music presents 14 improvised meditations on the Stations of the Cross.

Dr. Fitzgerald is recognized for his work as an improviser both in the U.S. and abroad, having been 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. In addition, Dr. Fitzgerald was a finalist in the 2021 National Competition in Organ Improvisation sponsored by the American Guild of Organists.

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Richard K. Fitzgerald

The Office of Tenebrae

Good Friday, April 15, 2022 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.

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