Organ Manuals

2022-2023 Concert Series

Hohenfels Trombone Quartet

With Organist Amanda Renée Mole

Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

Based in Rochester, NY, the Hohenfels Trombone Quartet was founded in 2011 and performs extensively throughout the Northeastern United States. Their 2014 tour of Germany and Austria featured collaborations with prominent organists and composers. The quartet also presents recitals and master classes at colleges and public schools, enriching young performers with their versatile presentations. The members of HTQ are graduates the Eastman School of Music and hold positions with symphony orchestras and educational institutions in Upstate New York.

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Karl Robson, organist

Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

Karl Robson is the Director of Music at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Norwood Parish in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He completed undergraduate work magna cum laude with departmental distinction in Church Music and Organ Performance at St. Olaf College, where he was a student of Dr. Catherine Rodland. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts as well as the Master of Music in Organ Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with David Higgs.

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Photo Credit: Jay Mallin

Duruflé Requiem

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

The Cathedral Choir will sing Duruflé’s Requiem within the context of the Mass for the Feast of All Souls. Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald, conductor; Ms. Amanda Renée Mole, organist.

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Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 4, 2022 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 seasonal choral works as well as familiar carols sung by all.

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Michael Unger, organist

Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

Multiple award-winning musician Michael Unger appears as a soloist and chamber musician in North America, Europe, Japan and South Korea, and is Associate Professor of Organ and Harpsichord at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

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Michael Kleinschmidt, organist

Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

Canon for Cathedral Music at Saint Mark’s Cathedral (Episcopal), Seattle, Washington, Michael has also served as Canon for Cathedral Music at Trinity Cathedral in Portland, Oregon. He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. Michael is an accomplished organist, having played in recitals across the world, including an All-Bach concert in 2012 on the Flentrop Organ at Oberlin College Warner Concert Hall.

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Improvised Meditations on the Stations of the Cross

Second Annual Presentation
Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald, organist

Friday, March 31, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Fitzgerald’s work as an improviser is recognized both in the U.S. and abroad, and he was 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. Dr. Fitzgerald was also a semi- finalist in the 2021 National Competition in Organ Improvisation sponsored by the American Guild of Organists. He has taught organ improvisation at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD.

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Richard K. Fitzgerald

Tenebrae

Friday, April 7, 2023 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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Donor Concert

Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

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

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Cathedral Choir