Organ Manuals

Cathedral Concerts

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


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

Michael Schreffler, Organist

Friday, October 8, 2021

Michael Schreffler received organ instruction from Rebecca Borthwick while he was an undergrad at Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, and pursued additional studies with John Walker and Robert Glasgow after college. He presently studies with Richard Fitzgerald and serves as organist and music director at First United Methodist of London, OH. He makes his home in Columbus.

All Friday Lunchtime Organ Recitals are at 12:30 p.m. (or immediately following the 12:05 Mass)

Chase Loomer, Organist

Friday, November 19, 2021

Chase Loomer is a second year Doctor of Music candidate at Indiana University, where he studies organ with Christopher Young. He completed his Bachelor of Music in organ performance at the Eastman School of Music, where he was a student of David Higgs, and his Master of Music at Yale University, where he was a student of Martin Jean and also studied improvisation with Jeffrey Brillhart.

Originally from Charlotte, NC, Chase’s accomplishments include: First prize, 2018 Taylor Organ Competition; first prize, 2015 AGO/Quimby Southeast Regional Competition for Young Organists; and first prize, 2015 Sarasota-Manatee AGO Chapter Competition. In 2019, he was a semifinalist in the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition and also received the Robert Baker Scholarship from the Yale ISM, awarded annually to a first year organ student. Upon graduating from Yale, he was awarded the Julia R. Sherman Memorial Prize from the Yale School of Music, given annually to a graduating organ student. Chase is currently the music director of Church of the Nativity in Indianapolis, IN. He was featured in the Rising Star series at the 2016 AGO National Convention in Houston and attended the 2016 OHS Convention as an E. Power Biggs Fellow.

Chase has presented concerts throughout the country and has been featured on the radio broadcast, Pipedreams on several occasions. In addition to organ, Chase is an avid jazz pianist and singer. Outside of music, he enjoys weightlifting, sports, and biking.

All Friday Lunchtime Organ Recitals are at 12:30 p.m. (or immediately following the 12:05 Mass)

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