Organ Manuals

Cathedral Concerts

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).

Please note: if you are unable to join us in person for this program, it will be live streamed on both the Diocese of Columbus website as well as on the diocese YouTube channel.

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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.

This program will be livestreamed on the Diocese of Columbus YouTube Channel.

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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 in their honor. This annual concert is the Cathedral musicians’ way of showing appreciation to those who make the Cathedral Concerts possible.

Please note, we will unfortunately not be able to host a reception following this year’s concert as we continue to follow COVID-19 precautions. We will also be spacing out seating with more distance than is typical for this event. Thanks for your understanding!

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Parker Ramsay, Organist

Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Parker Ramsay

Parker Ramsay is known in the United States, Europe and Asia both as an accomplished soloist and accompanist. In 2014, he was awarded First Prize at the Sweelinck International Organ Competition (NL). He has performed in venues including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Washington National Cathedral, Princeton University Chapel, and the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. Festival appearances have included the Gergiev Festival in Rotterdam, Dubrovnik Summer Music Festival, Cambridge New Music Project, and the 800 Jahre Thomana Celebration in Leipzig. Mr. Ramsay will perform works of Bach, Ligeti, Messiaen, Sweelinck, and others.

Adam Detzner, Organist

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Adam Detzner

Adam Detzner is a graduate with honors and distinction from Stanford University (B.A. in Music, 2014), where he studied organ with Dr. Robert Huw Morgan and harpsichord with Elaine Thornburgh. After graduation, he served as Organ Scholar at Trinity Church, Copley Square (Boston) during the 2014-2015 program year, as the inaugural recipient of the Association of Anglican Musicians Internship Grant. He holds a Masters degree in Organ Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with David Higgs. Recent concert highlights include a performance of an organ concerto by C.P.E. Bach with the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra.

Requiem: Maurice Duruflé and Herbert Howells

Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

In honor of the Feast of All Souls, the Cathedral Choir will present two settings of the Requiem Mass, by Maurice Duruflé and Herbert Howells. Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald, conductor; Miss Nicole Simental, organist.

David Enlow, Organist

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

David Enlow

David Enlow is a “commanding” organist (The New Yorker), teacher, and conductor based in New York, who is active in North America and Europe. Credited with “immense virtuosity” (Stuttgarter Zeitung) and “performances full of color, passion, invention, and power” (The American Record Guide), David works in concert music and church music. His solo recordings include Pater Seraphicus, the complete major organ works of César Franck; Piano à l’Orgue, an album of piano transcriptions; and Bach on Park Avenue, recorded on the Mander organ at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York.

Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 8, 2019 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, and Howells, among others, as well as familiar carols sung by all, accompanied by the renowned Fritts Grand Gallery Organ. We hope you will join us at the cathedral for this favorite fixture of the Advent season in central Ohio!

Karel Paukert, Organist

Epiphany Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Karel Paukert

Czech-American organist Karel Paukert graduated from the Prague Conservatory and the Ghent Conservatory, Belgium, where he studied under organists Jan Bedrich Krajs and Gabriel Verschraegen. He immigrated to the United States in the 1960s and gained citizenship in 1972. He taught at several universities, most notably as Professor of Organ and Church Music at Northwestern University and the Cleveland Institute of Music and became curator of the music department at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Mr. Paukert will accent the Christmas season with a performance of Messiaen’s La Nativité du Seigneur, excerpts of which will also be featured at Compline on the same day at 9:00 p.m.

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