Organ Manuals

Cathedral Concerts

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.

Donor Concert

Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

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 is the Cathedral musicians’ way of showing appreciation to those who make the Cathedral Concerts possible. Reception to follow in the Cathedral undercroft.

Cathedral Choir

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 20, 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.

*This concert has been rescheduled from December 6 to help ensure the health and safety of our musicians and patrons.

The rescheduled Lessons and Carols program on December 20 will also be live streamed on the Diocese of Columbus YouTube channel.

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Anne Laver, Organist

Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

This program has been rescheduled from January 17, 2021

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.

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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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