Organ Manuals

Cathedral Concerts

Dupré’s “Le Chemin de la Croix”

Friday, April 12, 2019
at 7:30 p.m.

Cathedral Principal Organist and Assistant Director of Music, Miss Nicole Simental, will present Marcel Dupré’s Le Chemin de la Croix (The Stations of the Cross). 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, Simental began her duties at the Cathedral in June 2017.

The Office of Tenebrae

Good Friday, April 19, 2019
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 19, 2019
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 takes place in the Cathedral Apse and is the Cathedral musicians’ way of showing appreciation to those who make the Cathedral Concerts possible. Reception to follow in the Cathedral undercroft.

Jonathan Ryan

Jonathan RyanSunday, September 24, 2017
at 3:00 p.m.

Jonathan Ryan is a multi-prize winning organist. Lauded for his strong communicative skills in a variety of styles, exceptional use of the instrument’s capabilities, and bold programming, he has emerged as one of North America’s premier young concert artists. With a repertoire spanning the 16th to 21st centuries, he has performed at celebrated venues, festivals, and conventions throughout the North America and Europe. Mr. Ryan will present the complete Clavier-Übung III of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Nicole Simental

Nicole SimentalSunday, October 15, 2017
at 3:00 p.m.

Recently appointed Principal Organist and Assistant Director of Music at Saint Joseph Cathedral, Nicole Simental makes her debut 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 began her duties at the cathedral last June.

Duruflé Requiem Op. 9

Thursday, November 2, 2017
at 6:00 p.m.

The Cathedral Choir will present Duruflé’s Requiem in honor of the Feast of All Souls. The work will be sung in the context of a liturgy celebrated by Bishop Frederick F. Campbell. Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald, conductor; Miss Nicole Simental, organist.

Improvisation workshop with David Briggs

Saturday, November 11, 2017
at 10:00 a.m.

Acclaimed improviser David Briggs will lead a workshop on organ improvisation. All are invited; organists are encouraged to participate. Contact Dr. Fitzgerald for details.

David Briggs

David BriggsSunday, November 12, 2017
at 3:00 p.m.

One of the foremost Concert Organists of his generation, David Briggs enjoys a busy touring schedule that takes him all over the world. He has built a reputation as an exciting performer and communicator, with particular emphases on orchestral transcriptions and improvisation. Currently Artist-in-Residence at Saint James Cathedral, Toronto, David is also Organist Emeritus of Gloucester Cathedral, United Kingdom.

Lessons and Carols

Lessons and CarolsSunday, December 10, 2017
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 Poulenc, Victoria, and Lauridsen, among others, as well as familiar carols sung by all.

“What is Sacred Music?”

Sunday, January 21, 2018
at 3:00 p.m.

Lecture given by Cathedral Director of Music, Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald: “What is sacred music? Music of the Church as defined by official documents.” Using enlightening Church documents on Sacred Music, Dr. Fitzgerald will explore music sanctified by the Church for Her liturgy. With examples of polyphony and Gregorian chant sung live by the Cathedral choir, this lecture/recital will be followed by a wine and cheese reception in the Cathedral undercroft. In addition, local cheese historian Dr. Leslie Lockett, will give a brief talk on the history of cheese while a string quartet from Ohio State University will accompany the reception.

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