Organ Manuals

Cathedral Concerts

La Nativité du Seigneur

Robert WisniewskiRobert Wisniewski, Cathedral Organist

Sunday, January 8, 2017
at 3:00 p.m.

In honor of the Christmas season, Mr. Wisniewski will present Messiaen’s complete La Nativité du Seigneur on Epiphany Sunday.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

Annie Laver

Annie LaverSunday, January 29, 2017
at 3:00 p.m.

Laver frequently performs solo organ recitals in the United States and Europe, and 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, and the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music. Miss Laver is currently the Assistant Professor of Organ Performance at the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University, and has studied organ with Hans Davidsson, William Porter, and David Higgs while pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees at the Eastman School of Music.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

St. Olaf Choir

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
at 7:30 p.m.

The St. Olaf Choir (75 mixed voices) has set a standard of a cappella choral excellence for more than 100 years. Conducted since 1990 by Anton Armstrong, the St. Olaf Choir continues to develop the tradition that originated with its founding by F. Melius Christiansen in 1912. Tickets for this event are available through the St. Olaf website.

Ticket purchase is required for admission to this concert.

David Higgs

David Higgs10th Anniversary Concert of the Fritts Grand Gallery Organ
Featuring David Higgs

Sunday, March 12, 2017
at 3:00 p.m.

David Higgs, organist and chair of the organ department at the Eastman School of Music, returns to the cathedral to present the 10th Anniversary Concert of the Fritts organ. Mr. Higgs gave an inaugural recital on “Big Red” in 2007 and will present some of the same repertoire performed on that concert.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

Office of Tenebrae

candlesGood Friday, April 14, 2017
at 8:00 p.m.

The Cathedral Schola’s annual performance of music for Tenebrae, including Thomas 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 21, 2017
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.

Dexter Kennedy

Dexter KennedyOctober 18, 2015 at 3 p.m.

As the winner of the Grand Prix d’interprétation at the 24th Concours International d’Orgue de Chartres, Dexter Kennedy has established himself internationally as one of the finest organists of his generation. Praised by The American Organist for his “prodigious technique and grand style musicality,” Kennedy offers performances that are at once, fiery, spontaneous, and historically informed.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

Lessons and Carols at the Cathedral

Advent WreathSunday, December 13, 2015 at 3 p.m.

The Cathedral Choir and soloists from the ensemble will join forces with the Cathedral Brass for a program of works for Advent and Christmas. Featuring a selection of pieces by Tavener, Palestrina, Rheinberger, and more, this year’s concert has something for all lovers of great sacred music. The audience will also have the opportunity to sing the great carols of the season with orchestra and organs.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

James David Christie

Jim ChristieSunday, January 24, 2016 at 3 p.m.

James David Christie has been internationally acclaimed as one of the finest organists of his generation. He has performed around the world with symphony orchestras and period instrument ensembles. Christie holds positions as chair and professor of organ at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music; distinguished artist in residence at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts; and organist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

Christophe Mantoux

Christophe MantouxSunday, February 28, 2016 at 3 p.m.

Christophe Mantoux is Professor of Organ at the Conservatoire Régional de Paris and Titular Organist at the Church of Saint-Séverin in Paris. Mantoux won the prestigious Grand Prix d’Interprétation at the Chartres International Organ Competition (Grand Prix de Chartres) in 1984 and enjoys an international performing career. This will be his second appearance on our series.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

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