Organ Manuals

Cathedral Choir

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.

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. The afternoon will include works by Bach, Britten, and Howells, among others, as well as familiar carols sung by all.

David Briggs, Organist

Friday, April 24, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

David Briggs

The Cathedral Concert series welcomes back frequent performer and intentionally renowned organist David Briggs. With a huge repertoire spanning five centuries, he is known across the world for his organ transcriptions of symphonic music by composers such as Mahler, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Bruckner, Ravel, and Bach. In fact, the Cathedral Choir will join Mr. Briggs during his appearance this season as he presents his own transcription of Mahler’s Second Symphony.

Donor Concert

Sunday, May 17, 2020 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.

Cathedral Choir Tribute to the Columbus A.G.O.

Friday, October 19, 2018
at 7:30 p.m.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Columbus Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, the Saint Joseph Cathedral Choir will present a program featuring Duruflé’s Requiem (Op. 9) and Vierne’s Messe solennelle (Op. 16). Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald, conductor; Miss Nicole Simental and Dr. David Crean, organists.

Duruflé Requiem Op. 9

Requiem ChantFriday, November 2, 2018
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.

Lessons and Carols

Advent WreathSunday, December 9, 2018
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.

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.

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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