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Duruflé Requiem

Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

The Cathedral Choir will sing Duruflé’s Requiem within the context of the Mass for the Feast of All Souls. Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald, conductor; Dr. Nicole Simental, organist.

Requiem Chant

Improvised Meditations on the Stations of the Cross

Third Annual Presentation
Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald, organist

Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 3:00 p.m.

Dr. Fitzgerald’s work as an improviser is recognized both in the U.S. and abroad, and he was 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. Dr. Fitzgerald was also a semi- finalist in the 2021 National Competition in Organ Improvisation sponsored by the American Guild of Organists. He has taught organ improvisation at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD.

Richard will call upon his own personal faith to respond to Christ’s suffering and death on the cross in a way that will enhance the listener’s spiritual pilgrimage through contemplation of the Passion of Christ. Please join us for this extraordinary musical experience as Dr. Fitzgerald draws upon his creativity as both an improviser and organist; he will use the full resources of the Fritts Grand Gallery Organ. This performance promises to be a great way to prepare for the Easter celebration.

Richard K. Fitzgerald

Hohenfels Trombone Quartet

With Organist Amanda Renée Mole

Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

Based in Rochester, NY, the Hohenfels Trombone Quartet was founded in 2011 and performs extensively throughout the Northeastern United States. Their 2014 tour of Germany and Austria featured collaborations with prominent organists and composers. The quartet also presents recitals and master classes at colleges and public schools, enriching young performers with their versatile presentations. The members of HTQ are graduates the Eastman School of Music and hold positions with symphony orchestras and educational institutions in Upstate New York.

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Duruflé Requiem

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

The Cathedral Choir will sing Duruflé’s Requiem within the context of the Mass for the Feast of All Souls. Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald, conductor; Ms. Amanda Renée Mole, organist.

Program PDF

Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 4, 2022 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 seasonal choral works as well as familiar carols sung by all.

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Improvised Meditations on the Stations of the Cross

Second Annual Presentation
Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald, organist

Friday, March 31, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Fitzgerald’s work as an improviser is recognized both in the U.S. and abroad, and he was 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. Dr. Fitzgerald was also a semi- finalist in the 2021 National Competition in Organ Improvisation sponsored by the American Guild of Organists. He has taught organ improvisation at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD.

Program PDF

Richard K. Fitzgerald

Amanda Renée Mole, Organist and Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald, conductor

Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Newly appointed Principal Organist and Assistant Director of Music, Amanda Renée Mole, joins Dr. Fitzgerald to present works for percussion ensemble and organ by Lou Harrison and Lionel Rogg.

This program is also being presented at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021 at Saint Paul Church, Westerville.

Duruflé Requiem

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

The Cathedral Choir will present Duruflé’s Requiem in honor of the Feast of All Souls. The work will be sung by the Cathedral Choir in the context of a liturgy. Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald, conductor; Miss Amanda Renée Mole, organist.

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

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.

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