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Cathedral Organist

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.

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; Miss Nicole Simental, organist.

Subject to Change – Confirmation by October 15

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.

Organ and Brass

Fritts OrganSunday, September 23, 2018
at 3:00 p.m.

The Cathedral Brass joins Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald, conductor, and Miss Nicole Simental, organist, for a presentation of music for organ and brass. The program will feature cori spezzati, a late Renaissance and early Baroque era practice involving spatially separate choirs playing in alternation. Music of Gabrieli, Litaize, Arnatt, and Bach will be played, among others, as well as new works by Tony Zilincik and Richard K. Fitzgerald.

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.

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.

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.

Richard and Rebecca Fitzgerald

Rebecca FitzgeraldRichard K. FitzgeraldRichard K. Fitzgerald, Organist
Rebecca Fitzgerald, Horn

Sunday, October 16, 2016
at 3:00 p.m.

Works by Fitzgerald, Langlais, Widor, Hakim, and an improvised accompaniment to the 1903 silent film “Vie et Passion du Christ.” (See below for a short preview.)

Recently appointed Director of Music and Organist of St. Joseph Cathedral, Dr. Fitzgerald is joined by his wife, Peabody trained horn player Rebecca Fitzgerald, in a debut performance on the Cathedral’s concert series.

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

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