Organ Manuals

Guest Artist

Noah Klein, Organist

Monday, September 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Winner of the 2019 AGO/Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists, Noah Klein is gaining a reputation for being one of the most talented organists of his generation. This recital presentation is co-sponsored with the American Guild of Organists, Columbus Chapter.

Amanda Mole, Organist

Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Amanda Mole is one of the leading concert organists of her generation and the winner of numerous international competitions, including first-prize at the 8th International Musashino-Tokyo Organ Competition (2017), first-place and audience prize at the Miami International Organ Competition (2016), and first-place at the Arthur Poister Organ Competition (2014), and John Rodland Memorial Organ Competition (2014). She has performed at venues across the USA, Europe, and Japan and featured in recital at conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society.  She has a solo recording released in 2019 on the Naxos label.

Anne Laver, Organist

Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Laver frequently performs solo organ recitals in the United States and Europe. In 2010 she was awarded second prize in the American Guild of Organists’ National Young Artist Competition in Organ Performance (NYACOP). She 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, the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, and the Region I & II Convention of the American Guild of Organists.

Isabelle Demers, Organist

Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Isabelle Demers possesses “bracing virtuosity” (Chicago Classical Review), and has enraptured listeners worldwide with spell-binding performances. Born in Québec and a graduate of Juilliard, Dr. Demers is Head of the Organ Department at Baylor University in Texas. Her acclaimed recordings on the Acis and Pro Organo labels have been heralded as “expressive…profound and searching” (RSCM’s Church Music Quarterly).

Yun Kim, Organist and Angela Massey, Flutist

Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Collaborative performance: Yun Kim, organist and Angela Massey, flutist

Concert organist, Yun Kim is widely hailed for her vibrant performances and is passionate about presenting engaging programs of diverse musical styles to her audiences.  Concert reviewers have described her performances as “remarkable” (The American Organist), “uniquely spectacular” (Hope College Anchor), and that she “plays with great sensitivity and great élan” (The Diapason). Yun’s latest CD, Wild Card, has been released on the Raven label.  Her earlier CD, Of Another Time, is also available on the MSR Classics label.

Angela Massey maintains an active career as a solo artist, chamber artist, orchestral musician, and instructor. Her debut album, The Elements, has been described as “beautiful and enchanting, the performances on this CD are magical!” by Jeanne Baxtresser, former principal flute of the New York Philharmonic. As a soloist, she has performed at venues including the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York City, Legacy Hall at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts,  National Flute Association Convention, and been invited to perform a Vivaldi Piccolo Concerto with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Massey holds a flute and piccolo position with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and performs regularly with the Sarasota Orchestra.

Parker Ramsay, Organist

Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Parker Ramsay

Parker Ramsay is known in the United States, Europe and Asia both as an accomplished soloist and accompanist. In 2014, he was awarded First Prize at the Sweelinck International Organ Competition (NL). He has performed in venues including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Washington National Cathedral, Princeton University Chapel, and the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. Festival appearances have included the Gergiev Festival in Rotterdam, Dubrovnik Summer Music Festival, Cambridge New Music Project, and the 800 Jahre Thomana Celebration in Leipzig. Mr. Ramsay will perform works of Bach, Ligeti, Messiaen, Sweelinck, and others.

Adam Detzner, Organist

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Adam Detzner

Adam Detzner is a graduate with honors and distinction from Stanford University (B.A. in Music, 2014), where he studied organ with Dr. Robert Huw Morgan and harpsichord with Elaine Thornburgh. After graduation, he served as Organ Scholar at Trinity Church, Copley Square (Boston) during the 2014-2015 program year, as the inaugural recipient of the Association of Anglican Musicians Internship Grant. He holds a Masters degree in Organ Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with David Higgs. Recent concert highlights include a performance of an organ concerto by C.P.E. Bach with the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra.

David Enlow, Organist

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

David Enlow

David Enlow is a “commanding” organist (The New Yorker), teacher, and conductor based in New York, who is active in North America and Europe. Credited with “immense virtuosity” (Stuttgarter Zeitung) and “performances full of color, passion, invention, and power” (The American Record Guide), David works in concert music and church music. His solo recordings include Pater Seraphicus, the complete major organ works of César Franck; Piano à l’Orgue, an album of piano transcriptions; and Bach on Park Avenue, recorded on the Mander organ at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York.

Karel Paukert, Organist

Epiphany Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Karel Paukert

Czech-American organist Karel Paukert graduated from the Prague Conservatory and the Ghent Conservatory, Belgium, where he studied under organists Jan Bedrich Krajs and Gabriel Verschraegen. He immigrated to the United States in the 1960s and gained citizenship in 1972. He taught at several universities, most notably as Professor of Organ and Church Music at Northwestern University and the Cleveland Institute of Music and became curator of the music department at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Mr. Paukert will accent the Christmas season with a performance of Messiaen’s La Nativité du Seigneur, excerpts of which will also be featured at Compline on the same day at 9:00 p.m.

Christopher Young, Organist

Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Christopher Young

A native of New England, Jacobs School of Music Professor Christopher Young is the winner of the 1988 National Young Artists Competition (NYACOP) of the American Guild of Organists and the 1988 Arthur Poister Competition (Syracuse University). Dr. Young has been a featured artists of national regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists. He has been a featured performer on American Public Media’s Pipedreams and has appeared in concert with the Rochester (Minnesota) Chamber Chorale and the Minneapolis Chamber Symphony. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, he earned the MM and DMA degrees and the prestigious Performer’s Certificate under David Craighead and Russell Saunders.

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