Organ Manuals

Guest Artist

Dr. Jens Korndörfer, Organist

Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Korndörfer serves as Director of Music and Organist at First Presbyterian Church and directs the organ program at Georgia State University. Acclaimed as “a virtuoso in the grand Romantic tradition” who creates “performances that are deeply musically satisfying as well as exciting” (The American Organist), he has performed at many prestigious venues around the world. He is a triple prize winner of the Canadian International Organ Competition in 2008 and 2011 and has three CD recordings available.

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Gail Archer, Organist

Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Gail Archer is a Professor of Professional Practice at Barnard College, Columbia University and founder of Musforum, an international forum for women organists. The first American woman to play Messiaen’s complete works at the composer’s centennial, Time Out New York recognized her work as ‘Best of 2008’ in classical music and opera.

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David Briggs, Organist

Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Symphony No. 2 in C minor ‘Resurrection’
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

Transcribed for solo organ and performed by David Briggs

Featuring
Laura Portune, soprano
Ellen Graham, mezzo-soprano

A frequent performer on the Cathedral Concert Series, David Briggs will perform his own transcription of Mahler’s Second Symphony with soloists and the Saint Joseph Cathedral Choir.

David Briggs

David Jonies, Organist

Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

Director of Music and Organist of Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, David Jonies has also held positions at Westminster Cathedral (London) and the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace (UK). A native of Germany, he holds bachelor and master of music degrees from the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg and the performer’s certificate from the Royal Academy of Music in London. He was awarded the first prize at the 1999 Landau International Organ Competition. He has been a featured artist for national conventions of the Organ Historical Society and the National Association for Pastoral Musicians.

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Felix Hell, Organist

Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

A native of Germany, Felix Hell has been featured as a recitalist and concerto soloist in more than 1,000 concerts throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. He has presented recitals featuring the complete organ works of Bach, most recently in Seoul, Korea. Felix Hell studied at the Juilliard School in New York, the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia (BM), the Peabody Institute in Baltimore (AD, MM, DMA).

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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.

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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.

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Anne Laver, Organist

Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

This program has been rescheduled from January 17, 2021

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.

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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).

Please note: if you are unable to join us in person for this program, it will be live streamed on both the Diocese of Columbus website as well as on the diocese YouTube channel.

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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.

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