Organ Manuals

Organ Recital

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.

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.

Thomas Gaynor, Organist

Sunday, November 11, 2018
at 3:00 p.m.

Winner of the first and audience prizes in the 2017 St. Albans International Organ Competition, and first prizes in the Third International Bach-Liszt Organ Competition in Erfurt/Weimar, Germany, the Sydney International Organ Competition, and the Fort Wayne National Organ Playing competition, as well as being second prize winner in the Miami International Organ Competition, Thomas Gaynor is rapidly making his mark on the organ scene in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. A student of David Higgs at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, Thomas recently graduated with an MM degree and the Performer’s Certificate. He is currently pursuing his DMA degree there, as well as the prestigious Artist’s Certificate.

David Baskeyfield, Organist

BaskeyfieldSunday, February 10, 2019
at 3:00 p.m.

Winner of the 2014 Canadian International Organ Competition held in Montreal in October, British organist David Baskeyfield has performed numerous concerts in Great Britain and Europe, has appeared at major organ festivals in the U. S. and Canada, and has been heard on the NPR radio program Pipedreams.

“It’s hard to imagine a more commanding performance of the Final from [Louis Vierne’s] Sixth Symphony. Baskeyfield’s feet
flew flawlessly up and down the pedalboard in one of the trickiest pedal parts in the organ repertory.” –Dallas News

Jonathan Dimmock, Organist

Sunday, March 31, 2019
at 3:00 p.m.

After graduating from the Oberlin Conservatory, Yale School of Music, and Yale Divinity School, American organist Jonathan Dimmock became the first American ever to hold the prestigious position of Organ Scholar of Westminster Abbey. His teachers and mentors have included Dame Gillian Weir, Simon Preston, Jean Langlais, Harald Vogel, William Porter, Thomas Murray, and Gerre Hancock. After his studies, Mr. Dimmock went on to serve three American cathedrals, St. John the Divine in New York City, St. Mark’s in Minneapolis, and Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. He now resides in California, serving as Organist of St. Ignatius Church (San Francisco), Interim Director of the Grace Cathedral Camerata, and Organist for the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.

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.

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