Organ Manuals

Organ Recital

Daniel Chang, Organist

Friday, May 20, 2022

Daniel Chang is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate in the studio of David Higgs at the Eastman School of Music. Daniel was awarded Third Prize in the 2018 National Young Artists’ Competition in Organ Performance, sponsored by the American Guild of Organists, and was a semifinalist in the 2020 NYACOP. Daniel is Director of Music at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Canandaigua, New York.

All Friday Lunchtime Organ Recitals are at 12:30 p.m. (or immediately following the 12:05 Mass)

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 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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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

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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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.

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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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