SACRED SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES
Dr. Ezequiel Menéndez, Director of Music
Archdiocese of Hartford
All events are at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, 140 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT, 06105. There is no admission charge for concerts at the Cathedral, but a free-will offering will be accepted.
Cathedral Campus Map and Parking Information
MIGHTY AUSTIN ORGAN SERIES:
DR. FLORIAN WILKES, ORGANIST
Sunday, July 13, 2014 10:00 am
The Mighty Austin Organ Series continues into the summer with an appearance by German organist, Dr. Florian Wilkes. In addition to a very active career as a concert artist, Dr. Wilkes has the distinction of being the organist at Saint Hedwig’s Cathedral, Berlin in his native Germany. He will perform a short program at 10:00 am between the regularly scheduled liturgies on Sunday morning.
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: (1685 – 1750)
FANTASIE AND FUGUE G-MINOR:
CHORAL PRELUDE OF CANTATA 147
“JESUS JOY OF MEN ‘S DESIRING”
CESAR FRANCK: (1822 – 1890)
PRELUDE: FUGUE AND VARIATION:
CHARLES – MARIE WIDOR: (1844 – 1937)
SYMPHONIE OPUS 42 NO. 5
TRUMPET & ORGAN
Louis Hanzlik, Trumpet
Ezequiel Menéndez, organ
Sunday, October 26, 2014 10:00 am
Director of Music for the Archdiocese of Hartford and Cathedral Organist, Dr. Menéndez enjoys an intimate familiarity with the Cathedral’s Mighty Austin organ. Joined by trumpeter Louis Hanzlik, the duo will perform a program of both early music and modern compositions.
Puccini, Virtue & Redemption
TONY ARNOLD, SOPRANO; CHRIS DICKERSON, NARRATOR
THE YALE OPERA; NEW HAVEN SYMPHONY; WILLIAM BOUGHTON, CONDUCTOR
Sunday, November 22, 2014 7:30 pm
Soprano Tony Arnold, narrator Chris Dickerson, The Yale Opera, and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra pay a visit to the Cathedral with a unique musical offering. The program pairs Giacomo Puccini's one-act Suor Angelica and Christopher Theofanidis' newly commissioned Virtue to explore themes of morality through music in two triumphant anthems. Theofanidis’ piece is based on the works of medieval mystic, herbalist, and composer Hildegard von Bingen. Suor Angelica will be sung in Italian and semi-staged. The entire production will be under the direction of New Haven Symphony conductor William Boughton.
CHRISTMAS EVE CONCERT: BACH AT THE CATHEDRAL
THE CATHEDRAL CHOIR; THE CATHEDRAL BRASS QUINTET
THE SOLI DEO GLORIA ORCHESTRA
DR. EDWARD BOLKOVAC, CONDUCTOR
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 11:00 pm
Under the direction of Choirmaster Dr. Edward Bolkovac, the Cathedral Choir is joined by the Soli Deo Gloria Orchestra, and Archdiocesan Music Director Dr. Ezequiel Menéndez in a joyful performance of music celebrating the Nativity of the Lord featuring the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Please note that the concert time is 11:00 pm, immediately preceding Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. This concert is an annual favorite with audiences.