2016 - 2017 SEASON
Very Reverend James A. Shanley, Episcopal Vicar, Rector of the Cathedral
Dr. Ezequiel Menéndez, Director of Music
THE ALBERT SCHWEITZER
19th Annual Competition Opening Concert
Featuring the 2016 Judges and the Austin Organ
Friday, September 30, 2016 • 7:30 p.m.
Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival features an annual national
competition for young organ students with winners receiving awards to
further their music education. The purpose of the Festival is to
encourage young organists and to enhance the area of organ education -
both to support young people studying the organ and to increase general appreciation of organ music of the past and present. These students will have the
opportunity to benefit from the experience of recognized judges, compete
for monetary awards for their work, advance their resumes, and develop
close and lasting bonds with their peers. The Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival
in the Netherlands, founded in 1979 by the Albert Schweitzer Institute,
enabled many young European organists to become leaders in their field.
This U.S. version energizes organ musicianship in North America. Area
residents and others in the region greatly enjoy this annual exposure to
the finest in organ music and performance.
NATIONAL PASTORAL MUSICIANS
SAINT CECILIA SING
Conductor, Dr. Edward Bolkovac
Saturday, November 12, 2016 • 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 24, 2016 • TBA p.m.
Under the direction of Choirmaster Dr. Edward Bolkovac, the Cathedral Schola Cantorum joined by the Soli Deo Gloria Orchestra will perform Handel’s beloved oratorio, The Messiah. Please note the the concert will immediately precede the Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.
NOTRE DAME COMES TO HARTFORD
OLIVIER LATRY, Organ
Chorus Angelicus and Gaudeamus
Gabriel Löfvall, Conductor
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 • 7:00 p.m.
Renowned organist, Olivier Latry, titular organist at Notre Dame in Paris, returns to Hartford to play an exciting program on the Cathedral’s amazing organs. The program will feature French organ masterworks, improvisations, and the mighty Messe Solennelle, Op. 16, for two organs and mixed choir, by Louis Vierne, a work celebrated for its sumptuous harmonies and ominous resonances. The skillful voices of Chorus Angelicus and Gaudeamus will join Maestro Latry and Dr. Ezequiel Menéndez for this unique event, to bring Vierne’s powerful Messe Solennelle to life: an evening not to be missed!
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.