WO CATHEDRALS — two Sundays. Gregorian Chant and mighty pipe organs will be front and center at two concerts: Boston’s Cathedral of the Holy Cross (Sunday 1.12.2020 @2pm) and Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City. (Sunday, 1.19.2020 @ 3:15pm)
On the program is the seven-movement organ suite Gregorian Impressions. Published by The Sacred Music Press/The Lorenz Corporation, it is based on familiar and beloved plainchants. The American Organist magazine praises Gregorian Impressions for its “engaging developments.”
The Boston Archdiocesan Schola will assist singing the chants prior to each movement. Several noted liturgical musicians from New York will join members of the Boston Schola in New York.
HE TWO ORGANS: BOSTON — Sunday, January 12 @2pm: Built in 1875, the 101-rank E. & G. G. Hook and Hastings, Opus 801 contains 5,318 pipes. This instrument is highly unique in that it is nearly original in its tonal design. Clothed in stone and marble (since the recent renovation) this organ is breathing new life into the Cathedral!
• Click here for concert program and specifications of the 101-rank E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings Organ, Opus 801
• A tour of the newly renovated Holy Cross Cathedral will immediately follow the concert.
NEW YORK — Sunday, January 19th @3:15pm: five-manuals, 206 stops, 150 ranks, and 10 divisions, the Kilgen Organs were rebuilt by the Peragallo Pipe Organ Company in the 1990s.
This concert will be live-streamed here.
Both concerts are free and open to the public. See you there!