Organist Christopher Houlihan in Concert November 19
On Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm the acclaimed organist Christopher Houlihan performs a free concert at Hanover's St. Matthew Lutheran Church (30 West Chestnut St.). The concert is part St. Matthew prestigious organ concert series. (Free tickets for the concert can be ordered beginning October 16 and will be mailed out by November 6. Order by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the attention of “November Concert,” 30 W. Chestnut Street, Hanover, PA, 17331. Please note the number of tickets desired.)
Houlihan's recital will showcase the grandeur and versatility of St. Matthew Lutheran's organ in a diverse program of music by Bach, Vierne, and more. Built in 1925 by the Austin Organ Co. of Hartford, CT, the instrument has since been enlarged to the extent that it ranks among the ten largest pipe organs in the world.
Partial Program Listing
Claude Debussy –
Andantino, from String Quartet, opus 10 (trans. Alexandre Guilmant)
Herbert Brewer –
Maurice Duruflé –
Suite, opus 5
J.S. Bach -
Passcaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
Louis Vierne –
Carillon de Westminster, from 24 Pièces de Fantaisie, op. 54
Toccata, from 24 Pièces de Fantaisie, op. 53
Free tickets for Christopher Houlihan's concert can be ordered beginning October 16 and will be mailed out by November 6. Order by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the attention of "November Concert," 30 W. Chestnut Street, Hanover, PA, 17331. Please note the number of tickets desired.
Critics have applauded Christopher Houlihan for his "world class chops" and "marvelous ear"; The Los Angeles Times proclaimed him dazzling and seductive. Houlihan's Disney Hall debut, performing with principal brass of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, resulted in The LA Times raving, "Houlihan is the next big organ talent." Recent concert highlights include debuts at the Kennedy Center and Kimmel Center, and concertos with the Columbus (GA) Symphony and Chamber Orchestra of Boston. Houlihan has recently been appointed the John Rose College Organist-and-Directorship Distinguished Chair of Chapel Music at Trinity College in Hartford, his alma mater. Complete bio, photos, videos and more are at ChristopherHoulihan.com.
Christopher Houlihan Plays Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach
"This recording presents a view of Christopher Houlihan's artistry that should appeal to a broad spectrum of listeners - Bach purists included."
— Cleveland Classical Read the whole review here