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October 10, 2019 – Cathedral of Saint Paul hosts world renowned organ prodigy Adam J. Brakel 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 10, 2019

October 10, 2019 – Cathedral of Saint Paul hosts world renowned organ prodigy Adam J. Brakel 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 10, 2019

By Quinn Cheney in Events, News on 08/28/2019

(Saint Paul, Minn.) The Cathedral Heritage Foundation is thrilled to announce the upcoming performance by concert organist Adam J. Brakel, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the Cathedral of Saint Paul, 239 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota. A suggested donation of $15 will be collected at the doors. Street parking is widely available as well as free parking in the Selby church lot. Handicapped entrances are at the Upper Selby doors, and lower Dayton doors. For more details, call the Cathedral Information Desk at 651-228-1766.

The spell-binding and artistically masterful performances of Brakel have led to his being compared to Liszt, Gould, Bernstein, and Paganini. National Public Radio hailed him as “an absolute organ prodigy, with the technique and virtuosity that most concert pianists could only dream of…He is the Franz Liszt of the organ.”

Brakel’s celebrated performances span the globe—from coast to coast in the United States to across Europe and Asia. His expansive repertoire includes the entire spectrum of styles. Brakel’s performance highlights include the complete works of César Franck, and, most notably, the fiendishly difficult Six Etudes of Jeanne Demessieux, of which Adam is one of the few organists in the world to have performed and recorded in its entirety. Adam’s program at the Cathedral will include the works of Demessieux, along with Widor, Sousa, James P. Johnson, Henry Martin, Sowerby, Bizet and Mendelssohn.

In addition to his concert career, Adam was most recently appointed Director of Music for St. James Cathedral and the Diocese of Orlando, Florida.

The Cathedral of Saint Paul has two pipe organs, an E.M. Skinner Organ, and Aeolian-Skinner Organ, both of which underwent a complete restoration and expansion between 2010-2013 by Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc. The two organs now have a combined 94 ranks of pipes for a total of 5,848 pipes ranging in size of over 32′ in length, to as small as a ballpoint pen.

The Cathedral Heritage Foundation is an independent volunteer 501 (c)3 community organization. Since its founding in 2007, the CHF’s stated mission has been “to preserve the Cathedral as an historic monument and a community treasure,” as well as to support the Cathedral as a venue for the arts and education.

The Cathedral is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week and from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Visitors are welcome to join guided tours of the Cathedral, Tuesday—Friday at 1pm. Visitors may also take a private walking tour or a virtual tour at cathedralsaintpaul.org/visit-us.

Palestrina Choir of Dublin  7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Palestrina Choir of Dublin 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2019

By Carolyn Will in Events, Media, News on 02/27/2019

The Palestrina Choir from St.Mary’s pro-Cathedral if Dublin had its origins in a boys’ choir formed in the 1890s at St. Mary’s Place Christian Brothers School. General Admission. Freewill offering.

Virtuoso Organist, David Briggs 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Virtuoso Organist, David Briggs 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2019

By Carolyn Will in Events, News on 02/27/2019

Celebrated English virtuoso David Briggs will perform his dramatic and colorful solo transcription of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 (Tragic), showcasing the Cathedral’s two magnificent pipe organs. Admission to the general public is free with a suggested donation of $10.

Choir of King’s College, Cambridge (England) 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019

Choir of King’s College, Cambridge (England) 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019

By Carolyn Will in Events, News on 02/27/2019

The world-famous ensemble of men and boys performs at the Cathedral of Saint Paul during a final tour of the United States prior to the retirement of its leader for the past 37 years, Stephen Cleobury. Purchase tickets through the Fitzgerald Theater Box Office.

CONCERT: Music for a Grand Space  Sunday, March 3 at 2:30 p.m.

CONCERT: Music for a Grand Space Sunday, March 3 at 2:30 p.m.

By Carolyn Will in Events, News on 01/29/2019

 

The University Singers, Chamber Singers, U of M Men’s and Women’s Choruses perform music that celebrates the acoustic splendor of the Cathedral of St. Paul. Kathy Saltzman Romey and Matthew Mehaffey, conductors.

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not necessary, seating is general admission and available on a first come, first seated basis.

EXPERIENCE BACH’S SAINT JOHN PASSION AT THE CATHEDRAL OF SAINT PAUL

EXPERIENCE BACH’S SAINT JOHN PASSION AT THE CATHEDRAL OF SAINT PAUL

By Quinn Cheney in Events, Media, News on 11/05/2018

Friday, Nov. 2 at 8:00 p.m.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear the SPCO in the stunning Cathedral of Saint Paul, sponsored in part by the Cathedral Heritage Foundation.
This special performance of Bach’s 

Saint John Passion has very limited seats remaining, so order your tickets before they sell out!

 

TICKETS AND CONCERT INFORMATION

Friday | Nov 2 | 8:00pm 

Cathedral of Saint Paul, Saint Paul

 

Bach: Saint John Passion

Jonathan Cohen, conductor

Nicholas Mulroy, tenor – Evangelist

Matthew Brook, bass – Jesus

William Berger, baritone – Pilate

Joélle Harvey, soprano

Tim Mead, countertenor

Nick Pritchard, tenor

The Singers – Minnesota Choral Artists; prepared by Matthew Olson and Matthew Culloton

 
Artistic Partner and early music expert Jonathan Cohen leads the SPCO in one of Bach’s seminal works — his Saint John Passion. This oratorio was written for Good Friday in 1724, using the German translation of the Gospel of Saint John. Joined by a stellar cast of vocal soloists with chorales sung by The Singers, these performances in the Cathedral of Saint Paul and the acoustically exquisite Ordway Concert Hall are certain to be highlights of the 2018.19 season.

 

THANK YOU from SPCO!

The SPCO extends its warmest thanks to these generous donors for making these performances and video capture of Bach’s Saint John Passion possible.

Save the Date:  Festival of Lights on October 4, 2018

Save the Date: Festival of Lights on October 4, 2018

By admin in Events, News on 04/30/2018

Planning is under way for the 2018 Festival of Lights to be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018. This date was chosen for its proximity to the 100th anniversary of the death of Archbishop John Ireland and our 2018 Festival of Lights will celebrate the man who made the Cathedral possible. Some surprises are in store, so look for special announcements and more information in  he coming months.

The Festival of Lights serves as the major fundraiser for the Cathedral Heritage Foundation, the only entity charged with restoring, preserving and enhancing the Cathedral of Saint Paul.

This celebration will require many minds, hands, and hears as well as funding to bring it to fruition. If you are interested in helping, contact Quinn@dowellmgmt.com or call 651-300-6590.

Voices of Light Trailer

By admin in Events, Media on 09/15/2017

“Voices of Light” is a stunning evening of music and film, merging Carl Dreyer’s legendary 1928 silent film masterpiece “The Passion of Joan of Arc,” widely considered to be one of the greatest films ever made, with the live performance of a moving and powerful orchestral/choral score by award-winning American composer Richard Einhorn. Join conductor Matthew Mehaffey and the Oratorio Society of Minnesota for the Twin Cities premiere.