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Organ Recital by Christopher Keady and Christopher Pharo (In-Person and Livestream)

Sunday, November 6 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

Christopher Keady is Assistant Director of Music at Grace Cathedral. Christopher Pharo is the Association of Anglican Musicians Gerre Hancock Intern for Sacred Music at Grace Cathedral in 2022-2023. 

Program to be announced.  

LISTEN April 3, 2022: Organ Recital by Christopher Keady 

Registration is encouraged, but not required.

Did you know that organs were the most complex machines invented before the Industrial Revolution? Our organ recital series features some of the best organists playing one of America’s great organs. Come and experience the first and finest American classic style organs in our gothic cathedral with its unique acoustics, soaring nave, and jewel-like stained glass windows! 

The concert will also be livestreamed here and on Facebook.  

Event Details

The cathedral will open for seating at 3:30 pm. The entrance to the cathedral is at the top of the Great Steps. The accessible entrance is via the breezeway on Sacramento Street between Taylor and Jones Streets or via the garage elevator.

About the organist

Christopher Keady is the Assistant Director of Music at Grace Cathedral, serving as principal accompanist for the Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys. He was raised in Eugene, Oregon and earned a bachelor’s degree from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, where he studied organ with Dr. Lee Garrett. He subsequently served as Assistant Organist at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland; during that time he accompanied the cathedral choir in a UK residency at Bristol Cathedral and was course organist for the first Pacific Northwest RSCM Training Course. Keady received his Master’s Degree in Organ Performance at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University, having studied with Martin Jean and served as Sacred Music Intern at the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City. He and his husband Dan live in Richmond.  

Christopher John Pharo began formal organ study under Carolyn Crossland in his hometown, Kinston, NC, and later under Andrew Scanlon and David Arcus at East Carolina University where he is pursuing his undergraduate degree in Sacred Music. Pharo has served as Organ Scholar for the Royal School of Church Music Carolina Course (2011) based in Raleigh, NC, and worked as Proctor for the RSCM Charlotte Course (2012-18). He has been featured in numerous recital programs throughout North Carolina and Mississippi, and was invited to be the 2021 Featured Organ Scholar for the Nantucket Community Music Center’s Annual Organ Crawl in Nantucket, MA. Most recently, he was selected as the 2022-23 Association of Anglican Musicians Gerre Hancock Intern for Sacred Music at Grace Cathedral. This opportunity allows him to study liturgy and music with the excellent cathedral staff and the Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys.  

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