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

May 5, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

Enjoy an hour of music with the cathedral’s Associate Director of Music, Christopher Keady, principal accompanist of the Cathedral Choir, in a solo performance on the Alexander Organ.

Our organ recital series features some of the finest organists playing one of America’s great organs. Grace Cathedral’s 7,466-pipe Aeolian-Skinner instrument, the Charles B. Alexander Memorial Organ (1934), is one of the first and finest American classic-style organs and is among the largest church organs in the West. Experiencing music in our gothic cathedral with its unique acoustics, soaring nave, and jewel-like stained glass windows is a feast for the ears, eyes, and soul. 

Please note there is an admission fee for visitors on Sundays from 1 to 5 pm. Those wishing to attend the organ recital must register in advance to avoid paying the fee. Thank you for your understanding. 

Event Details

The concert will also be livestreamed here and on Facebook.  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 glass doors on Taylor Street or from the cathedral garage. Masks are strongly encouraged inside the cathedral. 

About the Organist

Christopher Keady is the Associate Director of Music at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, California, where he serves as principal accompanist for the Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys and frequently performs on the cathedral’s Alexander Memorial Organ. He has performed in venues locally and across the country, including the San Francisco Legion of Honor, Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, St. Mark’s Church in Berkeley, Trinity Church in Boston, Washington National Cathedral, and St. Thomas Church in New York. A keen accompanist and ensemble player, Christopher has performed with the San Francisco Choral Society, International Orange Chorale of San Francisco, the Marin Symphony, and the San Francisco Symphony.

Christopher 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 was Assistant Organist at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, accompanying the cathedral choir in a UK residency at Bristol Cathedral, and was course organist for the Pacific Northwest RSCM Training Course. Christopher completed an MM in Organ Performance at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University, having studied with Martin Jean and served concurrently as Sacred Music Intern at the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City. He and his husband Dan live in Richmond, California.

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Details

Date:
May 5, 2024
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Series:
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Grace Cathedral
1100 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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Phone:
415-749-6300

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

Enjoy an hour of music with the cathedral’s Associate Director of Music, Christopher Keady, principal accompanist of the Cathedral Choir, in a solo performance on the Alexander Organ.

Our organ recital series features some of the finest organists playing one of America’s great organs. Grace Cathedral’s 7,466-pipe Aeolian-Skinner instrument, the Charles B. Alexander Memorial Organ (1934), is one of the first and finest American classic-style organs and is among the largest church organs in the West. Experiencing music in our gothic cathedral with its unique acoustics, soaring nave, and jewel-like stained glass windows is a feast for the ears, eyes, and soul. 

Please note there is an admission fee for visitors on Sundays from 1 to 5 pm. Those wishing to attend the organ recital must register in advance to avoid paying the fee. Thank you for your understanding. 

Event Details

The concert will also be livestreamed here and on Facebook.  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 glass doors on Taylor Street or from the cathedral garage. Masks are strongly encouraged inside the cathedral. 

About the Organist

Christopher Keady is the Associate Director of Music at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, California, where he serves as principal accompanist for the Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys and frequently performs on the cathedral’s Alexander Memorial Organ. He has performed in venues locally and across the country, including the San Francisco Legion of Honor, Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, St. Mark’s Church in Berkeley, Trinity Church in Boston, Washington National Cathedral, and St. Thomas Church in New York. A keen accompanist and ensemble player, Christopher has performed with the San Francisco Choral Society, International Orange Chorale of San Francisco, the Marin Symphony, and the San Francisco Symphony.

Christopher 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 was Assistant Organist at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, accompanying the cathedral choir in a UK residency at Bristol Cathedral, and was course organist for the Pacific Northwest RSCM Training Course. Christopher completed an MM in Organ Performance at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University, having studied with Martin Jean and served concurrently as Sacred Music Intern at the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City. He and his husband Dan live in Richmond, California.

Give to Grace  

Your gift helps Grace Cathedral realize its vision: a spiritually alive world. Give today! 

Become a GraceArts Member

We offer a special cultural membership program, GraceArts, focused exclusively on the arts and well-being. GraceArts allows a wider community to belong to and support Grace, with discounts and benefits on a robust schedule of events, including our music performances. Sign up today to be part of GraceArts! 

Sunday

May 5, 2024 Free
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Grace Cathedral

Enjoy an hour of music with the cathedral’s Associate Director of Music, Christopher Keady, principal accompanist of the Cathedral Choir, in a solo performance on the Alexander Organ.

Our organ recital series features some of the finest organists playing one of America’s great organs. Grace Cathedral’s 7,466-pipe Aeolian-Skinner instrument, the Charles B. Alexander Memorial Organ (1934), is one of the first and finest American classic-style organs and is among the largest church organs in the West. Experiencing music in our gothic cathedral with its unique acoustics, soaring nave, and jewel-like stained glass windows is a feast for the ears, eyes, and soul. 

Please note there is an admission fee for visitors on Sundays from 1 to 5 pm. Those wishing to attend the organ recital must register in advance to avoid paying the fee. Thank you for your understanding. 

Event Details

The concert will also be livestreamed here and on Facebook.  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 glass doors on Taylor Street or from the cathedral garage. Masks are strongly encouraged inside the cathedral. 

About the Organist

Christopher Keady is the Associate Director of Music at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, California, where he serves as principal accompanist for the Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys and frequently performs on the cathedral’s Alexander Memorial Organ. He has performed in venues locally and across the country, including the San Francisco Legion of Honor, Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, St. Mark’s Church in Berkeley, Trinity Church in Boston, Washington National Cathedral, and St. Thomas Church in New York. A keen accompanist and ensemble player, Christopher has performed with the San Francisco Choral Society, International Orange Chorale of San Francisco, the Marin Symphony, and the San Francisco Symphony.

Christopher 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 was Assistant Organist at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, accompanying the cathedral choir in a UK residency at Bristol Cathedral, and was course organist for the Pacific Northwest RSCM Training Course. Christopher completed an MM in Organ Performance at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University, having studied with Martin Jean and served concurrently as Sacred Music Intern at the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City. He and his husband Dan live in Richmond, California.

Give to Grace  

Your gift helps Grace Cathedral realize its vision: a spiritually alive world. Give today! 

Become a GraceArts Member

We offer a special cultural membership program, GraceArts, focused exclusively on the arts and well-being. GraceArts allows a wider community to belong to and support Grace, with discounts and benefits on a robust schedule of events, including our music performances. Sign up today to be part of GraceArts! 

Sunday

May 5, 2024 Free
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Grace Cathedral

Sunday

May 5, 2024 Free
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Grace Cathedral

Enjoy an hour of music with the cathedral’s Associate Director of Music, Christopher Keady, principal accompanist of the Cathedral Choir, in a solo performance on the Alexander Organ.

Our organ recital series features some of the finest organists playing one of America’s great organs. Grace Cathedral’s 7,466-pipe Aeolian-Skinner instrument, the Charles B. Alexander Memorial Organ (1934), is one of the first and finest American classic-style organs and is among the largest church organs in the West. Experiencing music in our gothic cathedral with its unique acoustics, soaring nave, and jewel-like stained glass windows is a feast for the ears, eyes, and soul. 

Please note there is an admission fee for visitors on Sundays from 1 to 5 pm. Those wishing to attend the organ recital must register in advance to avoid paying the fee. Thank you for your understanding. 

Event Details

The concert will also be livestreamed here and on Facebook.  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 glass doors on Taylor Street or from the cathedral garage. Masks are strongly encouraged inside the cathedral. 

About the Organist

Christopher Keady is the Associate Director of Music at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, California, where he serves as principal accompanist for the Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys and frequently performs on the cathedral’s Alexander Memorial Organ. He has performed in venues locally and across the country, including the San Francisco Legion of Honor, Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, St. Mark’s Church in Berkeley, Trinity Church in Boston, Washington National Cathedral, and St. Thomas Church in New York. A keen accompanist and ensemble player, Christopher has performed with the San Francisco Choral Society, International Orange Chorale of San Francisco, the Marin Symphony, and the San Francisco Symphony.

Christopher 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 was Assistant Organist at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, accompanying the cathedral choir in a UK residency at Bristol Cathedral, and was course organist for the Pacific Northwest RSCM Training Course. Christopher completed an MM in Organ Performance at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University, having studied with Martin Jean and served concurrently as Sacred Music Intern at the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City. He and his husband Dan live in Richmond, California.

Give to Grace  

Your gift helps Grace Cathedral realize its vision: a spiritually alive world. Give today! 

Become a GraceArts Member

We offer a special cultural membership program, GraceArts, focused exclusively on the arts and well-being. GraceArts allows a wider community to belong to and support Grace, with discounts and benefits on a robust schedule of events, including our music performances. Sign up today to be part of GraceArts!