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Organ Recital by Christopher Keady – Livestream

Sunday, February 7 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

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. 

The concert will be livestreamed here and on Facebook.

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See program notes here

  • Plymouth Suite (1937) 
    • I. Allegro risoluto 
    • II. Lantana
    • III. Chanty 
    • IV. Salix 
    • V. Toccata
  • Percy Whitlock (1903 – 1946)  
  • Short Chorale Preludes (1882 – 1884)
    • III. Schwing dich auf zu deinem Gott (“Raise yourself up to your God”) 
    • V. Prelude and Fugue on O Traurigkeit (“O sorrow deep!”)
  • Ethel Smyth (1858 – 1944)
  • Organ Sonata No. 1, Op. 5  
    • I. Allegro appassionato 
    • II. Andante
    • III. Maestoso – Con moto
  • Basil Harwood (1859 – 1949) 

About the Organist 

Christopher Keady is the Assistant Director of Music at Grace Cathedral, serving as principal accompanist for the 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 was Assistant Organist at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, accompanying the cathedral choir in a UK residency at Bristol Cathedral, and serving as course organist for the Pacific Northwest RSCM Training Course. Keady 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 live in Oakland.   

Listen to his November 1 recital featuring the works of David Hurd and Florence. B. Price. 


Sunday, February 7
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free and open to all