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Organ Recital by David Hatt – In Person & Livestream

Sunday, June 6 @ 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. 

Advance registration required for in-person attendance. The concert will also be livestreamed here and on Facebook.

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The Program

Variations on “Cheerful” (Southern Harmony, 1854) (2020) – David Hatt (b. 1954)

Volume One: 
I. (quiet theme, serial chords, power duo, deep solo)
II. (simple theme, light trio, variation on five notes)
III. (two theme variations, frenetic verse, deep canon at the 2nd below, coda)

Volume Two: 
Introduction and Aria
Canon Prelude
Retrograde Inversion of Canon Prelude
Variation on Phrase 2

From Twelve Preludes and Fugues (1946) – Jan Koetsier (1911 – 2006)
V. in A-flat
IV. in F-sharp
VIII. in E-flat

Toccata and Fugue in E minor, Op. 63, No. 9-10 – Max Reger (1873 – 1916)

About the organist 

David Hatt has been Assistant Cathedral Organist at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco since 1998. During the first half of 2017 he also served as Interim Organist at Grace Cathedral. He earned the M.A. degree in Music in 1978 from U. C. Riverside, following organ study with Raymond Boese and composition study with Barney Childs at the University of Redlands. During this time he was also a member of the Redlands Improvisers Orchestra and worked for the Raymond Garner Co. rebuilding tracker organs. The influence of Childs led to performances at regional and national conventions of the Society of Composers, Inc. and the College Music Society. His interest in the music of Max Reger has led him to organize several festivals, including the 2008 Festival which featured the first West-coast appearances of Isabelle Demers.

He has been featured in the opera “I, Norton”, by Gino Robair, about a famous San Francisco historical character. Dave has also appeared several times with the San Francisco Symphony, SF Girls Chorus, WomenSing and the SF Lyric Chorus.

His compositions and arrangements have been published by Wayne Leupold Editions, Darcey Press and Augsburg Fortress.

Dave has given well over 100 concerts at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco and over 50 concerts at Trinity Cathedral in Reno.

Listen to his recital celebrating the 50th Anniversary of his first recital!