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Organ Recital by Emmanuel Duperrey ( In-Person and Livestream)

Sunday, July 3 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

Emmanuel Duperrey is Organist at Notre Dame de l’Espérance in Villemonble. 

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.  

Registration is encouraged, but not required.

About the Organist 

Emmanuel Duperrey was born in France in 1972. He entered the organ class of Marie-Louise Langlais at the Conservatoire National de Région de Paris in 1990, and received the Gold Medal in 1994. That same year, he also earned the Diplôme de Virtuosité from the Schola Cantorum in Paris (studio of Marie-Louise Langlais) as well as the Diplôme de Virtuosité at the Marcel Dupré Competition in Chartres. Further study with Michelle Leclerc at the Conservatoire de Valenciennes earned him the Diplôme de Perfectionnement in 1995. Winner of the First Prize of the UFAM, he studied harmony and improvisation with Françoise Levéchin at the Schola Cantorum, and from 1997 to 1999 did further study with Eric Lebrun at the Conservatoire National de Région de Saint-Maur. Concurrently with his post as Organist at Notre Dame de l’Espérance in Villemonble, Duperrey performs recitals in France, Germany, England and the United States. He has created several organ transcriptions, including one of Paul Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, recorded on his CD entitled Histoire d’orgue. Duperrey has also transcribed the Toccata on the 65th Psalm, improvised by Dutch organist Klaas Jan Mulder. 

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.


Concerto in A minor, Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741), Transcribed by Johann Sebastian Bach
I. Allegro                                                                   
II. Adagio
III. Allegro 
Choral Prelude on Herzliebster Jesu, Helmut Walcha (1907 – 1991)
Sinfonia, from Cantata No. 29, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750), Transcribed by Marcel Dupré 
Komm, süßer Tod (“Come, Sweet Death”), BWV 478, Bach, Transcribed by Virgil Fox 
Carillon de Westminster, Op. 54, No. 6, Louis Vierne (1870 – 1937) 
Caelistis, Emmanuel Duperrey (b. 1972) 
L’Apprenti sorcier, Paul Dukas (1865-1935), Transcribed by Emmanuel Duperrey 

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