Organ Recital by Margaret Martin Kvamme (In-Person and Livestream)
Sunday, June 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Margaret Martin Kvamme is a Canadian-born organist based in the San Francisco Bay Area who teaches private lessons in organ, piano, conducting, and music theory. She performs as a solo artist and collaboratively with an emphasis on Baroque and 20th century works. She has a special interest in thematic programming and performing the works of female composers.
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.
Program to be announced
Registration is encouraged, but not required.
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 organists
Margaret Martin Kvamme was an organist for the Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos for fifteen years, where she was recently named Organist Emerita. She continues teaching organ lessons at the church and acts as a curator of the Möller-Schoenstein pipe organ. Ms. Kvamme is an honors graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, and a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance and Choral Conducting from the University of Michigan. Her debut solo album, Sevenfold Gifts, was released by the Albany label in 2007 and was recorded on the 1898 Felgemaker organ at Holy Cross Church in Santa Cruz. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Ms. Kvamme recorded the entire Orgelbüchlein chorales of J. S. Bach, which can be heard on her YouTube channel.
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