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Recurring Event Event Series: Organ Recital Series

Organ Recital by Michael Ging (In-Person and Livestream) 

February 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Today’s organist, Michael Ging, has appeared at the 11th International Organ and Early Music Festival (Oaxaca), the Leipzig in Houston Festival, the Houston Early Music Festival, and four solo recitals at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. He has premiered compositions by Ryan Gagnon, Daniel Sigmon, Peter Mathews, Thomas J. White, and Daniel Knaggs. He is the Director of Music & Parish Organist at All Saints Episcopal Church (Winter Park, FL).  

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. 

Program

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) 
Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543 

Louis VIERNE (1870-1937) 
Clair de lune, Op. 53, No. 5 

Félix-Alexandre GUILMANT (1837-1911) 
Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 42 
I. Introduction et Allegro 
II. Pastorale 
III. Final 

Listen

Michael Ging plays Bach A-minor 

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

Michael Ging is an organist, teacher, church musician, and entrepreneur. His performances throughout the United States, France, Germany, and Mexico garner critical and audience acclaim for his virtuosic technique, sensitive interpretations, and charismatic stage presence. He is Adjunct Professor of Organ at Rollins College, where he teaches on the rebuilt Aeolian-Skinner Organ (Opus 858) housed in Knowles Memorial Chapel. He is Director of Music & Parish Organist at All Saints Episcopal Church (Winter Park, FL). An experienced consultant, Michael has advised congregations in Florida, South Carolina, and Texas on instrument acquisitions and ministry personnel solutions. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Seven Eight Artists, an artist management agency specializing in the promotion of organists and their performance activities. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts (University of Houston), Master of Music (Rice University), and Bachelor of Music (Oberlin Conservatory of Music). His primary teachers are; organ: Robert Bates, Ken Cowan, Jack Mitchener; conducting: Betsy Cook Weber and Robert Simpson; improvisation: George Baker and Sigurd Øgaard; harpsichord: Matthew Dirst. Michael Ging is represented by Seven Eight Artists. 

Give to Grace 

Your gift helps Grace Cathedral realize its vision: a spiritually alive world. There are many ways to give including texting “GRACE” to 76278 from your phone!

Become a Cultural Member 

Be one of the first to join this new program and enjoy discounts on a robust schedule of arts, music, cultural offerings, and more! Plus, you’ll also support Grace Cathedral in its visionary activities and initiatives. Learn more. 

Details

Date:
February 5
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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 Michael Ging (In-Person and Livestream) 

Today’s organist, Michael Ging, has appeared at the 11th International Organ and Early Music Festival (Oaxaca), the Leipzig in Houston Festival, the Houston Early Music Festival, and four solo recitals at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. He has premiered compositions by Ryan Gagnon, Daniel Sigmon, Peter Mathews, Thomas J. White, and Daniel Knaggs. He is the Director of Music & Parish Organist at All Saints Episcopal Church (Winter Park, FL).  

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. 

Program

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) 
Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543 

Louis VIERNE (1870-1937) 
Clair de lune, Op. 53, No. 5 

Félix-Alexandre GUILMANT (1837-1911) 
Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 42 
I. Introduction et Allegro 
II. Pastorale 
III. Final 

Listen

Michael Ging plays Bach A-minor 

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

Michael Ging is an organist, teacher, church musician, and entrepreneur. His performances throughout the United States, France, Germany, and Mexico garner critical and audience acclaim for his virtuosic technique, sensitive interpretations, and charismatic stage presence. He is Adjunct Professor of Organ at Rollins College, where he teaches on the rebuilt Aeolian-Skinner Organ (Opus 858) housed in Knowles Memorial Chapel. He is Director of Music & Parish Organist at All Saints Episcopal Church (Winter Park, FL). An experienced consultant, Michael has advised congregations in Florida, South Carolina, and Texas on instrument acquisitions and ministry personnel solutions. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Seven Eight Artists, an artist management agency specializing in the promotion of organists and their performance activities. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts (University of Houston), Master of Music (Rice University), and Bachelor of Music (Oberlin Conservatory of Music). His primary teachers are; organ: Robert Bates, Ken Cowan, Jack Mitchener; conducting: Betsy Cook Weber and Robert Simpson; improvisation: George Baker and Sigurd Øgaard; harpsichord: Matthew Dirst. Michael Ging is represented by Seven Eight Artists. 

Give to Grace 

Your gift helps Grace Cathedral realize its vision: a spiritually alive world. There are many ways to give including texting “GRACE” to 76278 from your phone!

Become a Cultural Member 

Be one of the first to join this new program and enjoy discounts on a robust schedule of arts, music, cultural offerings, and more! Plus, you’ll also support Grace Cathedral in its visionary activities and initiatives. Learn more. 

Sunday

February 5, 2023
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Grace Cathedral
Register Today

Today’s organist, Michael Ging, has appeared at the 11th International Organ and Early Music Festival (Oaxaca), the Leipzig in Houston Festival, the Houston Early Music Festival, and four solo recitals at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. He has premiered compositions by Ryan Gagnon, Daniel Sigmon, Peter Mathews, Thomas J. White, and Daniel Knaggs. He is the Director of Music & Parish Organist at All Saints Episcopal Church (Winter Park, FL).  

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. 

Program

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) 
Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543 

Louis VIERNE (1870-1937) 
Clair de lune, Op. 53, No. 5 

Félix-Alexandre GUILMANT (1837-1911) 
Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 42 
I. Introduction et Allegro 
II. Pastorale 
III. Final 

Listen

Michael Ging plays Bach A-minor 

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

Michael Ging is an organist, teacher, church musician, and entrepreneur. His performances throughout the United States, France, Germany, and Mexico garner critical and audience acclaim for his virtuosic technique, sensitive interpretations, and charismatic stage presence. He is Adjunct Professor of Organ at Rollins College, where he teaches on the rebuilt Aeolian-Skinner Organ (Opus 858) housed in Knowles Memorial Chapel. He is Director of Music & Parish Organist at All Saints Episcopal Church (Winter Park, FL). An experienced consultant, Michael has advised congregations in Florida, South Carolina, and Texas on instrument acquisitions and ministry personnel solutions. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Seven Eight Artists, an artist management agency specializing in the promotion of organists and their performance activities. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts (University of Houston), Master of Music (Rice University), and Bachelor of Music (Oberlin Conservatory of Music). His primary teachers are; organ: Robert Bates, Ken Cowan, Jack Mitchener; conducting: Betsy Cook Weber and Robert Simpson; improvisation: George Baker and Sigurd Øgaard; harpsichord: Matthew Dirst. Michael Ging is represented by Seven Eight Artists. 

Give to Grace 

Your gift helps Grace Cathedral realize its vision: a spiritually alive world. There are many ways to give including texting “GRACE” to 76278 from your phone!

Become a Cultural Member 

Be one of the first to join this new program and enjoy discounts on a robust schedule of arts, music, cultural offerings, and more! Plus, you’ll also support Grace Cathedral in its visionary activities and initiatives. Learn more. 

Sunday

February 5, 2023
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Grace Cathedral
Register Today

Sunday

February 5, 2023
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Grace Cathedral
Register Today

Today’s organist, Michael Ging, has appeared at the 11th International Organ and Early Music Festival (Oaxaca), the Leipzig in Houston Festival, the Houston Early Music Festival, and four solo recitals at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. He has premiered compositions by Ryan Gagnon, Daniel Sigmon, Peter Mathews, Thomas J. White, and Daniel Knaggs. He is the Director of Music & Parish Organist at All Saints Episcopal Church (Winter Park, FL).  

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. 

Program

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) 
Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543 

Louis VIERNE (1870-1937) 
Clair de lune, Op. 53, No. 5 

Félix-Alexandre GUILMANT (1837-1911) 
Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 42 
I. Introduction et Allegro 
II. Pastorale 
III. Final 

Listen

Michael Ging plays Bach A-minor 

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

Michael Ging is an organist, teacher, church musician, and entrepreneur. His performances throughout the United States, France, Germany, and Mexico garner critical and audience acclaim for his virtuosic technique, sensitive interpretations, and charismatic stage presence. He is Adjunct Professor of Organ at Rollins College, where he teaches on the rebuilt Aeolian-Skinner Organ (Opus 858) housed in Knowles Memorial Chapel. He is Director of Music & Parish Organist at All Saints Episcopal Church (Winter Park, FL). An experienced consultant, Michael has advised congregations in Florida, South Carolina, and Texas on instrument acquisitions and ministry personnel solutions. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Seven Eight Artists, an artist management agency specializing in the promotion of organists and their performance activities. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts (University of Houston), Master of Music (Rice University), and Bachelor of Music (Oberlin Conservatory of Music). His primary teachers are; organ: Robert Bates, Ken Cowan, Jack Mitchener; conducting: Betsy Cook Weber and Robert Simpson; improvisation: George Baker and Sigurd Øgaard; harpsichord: Matthew Dirst. Michael Ging is represented by Seven Eight Artists. 

Give to Grace 

Your gift helps Grace Cathedral realize its vision: a spiritually alive world. There are many ways to give including texting “GRACE” to 76278 from your phone!

Become a Cultural Member 

Be one of the first to join this new program and enjoy discounts on a robust schedule of arts, music, cultural offerings, and more! Plus, you’ll also support Grace Cathedral in its visionary activities and initiatives. Learn more.