Organ Recital with Ben Bachmann: Online
August 02, 2020
Our organ recital series features some of the finest organists playing one of America’s great organs.
Join us for a live organ concert performed at Grace Cathedral by Grace Cathedral’s Canon Director of Music Ben Bachmann.
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The concert will be livestreamed here.
Pasacalles – Joan Cabanilles (1644-1712)
Tiento de 1 tono de mano derecha – Pablo Bruna (1611-1679)
Sonata in One Movement (on Kalenda Maya) – Libby Larsen (1950)
Saraband (For the morning of Easter) – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
Communion (Les oiseaux et les sources) – Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
(The birds and the springs) from the Mass for Pentecost
Chorale No. 3 in A minor – César Franck (1822-1890)
About the recitalist
Ben Bachmann received his first organ training in his native Akron, Ohio with Robert Quade. Ben was the recipient of the Emilie Spivey Scholarship at Clayton College and State University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he studied with Richard Morris. He was Assistant Organist at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, and Associate Director and composer for Impromptu, a civic choir in Atlanta. He received his Master’s Degree at the Royal College of Music, where he studied with Margaret Phillips. At the Royal College, he was the recipient of the Walford Davies Organ Prize in 2004. During his time in London, Ben was Organ Scholar at St. Paul’s Knightsbridge and Farm Street Church. Ben was made a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists in 2008. He has participated in numerous RSCM choir training camps and worked with conductors including George Guest, David Willcocks, John Rutter and David Hill.
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