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Organ Recital with Christopher Keady: Online

July 12, 2020

4:00 pm

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 Assistant Director of Music, Christopher Keady. Let us know you’re watching by registering for a free ticket here.

The concert will be livestreamed here. Please follow along with the organ recital notes here.


Prelude and Fugue in A major, BWV 536 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

Hommage à Langlais: Song of Peace in a Time of War – Mary Beth Bennett (b. 1954)

Evening Song – David Hurd (b. 1950)

Three Hymn Tune Fantasias Francis Pott (b. 1957)

I. Prelude and Fugue on Iste confessor

II. Improvisation on Slane

III. Toccata on King’s Lynn 

About the organist Christopher Keady is the Assistant Director of Music at Grace Cathedral, serving as principal accompanist for the Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys. He was raised in Eugene, Oregon and earned a bachelor’s degree from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, where he studied organ with Dr. Lee Garrett. He subsequently served as Assistant Organist at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland; during that time he accompanied the cathedral choir in a UK residency at Bristol Cathedral and was course organist for the first Pacific Northwest RSCM Training Course. Keady received his Master’s Degree in Organ Performance at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University, having studied with Martin Jean and served as Sacred Music Intern at the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City. He and his husband Dan live in Oakland.

Listen to Christopher Keady play Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland

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