Noontime Organ Recital

Noontime Organ Recital
October 16
12:30 PM to 1:10 PM

October 16 Organist: Lawrence Lawyer


Hymne «Pange lingua» [1699]                                              Nicolas de Grigny
     i.    en taille à 4                                                                                1672-1703
    ii.    Fugue à 5
   iii.    Récit du chant de l'hymne précédent

from Three Liturgical Improvisations [1948]                           George Oldroyd
   iii.    VERBUM SUPERNUM PRODIENS                                       1887-1956

Meditation on ADORO TE DEVOTE [1998]                                     Larry Visser

Lawrence W. Lawyer is Director of Sacred Music/Organist at the Cathedral of Saint Paul [] in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he oversees both parish and Archdiocesan liturgies as music director and organist, accompanies the choirs, and administers the program. A Pi Kappa Lambda graduate of Millikin University and Scarritt Graduate School, he holds degrees in sacred music from both institutions, studying with Wilma Jensen and Janette Fishell. A church organist from the age of 11, he began his ministry playing for daily Masses celebrated with his schoolmates. Beginning with his appointment as Director of Music at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph the Workman in La Crosse, he has since remained in the upper Midwest, leading a number of well-regarded programs for the Church, serving as a member of two diocesan liturgical commissions, as well as teaching, adjudicating, and presenting workshops in Roman Catholic liturgy and music. As a concert organist, he has given recitals at churches and cathedrals throughout the United States, including the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. He has been a member of the Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians since 1986, and holds numerous professional memberships, including the American Guild of Organists, the Church Music Association of America, National Association of Pastoral Musicians, and Association of liturgical Musicians.

At St. Olaf, we are blessed to have a magnificent 67-rank pipe organ. This fall, it will be showcased in a series of recitals on Wednesday afternoons, immediately following the noon Mass.
Come hear the organ thunder with might and whisper gently as talented organists showcase a variety of repertoire.

Wednesday Organ Recitals run from September 18 through December 4, and will be approx. 30-40 minutes long.
Freewill donation.


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