Noontime Organ Recital

Noontime Organ Recital
October 09
12:30 PM to 1:10 PM

October 9 Organist:  Raymond Johnston


Scherzo in G minor                                                                 Enrico Bossi (1861-1925)
Cantilène                                                                                 Jean Langlais (1907-1991)
Ouverture Libanaise                                                                Naji Hakim (b.1955)
Elegy                                                                    &n

Raymond Johnston was born in Kent, England. He studied music at Cambridge University, where he was an Organ Scholar and studied organ with baroque specialist Dr. Peter Hurford.
After graduating in 1984 he spent the next five years as a freelance accompanist, recitalist, choir trainer and music teacher. Appointed Assistant Director of Music at Ellesmere College in 1990, he moved to Worcester as Assistant Organist at the Cathedral in September 1991.
During his time at Worcester Cathedral he developed his career as a recitalist and conductor, performing in the UK, Europe, South Africa and the USA. He appeared regularly as accompanist and soloist with the Cathedral Choir on radio, television and commercial recordings, and conducted the festival premiere of The Seasons by Haydn at the 1993 Three Choirs’ Festival.
In December 2000, he was appointed Canon Musician at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Minneapolis.  In addition to directing the Cathedral Choir and Choral Society he is responsible for the Music Series as performer and administrator. Active as a recitalist, conductor, composer, and arranger, he was privileged to conduct in 2009 the World Premiere of Vexilla Regis by Ralph Vaughan Williams.
He holds degrees from Cambridge University, a specialist performance diploma from the Royal Academy of Music, and a Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists.

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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