At Saint 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 21 through May 17, and will be approx. 30-40 minutes long. Freewill donation.
Troisième ton (Second
livre) – Jacques Boyvin (c.
Cornet Basse de Cromhorne Concert de
Flûtes Grand Dialogue a 4 Chœurs Sérénade,
Op. 5, No. 5 – Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937); transcr. By W.J. WestbrookImprovisation,
Op. 76, No. 3 – Oskar Merikanto
(1868-1924)Humoresque – Pietro Yon
(1886-1943)Apparition de l’Eglise Eternelle – Olivier Messiaen
(1908-1992) (Vision of the Eternal Church)
Joel Anderson grew up in Saskatchewan, Canada, where he was awarded the Silver Medal, the highest honor in organ studies from the Royal Conservatory of Music. He has since studied organ, piano, choral music, and composition at Jämsän Kristillinen Kansanopisto in Jämsä, Finland; Century College in White Bear Lake, MN; and at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Since 2017, Joel has served as the principal organist and director of music at Saint Olaf Catholic Church in downtown Minneapolis, where he leads an extensive and diverse music ministry. Joel is active in Canada and the Twin Cities as a recitalist, recording artist, composer, producer, and arranger.
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