In August 2014, Christ Church Cathedral commissioned C. B. Fisk, Inc., to design, build and install a new organ as part of the Centennial Chapel restoration project. Opus 148, a two-manual, 22-stop mechanical-action instrument with warm, gentle voicing, draws inspiration from organs of the sixteenth century Antegnati family of Italian builders and organs of the eighteenth and nineteenth century Serassi family.
Wednesday, October 17 | 7:30 PM
Acclaimed early music specialist Francesco Cera performs organ works by Italian composers and Italian-inspired works of Johann Sebastian Bach to celebrate the installation of C. B. Fisk Opus 148 in Centennial Chapel. Reception following.
This concert is made possible by generous contributions to the cathedral’s Friends of Music Fund.
We are sorry to report that tickets for this performance on October 17 have now all been distributed. However, tickets are now available for a repeat of the performance during the Inaugural Festival on Thursday, October 18, at 7:30 pm. Order your tickets for the Thursday performance here.
Thursday, October 18 – Saturday, October 20
An international roster of performers, teachers, and scholars lead a weekend-long series of performances, presentations, and workshops relating to aspects of the Italian organ: repertoire, improvisation, performance practice, continuo playing, liturgy, pedagogy, and organ building. Learn more and register.
Sunday, October 21 | 5:00 PM
The cathedral’s new C. B. Fisk organ, with its delicate yet expressive power, takes center stage in a recreation of a Roman vespers service from the seventeenth century. Singers and instrumentalists from Collegium Cincinnaticollaborate with the new organ in chant, improvisation, and sacred repertoire by Roman composers Giacomo Carissimi, Francesco Foggia, Girolamo Frescobaldi, and Virgilio Mazzocchi. Ticket information.
The concert will also be performed during the Inaugural Festival. See above for festival registration information.