PIPE ORGAN SATURDAYS
SCHUBERT MASS IN G, As the celebration of the Mass
Concerts are FREE and open to the public!
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PIPE ORGAN SATURDAYS
The Concerts@SPX series this season will feature recitals by distinguished organists from the region showcasing the myriad colors and vast expressive power of our new pipe organ. Performances will be approximately one hour in length. Free and open to the public.
February 8, 6:15pm
The Organ as the Orchestra
Ryan Kennedy, a concert organist based in New England, whose recordings have been broadcast on WQXR, BBC Radio 3, and Sveriges Radio, will perform a program entitled The Organ as the Orchestra, which will include his own transcriptions for the organ of well-known orchestral works.
March 21, 6:15pm
Daniel Ficarri, who has performed in cathedrals and concert halls across the United States and was named one of the “20 under 30” organists by The Diapason magazine, will play a program of Lenten meditations. The recital will feature a piece he composed for the 200th anniversary of the birth of Fr. Isaac Hecker, the founder of the Paulist Fathers (the first religious community of priests in our country). Five brief encounters with the Holy Spirit recorded in Fr. Hecker’s diary will be read before each of the five movements of music.
May 16, 6:15pm
A Celebration of Eastertide
Jennifer Pascual, Director of Music, St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Jennifer Pascual,the Director of Music and Organist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral had the privilege of overseeing the liturgical music for each of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis during their respective papal visits to New York City. She was named a Dame of the Order of St. Gregory the Great in recognition of her service to the church. Her concert at St. Pius X will be a celebration of great organ works for Eastertide.
SCHUBERT MASS IN G
As a celebration of the Mass
Saturday June 6, during the 5pm Mass
St. Pius X Festival Choir and Orchestra
Schubert’s Mass in G, though typically performed across the world today in concert halls, was originally composed for the church as a Latin Mass. It remains one of Schubert’s best loved and most often performed works. Rather than our usual Mass parts for the Kyrie, Glory to God, Creed, Holy, and Lamb of God, we will offer Schubert’s setting for choir, soloists and orchestra of these sacred texts in the context for which is was intended – as the celebration of the Mass.