Duke Chapel Organist Christopher Jacobson, FRCO, presents an online recital on the Chapel's Aeolian organ. The program features three pieces by the French composer and virtuoso organist Marcel Dupré-Cortège et Litanie, Op. 19; Trois Préludes et Fugues, Op. 7; and Variations sur un vieux Noël, Op. 20-in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of Dupré's death. The program also includes compositions by Dupré's mentors Alexandre Guilmant, Charles Marie Widor, and Louis Vierne.
The recital is presented via livestream at https://youtu.be/9NOyXeU-nw8 .
Jacobson is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and has played organ recitals throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, and performed the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach across the United States. His recordings appear on the Dutch record label Pentatone Classics both as an organ soloist and accompanist. Before coming to Duke, Jacobson was associate organist and choirmaster at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia, South Carolina, and assistant organist at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music.
Note: This live event is presented with enhanced health and safety precautions, in consultation with Duke's Occupational and Environmental Safety Office, enabling the musicians to safely perform. Camera angles may reduce or distort the appearance of distances between performers.