Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Livestream of Organ Recital Feb. 21

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Chapel Organist Christopher Jacobson, FRCO, will present an online recital titled "Celebrating the Musical Legacy of Marcel Dupré" on the Chapel's Aeolian organ this Sunday, February 21, at 4:00 p.m.

The program will feature 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 will also include compositions by Dupré's mentors Alexandre Guilmant, Charles Marie Widor, and Louis Vierne.

The concert will be presented via livestream; no registration is required. View and/or download the concert program. Watch it here:

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.