sacred sounds concert series 2019-2020
Cathedral of Saint Joseph Concert Series
Wednesday, February 12│7:00 pm
Daniel Roth, Organ
Church of Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France
Daniel Roth is widely acclaimed as one of the leading French organ virtuosos. Renowned for his brilliant interpretations of organ literature and for his thrilling improvisations which are regularly included in his concert programs, Daniel Roth has concertized extensively throughout Europe, Great Britain, The United States, Scandinavia, Japan and Korea. At the age of twenty he made his debut at the organ of the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre-Paris where he would later become their organist. In 1985 he was appointed organist at St. Sulpice, the famous Paris church where his three predecessors were themselves internationally famous musicians (Charles-Marie Widor, Marcel Dupré, and Jean-Jacques Grunenwald). From 1974-76, Daniel Roth was Artist-In-Residence at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Professor of Organ at the Catholic University in Washington, DC. He also held teaching positions in organ in Marseille, Strasbourg, and Saarbrücken. A brilliant composer and performer, Daniel has won a number of prestigious prizes and often includes his brilliant improvisations in concert programs. He is Chavalier de la Légion d’Honneur, Officier des Arts et Lettres, and Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Organists (London).
Easter Sunday, April 12│9:00 am
Dr. Ezequiel Menendez, Organ
Ms. Meredith Neumann, Choirmaster
The Cathedral Schola Cantorum
The Soli Deo Gloria Orchestra
Friday, May 1│7:00 pm
Centennial Celebration with Te Deum by Hector Berlioz
100th Anniversary of the Hartt School
Dr. Edward Bolkovac, Conductor
The University of Hartford Hartt School, celebrates its 100th Anniversary, for its transformation from a house on Collins Street, to a three-building institution at the University of Hartford with undergraduate and graduate degree programs in music, dance, and theater.