The Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival features an annual national competition for young organ students with winners receiving awards to further their music education. The purpose of the Festival is to encourage young organists and to enhance the area of organ education –
These students will have the opportunity to benefit from the experience of recognized judges, compete for monetary awards for their work, advance their resumes, and develop close and lasting bonds with their peers.
The Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival in the Netherlands, founded in 1979 by the Albert Schweitzer Institute, enabled many young European organists to become leaders in their field. This U.S. version energizes organ musicianship in North America. Area residents and others in the region greatly enjoy this annual exposure to the finest in organ music and performance.
Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus bears the honor to be the featured choir at the Festival’s Opening Concert, this year. This concert allows for the perfect union between two of the most powerful sound media: the human voice and the king of instruments, the organ. Come hear this fiery combination in one of the richest acoustics in our state: the magnificent Cathedral of St. Joseph!
Details: OPENING CONCERT
Friday, September 30, 7:30 p.m., Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford
Dr. Ezequiel Menéndez, organ;
Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus, Gabriel Löfvall, director