Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tweet your requests to the organist of Notre Dame

Tickets are now on sale for the Dedication Concert of the newly restored Kilgen Organ at Our Lady of Refuge in Brooklyn, NY. The concert, on October 18 at 7pm, will be given by Olivier Latry, one of the Titular Organists at Notre Dame, Paris. In what must be a first, Olivier Latry will include a piece in his programme which has been requested in advance on Twitter, using the hashtag #latryinNYC.

The rest of the programme includes J.S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Franck's Prelude, Fugue and Variation, Widor's Allegro vivace from Symphony No.5 and works by Vierne and Saint-Saëns. The restoration of the organ sounds like an incredible labour of love and you can read about it here. Kudos to Joe Vitacco, Chairman of the Organ Committee and Fr. Michael Perry, the Pastor of the Parish for managing to bring this about.

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