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Organ recitals at Rockefeller and Bond

During the academic year, from late September to early June, regular recitals are given on the organs at both Rockefeller and Bond Chapels. Both organs are also played daily in practice and in performance, for all manner of academic and ceremonial events.


10th Gerrish Recital: Peter Richard Conte and Andrew Ennis
Friday January 11, 8 pm
Rockefeller Chapel

Peter Richard Conte and Andrew Ennis play a brilliant program of their own transcriptions for organ duo and organ and flugelhorn, including selections from Respighi’s Pines of Rome and the première of their arrangements of music from Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Conte adds music of Richard Strauss arranged for solo organ. A recital in Rockefeller’s Brian Gerrish Organ Performance Series.

Tickets at the door $10, free to students with ID.


Kara-Lis Coverdale
Friday January 25, 8 pm
Bond Chapel

Montreal-based composer Kara-Lis Coverdale draws on her experiences as a classically-trained pianist, church organist, and omnivorous explorer of electronic music. In her albums on labels such as Boomkat, Sacred Phrases, and Umor Rex, and in intense, explorative live performances, Coverdale manipulates sounds from synthetic and traditional instruments to create layered textures and spacious arrangements. In many compositions, her vignettes explore how sonic material can evoke complex feelings such as sanctity, disembodiment, aggression, and ethereal beauty.Free; reservations are requested. Event attendees may also RSVP by calling 773.702.8670 or email info@renaissancesociety.org. Co-presented by the Renaissance Society and Lampo.


EvenSounds | The many sounds of the carillon in concert, followed by organ performance and master classes and single work choral concerts

Thursdays during the academic year from 5 pm (EvenSounds resumes on Thursday January 10, 2019)

Announcing a new Thursday evening performance series featuring choral, organ, and carillon students and those who work with them: James Kallembach, Thomas Weisflog, Joey Brink, and friends in the world of professional music in Chicago and beyond.

EvenSounds featured concerts:

January 10 Organ master class with Gerrish organists Peter Richard Conte and Andrew Ennis
January 17 Music of the civil rights era with special guests Artemisia
January 31 Music of Wittenberg Cathedral by candlelight with special guests Schola Antiqua
February 14 Music for Valentine’s Day
February 21 (7:30 pm) Rachmaninoff Vespers
March 7 Jewish organ music
March 14 The newest members of the carillon and organ studios in recital
April 4 & 11 Disney & more
April 18 (7:30 pm) Tallis Lamentations
April 25 Festive organ music of the Easter season
May 16 New music for carillon and organ, with premières of works by students Will Myers (PhD candidate in composition) and Austin Simmonds (MAPH)
May 30 Ceremonial trumpet music for organ