Sunday, December 6, 2015, 4:45 PM
Marin Marais (1656-1728) trans. Henk Verhoef
from Symphonies d'Alcione (1706)
II. Marche et airs des matelots
Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)
Chant de May, Op. 53, No. 1
Guy Bovet (b. 1942)
from Trois Préludes Hambourgeois
Mark Pacoe has performed as soloist and accompanist domestically and abroad. As prizewinner from the Oundle International Young Organists’ Academy in Great Britain, Mark made his European solo debut tour in 1998 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Chichester Cathedral, and St. Mary’s Cathedral. In 2014, Mr. Pacoe launched the premiere edition of the Terra Sancta Organ Festival in the Holy Land with solo recitals in Israel and Palestine at the Basilica of the Annunciation (Nazareth), St. Saviour (Jerusalem) and St. Catherine Church/Nativity (Bethlehem/Palestine). Other career highlights include performances at major cathedrals throughout the USA and Europe, “Voices in the House International Music Festival” concerts at Sydney Opera House and Sydney Town Hall, “Perform in Harmony with Olympic Spirit” at Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, the Oriental Arts Center in Shanghai (2008), and at Vienna’s Konzerthaus as featured soloist for the International Haydn Festival (2009). Recent engagements have included performances at international festivals in the Netherlands, France, and Italy.
Mr. Pacoe earned degrees from Duquesne University, East Carolina University, and did post-graduate studies at the Eastman School of Music. Mr. Pacoe has served as adjudicator for organ competitions including the 1er Concours International d’Orgue in Saint-Julien-du-Sault (Yonne, France, July 2013), 2nd Concorso Internazionale Di Interpretazione Organistica "Agati-Tronci" (Pistoia, Italy, April 2013), and several scholarship competitions in the USA. Mr. Pacoe has also published several church music related articles in the GIA Quarterly (Chicago) and Word on Worship (Newark).
Mr. Pacoe serves as Director of Music for St. Malachy’s Church • The Actors’ Chapel, located in the heart of New York’s theater district in Times Square, and is Artistic Director of the acclaimed Concerts at St. Malachy’s series. In 2013, Cardinal Dolan appointed Mark to a six-member music commission for the Archdiocese of New York. Mr. Pacoe’s debut recording ‘Crossroads,’ featuring the Paul Creston Memorial Pipe Organ at St. Malachy’s, was launched in the Fall of 2015.
Photograph by Nona Simmons