Sunday, August 7, 2016, 3:15 PM
Richard Proulx (1937-2010)
Fanfare for Organ
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)
Sonata in C minor, Op. 65. Nr. 2
3. Allegro maestoso e vivace
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herr Gott, BWV 651
Henri Mulet (1878-1967)
Michael Batcho is the Director of Music for the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, where he serves as the principal organist, directs the Cathedral Choir, Women’s Choir and Resurrection Choir, coordinates volunteer cantors, oversees the Cathedral Fine Arts Series, and prepares music for all Cathedral parish liturgies.
Michael earned a Bachelor of Music degree magna cum laude from West Virginia University. His organ teacher there was Dr. William Haller. Other organ teachers include Gerry McGee, Dr. J. Michael Grant and Sr. Mary Jane Wagner. Michael earned a Master of Music degree with a choral conducting emphasis from Virginia Commonwealth University. His conducting teacher was Dr. John Guthmiller. Michael has also done some graduate work in liturgy and theology at the University of Notre Dame and Washington Theological Union.
Michael has held various church and diocesan posts in West Virginia, Maine and Virginia. He has been an adjunct faculty member in the religious studies and music departments at Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee. Michael holds membership in the National Association of Pastoral Musicians - DMMD Division, Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians, American Choral Directors Association and the Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society.