Sunday, April 2, 2017, 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
César Franck (1822-1890)
Choral No. 1 in E major (1890)
Jean Langlais (1907-1991)
from Hommage à Frescobaldi, Op. 70 (1951)
VII. Thème et Variations
Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)
from Le Chemin de la Croix (The Stations of the Cross), Op. 29 (1931)
IV. Jésus rencontre sa mère (Jesus meets his mother)
Charles Marie Widor (1844-1937)
from Symphonie No. 7 in A minor, Op. 42. No. 3 (1887)
Curt Sather began organ study as a child in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he began his first position as church organist at the age of 12. He earned degrees in organ performance from Arizona State University and the Eastman School of Music. Principal organ instruction was with Phyllis Stringham, Robert Clark, Catharine Crozier, and Russell Saunders. For 13 years, he was Organist & Choirmaster of St. Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church, Scottsdale, Arizona, before entering the historic Benedictine monastery of San Miniato al Monte, Florence, Italy, where he served as organist for the ancient Basilica of the same name, as well as for St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Florence, and for the Duomo (Cathedral) of Florence.
Upon returning to the USA, he worked for Rosales Pipe Organ Buildes, Los Angeles, and is currently Organist & Choirmaster of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Olympia, Washington, and also serves on the board of the Tacoma Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.