Sunday, November 13, 2016, 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Benedetto Marcello (1686-1739)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
from Enigma Variations
Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
from Organ Symphony No. 1, Opus 14
John Cannon began his keyboard career with a childhood broken arm. Furthering his passion for organ, he attended Loomis Chaffee preparatory school in Connecticut in 1993, where he won the junior and senior prizes in music. Then, at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, Cannon completed his undergraduate and graduate degree in organ performance, studying under Robert Cavarra and Peggy Johnson.
From 2003 to 2007, Cannon was the Assistant University Organist for the University of the South, playing services at the School of Theology and the University Service at All Saints. Cannon travelled to England twice with the University Choir, once in 2005 to Wells Cathedral, and once in 2007 to York Minster. He was the only assistant organist in the history of the University of the South to serve four years and to accompany the University Choir on tour in England twice.
In the summer of 2009, Cannon competed in the Luxembourg organ competition, “Organs without Borders”. Cannon has travelled around the United States playing recitals in many churches including the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Cathedral of our Lady of Angels in Los Angeles, First Congregational Church in Los Angeles, the National Cathedral, and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. On November 5, 2010, Cannon premiered an original composition by David Briggs based on the hymn tune Lobe den Herren, o meine Seele at the Cathedral of St. John, Jacksonville, Florida. Cannon was a semifinalist at the Rodgers Organ Competition in 2011. Cannon is currently the organist/choirmaster at Christ Church in Cooperstown, New York.