Sunday, January 22, 2017, 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Pierre Du Mage (1674-1751)
from Premier livre d’orgue
I. Plein Jeu
IV. Tierce en taille
Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
from Symphonie N° 7 pour orgue, Op. 42, N° 3
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr’, BWV 662
Raymond Daveluy (b. 1926)
John Paul Farahat fosters a diverse career as organist, accompanist, and conductor. He holds the post of Director of Music and Principal Organist of Saint Basil’s Catholic Parish, the collegiate church of the University of Saint Michael’s College in the University of Toronto, where he oversees the historic 1919 Casavant Frères organ (opus 800).
Active as an international concert organist, Mr. Farahat’s notable past engagements include Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, Saint Paul's Cathedral in London, and Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, as well as the ORGANIX festival and the Cathedral Church of Saint James in Toronto, the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in New York City, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC, and Saint Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in Buffalo. Recitals for the 2016-2017 season include Westminster Abbey, London.
John Paul Farahat is pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance degree from the University of Toronto in the organ studio of Kevin Komisaruk, with whom he has also studied harpsichord and improvisation. He has received direct masterclass instruction from Peter Williams, Olivier Latry, Thomas Murray, Noam Sivan, and Martin Haselböck. Mr. Farahat is an alumnus of Saint Michael’s Choir School, Toronto, and a former chorister of Saint Michael’s Cathedral. Visit www.farahat.ca for more information.