Sunday, April 17, 2016, 3:15 PM
Louis Marchand (1669-1732)
from Troisième Livre d'Orgue
Jean Langlais (1907-1991)
from Suite médiévale, Op. 56
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Donald Dumler, Organist Emeritus
Saint Patrick's Cathedral:
Sinfonia to Cantata, BWV 106 (Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Fugue in E-flat major, BWV 552/ii
Hailed by The New York Times for a “sterling performance,” Stephen Rapp has appeared this season as organist, harpsichordist and fortepianist with the Connecticut Early Music Festival Orchestra, the American Classical Orchestra, ARTEK, Yale Camerata, Yale Glee Club and the New Amsterdam Singers, and in solo organ recitals in Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. He has toured throughout much of the US, Europe and Japan, and most recently in Bolivia at the Chiquitos Early Music Festival. Next month he will be harpsichord soloist in the Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 with the Greens Farms Academy Orchestra in Connecticut.
Appointed in February as Music Director and Organist of the Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in the Bronx after serving at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stamford, Connecticut, Stephen is also Assistant Organist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City where he can be heard five days a week on SiriusXM radio. Stephen’s recordings include New Bach on the Raven label in a premier recording of organ works attributed to J. S. Bach, A North German Christmas for Musical Heritage Society as organ soloist and continuo player with the American Classical Orchestra, and Conversations on the BREVE label as continuo player for Deborah Booth on a CD featuring sonatas for recorder and traverso flute.