Four artists—Ann Hobson Pilot, harpist; Carol Lieberman, violinist; Michael Calmès, tenor; and James David Christie, organist— will collaborate for a performance as part of the Holy Cross Chapel Artists Series. The performance is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.
The program will include 19th – and 20th- century French music for harp, violin, tenor and organ and compositions by Büsser, Tournemire, Saint-Saëns, Grandjany, Langlais, Alain and Franck.
The concert will be dedicated to the late Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J., the longest serving president of the College. “Father Brooks was responsible for the installation of the monumental Taylor & Boody organ in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel,” says Christie, distinguished artist-in-residence and College organist. “The arts flourished at Holy Cross under his presidency.”
Fr. Brooks commissioned the College’s award-winning Taylor and Boody Organ, designed in the tradition of 16th- and 17th-century Dutch and north German organs, which was completed and dedicated in 1985. The Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J. Concert Hall was named for him, and the full-tuition Brooks Music Scholarship was established in his honor.
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