Thursday, April 28, 2022 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
| St. Paul’s Chapel
Performer: Gail Archer
Location: St. Paul’s Chapel, 1160 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027
Time: 6:00 PM
Admission: Free admission; donations are encouraged and will go to Ukrainian relief efforts. Visit https://religiouslife.columbia.edu/sacred-music for more information.
Fanfare — Bohdan Kotyuk (b.1951)
Benedictus: Song of Zachariah — Kotyuk
Piece in Five Movements — Tadeusz Machl (1922–2003)
Fantasia — Victor Goncharenko (b. 1959)
Passacaglia — Mykola Kolessa (1903–2006)
Chacona — Svitlana Ostrova (b. 1961)
Fantasie — Iwan Kryschanowskij (1867–1924)
Gail Archer is an international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor and lecturer who draws attention to composer anniversaries or musical themes with her annual recital series including A Slavic Celebration, Max Reger, The Muse’s Voice, An American Idyll, Liszt, Bach, Mendelssohn and Messiaen. Ms. Archer was the first American woman to play the complete works of Olivier Messiaen for the centennial of the composer’s birth in 2008; Time Out New York recognized the Messiaen cycle as “Best of 2008” in classical music and opera. Her recordings include her new May, 2022 release, Cantius, recorded at St. John Cantius Church, Chicago, IL, and Chernivtsi, A Russian Journey, The Muse’s Voice, Franz Liszt: A Hungarian Rhapsody, Bach: The Transcendent Genius, An American Idyll, A Mystic In the Making (Meyer Media), and The Orpheus of Amsterdam: Sweelinck and his Pupils (CALA Records). Ms. Archer’s 2019 European tour took her to the British Isles, Italy, Spain, Ukraine, Poland, Russia and Malta. Highlights include St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland, the Basilica of Loyola, San Sebastian, Spain, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Cracow, Poland, Holy Cross Church, Lublin, Poland, the Philharmonic of Lviv, Ukraine, and the Lutheran Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, Moscow, Russia. She is the founder of Musforum, www.musforum.org, an international network for women organists to promote and affirm their work. Ms. Archer is college organist at Vassar College, director of the music program at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she conducts the Barnard-Columbia Chorus and Chamber Singers and a faculty member of Harriman Institute, Columbia University. She is artistic director of the artist and young artist recital series at historic Central Synagogue, New York City.Live from St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University.
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