Organist BRIAN GURLEY in Concert

Sun, Aug 07 2022 at 3:30 pm

**Schedule change from previous publications: Cathedral Director of Music and Organist, Brian Gurley, performs this Sunday, August 7 at 3:30 p.m. Thomas Mueller's program will take place on Sunday, August 14 at 3:30 p.m.  All concerts on the Cathedral Organ Concert Series are open to the public and are admission-free.

Aug 7 Program:
SALOMÉ: Grand Chœur

BUXTEHUDE: Prelude, fugue, and chaconne in C, BuxWX 137

LOCKLAIR: Rubrics (A Liturgical Suite for Organ)
i. [“The ancient praise-shout,] ‘Hallelujah,’ has been restored…”
ii. “Silence may be kept”
iii. “…and thanksgivings may follow.”
iv. “The Peace may be exchanged.”
iv. “The people respond – Amen!”

(two pieces) WHITLOCK:
Pastorale on Psalm 23
Andante tranquillo

BACH: Prelude and Fugue ("St. Anne") in E-flat Major, BWV 552


Brian Gurley is Director of Music and Organist at Saint Paul Cathedral, in Pittsburgh, PA.  A native of Pittsburgh, Dr. Gurley holds degrees from Grove City College, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison.  At Wisconsin, he was the 2011-2013 recipient of the Lorna Jorgensen Wendt Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, an award given to outstanding doctoral students in choral conducting.  Having particular interest in early music, his doctoral research project focused on performance practice options for the polychoral works of Tomás Luis de Victoria.  From 2013 to 2021, Dr. Gurley served as Choirmaster and Director of Music at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, New York.  There, he founded the Cathedral Choir School of Albany, an intergenerational choral program serving adult choristers and school-age choristers in Grades K-12.  In addition to his position at Saint Paul Cathedral, Dr. Gurley also serves as Associate Director of Music for the Diocese of Pittsburgh.


Saint Paul Cathedral

108 N. Dithridge St. (Oakland)

Pittsburgh, PA  15213

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