OrganFest 2020 Premieres

AGO OrganFest 2020 is July 20-24, 2020! The nightly musical offerings and the festival website are a gift to you and available to all at no charge; no registration or membership is needed. Each evening’s program will be archived on the festival website so you can return and enjoy this beautiful music as often as you’d like.

The highlight of each day will be the world-premiere of a new organ work that had been commissioned for the AGO National Convention in Atlanta. Each performance will be preceded by a conversation between Chelsea Chen and the featured composer.

June Nixon, Featured Composer

Monday, July 20, 2020
6:00 PM MDT

Premiere: Intrada – St. Anne
Composer: June Nixon

Jens Korndörfer, organ

Stuart Stephenson and Michael Tiscoine, trumpet

First Presbyterian Church
Atlanta, GA

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Brenda Portman, Featured Composer

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
6:00 PM MDT

Premiere: Prelude and Tarantelle
Composer: Brenda Portman

Amanda Mole, organ

St. Malachy’s (The Actor’s Chapel)
New York City

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David Briggs, Featured Composer

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
6:00 PM MDT

Premiere: Passacaglia Chromatique
Composer: David Briggs

Thomas Ospital, organ

Église Saint-Eustache
Paris

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Joel Peters, Featured Composer

Thursday, July 23, 2020
6:00 PM MDT

Premiere: Eine Wolke Nahm Ihn Weg
Composer: Joel Peters

Catherine Rodland, organ

Boe Memorial Chapel
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN

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Rachel Laurin, Featured Composer

Friday, July 24, 2020
6:00 PM MDT

Premiere: Mr. Mistoffelees Overture
Composer: Rachel Laurin

Alan Morrison, organ
2020 St. Cecilia Recitalist

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Philadelphia, PA

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