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Sunday, October 27

Organ Recital: Chere Ko

Sunday, October 27, 2019
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Join us for a post-Evensong organ recital by Chere Ko from New York, NY

While the Great Organ is on hiatus, due to last April’s fire, we are pleased to present our organ recitals in the magnificent acoustic of the Cathedral by way of a fine digitally sampled instrument by Walker Technical Company. This cutting-edge sampling and audio system represents the sounds of a very highly acclaimed pipe organ by Aeolian Skinner, the company that built our own Great Organ. These recitals are free to the public.


Symphonie gothique, Op. 70 / Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937)
I. Moderato

Symphony No. 3 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 28 / Louis Vierne
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Cantilène
III. Intermezzo
IV. Adagio
V. Final


Born in Hong Kong, Chere graduated from the University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music (U.K.). Chere was the first female recipient of The Flentrop Scholarship, which enabled a residency at the Flentrop Orgelbouw and further studies with renowned Dutch organists. Throughout her time in Manchester she was in great demand as an organist and harpsichordist (continuo) and had been a prize-winner in competitions.

Chere was the recipient of the Artistic Excellence Award (Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University) and the John R. Rodland Memorial Organ Competition (Third Prize). She has given recitals at notable venues such as Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (Portland, OR), St. Mark's Cathedral (Seattle), St. George's (Hanover Square, London), Central Synagogue (NYC). She also participated in the Pipedreams broadcast - Pipedreams Live – Indiana University II!

She is currently a doctoral candidate under Dr. Janette Fishell (organ) and Elisabeth Wright (harpsichord) at the Jacobs School of Music, en route to complete her doctoral document in organ pedagogy. She is also known for her fondness for cats, coffee/tea, desserts, and cycling. Chere is currently based in NYC.