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Sunday, November 17

Organ Recital: Hannah Cen

Sunday, November 17, 2019
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Join us for a post-Evensong organ recital by Hannah Cen 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.


Litanies / Jehan Alain (1911–1940)

Trio super "Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr", BWV 664 / Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 538 / J. S. Bach

“'Mein junges Leben hat ein End,” SwWV 324 / Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562–1621)

Introduction and Passacaglia in D Minor / Max Reger (1873–1916)


Organist and pianist Hannah Lingen Cen has delighted audiences in solo appearances at NYC’s St. Paul’s Chapel of Trinity Church, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, Steinway Hall and New Paltz in upstate New York. She won the third prize of 2019 AGO Brooklyn chapter scholarship organ competition and a scholarship recipient of E. Power Biggs Fellowship and Oregon Bach festival organ institute where she studied with Paul Jacobs. Ms. Cen currently serves as organ scholar and pianist at Grace Episcopal Church, NYC. She assists organist- master of choristers Patrick Allen in all aspects of the music program. She previously served as pianist at Redeemer Presbyterian Church and as organist at Calvary United Methodist, both in NYC.

Ms. Cen attended the PianoSummer Festival at SUNY New Paltz for four consecutive summers. She has played in masterclasses for world-renowned pianists Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Jereme Rose and Hui-Ying Liu.

Ms. Cen’s piano collaborative performances include chamber music recitals at the National Opera Center and Manhattan School of Music (MSM), where she serves as an accompanist in the collegiate and precollege divisions. As an enthusiastic educator, Ms. Cen is on the piano faculty of NYC’s Geneva Conservatory of Music. Ms. Cen received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in piano performance from Manhattan School of Music, studying with Phillip Kawin. She is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in Organ performance with Andrew Henderson.