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Sunday, November 24

Organ Recital: Rafael Vogl

Sunday, November 24, 2019
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Join us for a post-Evensong organ recital by Rafael Vogl 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.


Variations on a Theme of Handel, Op. 29 / Arno Landmann (1887–1966)

Hymn to the Stars / Sigfried Karg-Elert (1877–1933)

Adagio and Fugue in C Minor, K. 546 / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791), trans. Raphael A. Vogl (b. 1996)


Toccata "Schlafes Bruder" / Enjott Schneider (b. 1950)


Raphael A. Vogl was born in 1996. He received piano lessons from the age of 6 years old and consequently began organ at the age of 11. This rapid progress led him to cathedral Organist Ludwig Ruckdeschel, with whom he studied in Passau (Germany). After completing school Raphael began his studies at the University of Catholic Church Music and Music Education in Regensburg (Germany), studying organ and church music with Prof. Stefan Baier and Markus Rupprecht. Raphael has taken part in many competitions, winning second prize at the "Jugend musiziert" and in 2015 was awarded for the Promotion Prize 2014 as the youngest prize-winner of the Kulturkreis Freyung-Grafenau. He also received a special prize at the International Mendelssohn Organ Competition in Switzerland and in the International Tariverdiev Organ Competition a prize from the University of Kansas. After a year in the Franz-Liszt-Academy in Budapest with Prof. Laszlo Fassang he graduated in Regensburg 2018. Currently Raphael is studying with Prof. Paul Jacobs at Juilliard School in New York City.