Wed, May 03|
Lunchtime Pipe Organ Series: Louise Mundinger
Award-winning Organist Louise Mundinger is the Music Director at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston, and director of the National New Music committee for the AGO. Her focus is to bring pipe organ and choral music to new audiences. Our program for May is "Sound, Nature, and Sky"
Time & Location
May 03, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
About the Event
Join us every first Wednesday for a unique program of organ music performed on our Historic Estey pipe organ. Each month we showcase a different talented organist visiting from around the world!
Our Program for May is: “Sound, Nature, and Sky”
Tone colors from the organ
Präludium in f-sharp minor, BuxWV 146 Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Aria Margaret Sandresky (b. 1921)
Fiesta Emma Lou Diemer (b.1927)
Land and Sky scenes for the organ
Wuthering Heights Carlotta Ferrari (b.1975)
The Pensive Moon Robert Ward (1917-2013)
Celestial Wind Robert Sirota (b.1949)
Notte di maggio (May Night) Barbara Heller (b. 1936)
Komm heiliger Geist J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Fête (1949) Jean Langlais (1907-1991)
Louise Mundinger is the Music Director at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul. She is a past Dean of the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (BAGO), was chair of the New Music Committee for the 2014 National Convention and is currently director of the National New Music committee for the AGO. Her focus is to bring pipe organ and choral music to new audiences. She loves it when people hear the stories music tells in her performances. “I heard that!” is what she wants for all audience members. She is grateful to her teachers from Valparaiso University where she studied with William Eifrig and Philip Gehring, and New England Conservatory where she studied with Yuko Hayashi and Christa Rakich.
Louise Mundinger has performed organ recitals in France and Germany and facilitated a biannual music exchange between Milton Academy and L’Ecole de Musique de Persan (France) for twenty years, in part supported by the Florence Gould Foundation.
Louise Mundinger was a recipient of the Frank Huntington Beebe award for musicians, which allowed her to study organ performance with Zsigmond Szathmáry in Freiburg, Germany and perform concerts. She was a prize winner in the San Anselmo Organ Improvisation Competition and has been commissioned to write new music by, among others, the American Guild of Organists, The American Composers Forum (the Faith Partners program), and the Diocese of Massachusetts. Her articles have appeared in The American Organist and Musforum. In 2008 Louise Mundinger was awarded the Talbot Baker Teaching Award at Milton Academy.