Concert at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Honor of The Cathedral of Notre Dame


Last night’s organ performance at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in honor of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, was amazing! Daniel Brondel brought to life the ages of organ music and classical music that were inspired by the Cathedral of Notre Dame, and organists of the Cathedral of Notre Dame.

This concert was organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States with the French Consulates in New York, Washington D.C., San Francisco, and New Orleans - in conjunction with Saint Patrick’s Cathedral (NYC), Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, DC), Grace Cathedral (San Francisco) and Saint Louis Cathedral (New Orleans), in Partnership with the Friends of Notre Dame de Paris.

This concert was offered to show and express solidarity with the Cathedral of Notre Dame, as well as to offer healing, and hope for reconstruction.

Pictured within this series is:

~Vicar General ~ Msgr. Joseph LaMorte

~ Consul General of France in New York ~ Ms. Anne-Claire Legendre

~ NYC Commissioner for International Affairs ~ Ms. Penny Abeywarden

~ Organist ~ Daniel Brondel

The Repetoire included:

Léon Boellmann (1862 - 1897)

Suite Gothique (1895) I. Introduction - Choral, II. Menuet Gothique, III. Prière à Notre Dame, IV. Toccata

Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981)

Adagio for Strings, Op.11 (1936). arr. William Strickland

François Couperin (1668 – 1733)

from: Messe pour les convents de religieux et religieuses (1690)

            Offertoire sur les grands jeux


Olivier Messiaen (1908 – 1992)

Apparition de l’église éternelle (1932)

Louis Vierne (1908 – 1992)

from 24 Piéces de fantasie: Troisiéme Suite, Op. 54 (1927)

            VI. Carillon de Westminster

Les Angélus, Op. 57 (Triptyque pour chant et orgue) (1930 – 31) I. Au matin, II. À midi, III. Au soir  (with Salvatore Diana, tenor)

 from Première Symphonie pour Grand Orgue, Op. 14 (1898-99) V. Final

Mary Grenchus