An Oberlin Conservatory faculty recital by Jonathan William Moyer AD ’12, organ.
Admission is free.
J. S. Bach: Aus Tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 686 (Out of the depths I cry to you)
Olivier Messiaen: Livre d'orgue
Les mains de l'abime (The hands of the abyss)
Piet Kee: Four Pieces for Manuals
Praeludium; Ciacona; Choral "Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir"; Epilog
György Ligeti: Volumina
Arnold Schoenberg: Variations on a Recitative for Organ, Op. 40
William Bolcom: Gospel Preludes
Nearer, My God, to Thee
Jonathan William Moyer AD ’12 maintains a dynamic career as an organist, pianist, singer, and conductor. He has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, including such venues as Washington National Cathedral, the Musashino Civic Cultural Hall (Tokyo), and at the Dvôrák Spring Festival in Prague and Vienna. He is a member of the critically acclaimed early music vocal ensemble Quire Cleveland.
At the Church of the Covenant in Cleveland, Moyer oversees a dynamic music program consisting of a professional and amateur choir, children’s youth and handbell choirs, one of Cleveland’s largest pipe organs (E.M. Skinner/Aeolian Skinner/Holtkamp), the Newberry baroque organ (Richards Fowkes), and a 47-bell Dutch carillon.
In 2008, Moyer performed the complete organ works of Olivier Messiaen in four recitals at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore, celebrating the centenary of the composer's birth and the renovation of the cathedral's organ. Also that year, he received second prize in the Sixth International Musashino Organ Competition in Tokyo, Japan. In 2005, he was one of four finalists in the St. Albans International Organ Competition. He has served on the executive committee of the Cleveland Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
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