Organ Recital Series - David Briggs, FRCO
David Briggs, FRCO, recently appointed Artist in Residence at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City, has built a worldwide reputation as a dazzling performer and creative improviser. In recent years he has become increasingly sought after for his organ arrangements of massive orchestral scores. The final concert of this season's series will feature Briggs performing his transcription of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection). He will be joined by a choir and soloists under the direction of Dr. Rodney Wynkoop. A recent review extolled David Briggs's playing as "unquestionably marvellous: shapely, virtuosic, and poetic in turns," and lauded his "stupendous technical brilliance, musical imagination of the first order, and breathless inspiration" (The Organists' Review).
A staple of the Chapel Music calendar, the Organ Recital Series showcases internationally acclaimed organists performing beloved favorites, modern masterpieces, and original improvisations. The Chapel's Aeolian, Flentrop, and Brombaugh organs are all featured in this series.