Organ Repertoire Recital Series 2020-2021

57th Season

The recitals planned for this season are having to be amended due to the pandemic. We ask for your understanding in these difficult circumstances. French organist Johann Vexo, who was originally scheduled to play in October, could not come from France because of international travel restrictions. We have postponed his Richmond appearance until our 2021-2022 season, date to be announced. We have also had to postpone until next season the recital of young American virtuoso Clara Gerdes, who was to have played in November.

After the successful in-person recital by Robert McCormick on October 2, we are optimistic that the following two recitals can happen as planned. Watch for updates later.

  • Johann Vexo

    Johann Vexo

    Organist, Cathedral of Nancy, France
    Choir Organist, Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris
    Professor of Organ, Académie supérieure de musique, Strasbourg


    River Road Church, Baptist
    8000 River Road

    1970 M.P. Möller / 2016 Emery Brothers organ, 4 manuals, 67 stops

  • Clara Gerdes

    Clara Gerdes

    First Prize, 2017 AGO Mid-Atlantic Regional (Richmond) Organ Playing Competition
    Assistant Organist, Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, New York City
    Music Co-Director of the Berkeley Divinity School Choir, Yale University


    St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
    6000 Grove Avenue

    1951/1968 Aeolian-Skinner organ, 4 manuals, 63 stops

  • Amanda Mole 

    Amanda Mole

    First Prize, 2017 Musashino-Tokyo International Organ Playing Competition
    First Prize and Audience Prize, 2016 Miami International Organ Playing Competition
    First Prize, 2014 Arthur Poister Organ Playing Competition
    First Prize, 2014 John Rodland Memorial Organ Playing Competition

    Postponed until further notice

    Ginter Park Presbyterian Church
    3601 Seminary Avenue

    1964 Robert Noehren / 2012 Parsons organ, 3 manuals, 54 stops

  • Alcee Chriss 

    Alcee Chriss

    First Prize and Bach Prize, 2017 Canadian International Organ Playing Competition
    Silver Medalist, 2016 Longwood Gardens International Organ Playing Competition
    First Prize and Audience Prize, 2016 Fort Wayne National Organ Playing Competition
    First Prize and Audience Prize, 2014 Miami International Organ Playing Competition University Organist and Artist-in-Residence, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

    Friday, April 30, 2021
    7:30 p.m.

    Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church
    1627 Monument Avenue

    2005 Schantz organ, 4 manuals, 80 stops


Download the Recital Series Flyer

The Organ Repertoire Recital Series is funded entirely by donations from our patrons. If you would like to help us continue the Series and be listed in the programs as one of our Patrons, please download the contribution form, fill in the information requested, and mail it to the address given below. Contributions are tax deductible.

Richmond Chapter AGO
Organ Repertoire Recital Series
PO Box 8644
Richmond VA 23226

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