Organ Recital

Organ Recital: Angela Kraft Cross

Sunday, November 24, 2019 | 5:15pm

Guest organist Angela Kraft Cross from San Francisco, California plays a recital on the Cathedral’s 10,650–pipe great organ. $10 suggested donation.




Grand Lothbury Voluntary (2014)                                        

Angela Kraft Cross (b. 1958)

Choral 3 in A minor                                                               

César Franck (1822-1890)

Tree of Life (2013)                                                                 

A. K. Cross

Symphony No. 8, Op. 42 No. 4                                  

Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

iii. Allegro

Symphony No. 6, Op. 42 No. 2                                  

C.-M. Widor

v. Finale

Fantasy on “Ubi caritas” (2019)                                          

A. K. Cross

Symphony No. 1, Op. 14                                                        

Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

iv. Allegro vivace

Symphony No. 2, Op. 20                                                        

L. Vierne

v. Finale

About Angela Kraft Cross

Angela Kraft Cross, AAGO, San Francisco Bay Area organist, pianist and composer, graduated from Oberlin in 1980 with bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Organ Performance. She then earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at Loma Linda University, where she subsequently completed her residency in ophthalmology. In 1993, she completed her Master of Music in Piano Performance at the College of Notre Dame. Her organ teachers have included Louis Robilliard, Marie-Louise Langlais, Sandra Soderlund, S. Leslie Grow, William Porter and Garth Peacock. She has studied composition with Pamela Decker.

Dr. Cross has performed extensively on both organ and piano, having given over five hundred concerts across the United States, in Canada, England, Holland, France, Hungary, Finland, Russia and Korea. In July 2011, she was a featured recitalist at the San Francisco AGO Region IX Convention. She has released eight solo CD albums, recorded in California, Paris, Lyon and London. Her organ recordings can be heard on Pipedreams. She has served as the organist of the Congregational Church of San Mateo since 1993, and is Artist-in-Residence. She is also a recitalist at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. Her compositions are published by Lorenz/Sacred Music Press.

In addition to music, Dr. Cross retired in 2011 from Kaiser Permanente and now volunteers as an ophthalmologist at Samaritan House in Redwood City. Dr. Kraft Cross is the founding director of the San Francisco Peninsula Organ Academy, a nonprofit organization formed in 2014 to support young concert organists with scholarships on short intensive overseas study trips.

  • Admission
    • Free
    • $10 suggested donation
  • Dates Offered
    • November 24, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm