Organ Recital

Organ Recital: Charles Higgs

Sunday, June 25, 2017 | 5:15pm

Guest organist Charles Higgs from Saint Aidan’s ChurchAlpharetta, Ga., plays a recital on the Cathedral’s 10,650–pipe great organ. Higgs will be joined by guest flutist Cain-Oscar Bergeron. $10 suggested donation.

 

 

 

Repertoire

Trumpet Tune in A Major
David N. Johnson (1922-1987)

Prelude and Fugue in a minor, BWV 543
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Elegy
Nicholas Bowden (b.1966)

Choral, Op. 37, No. 4 (from Four Pieces)
Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)

Suite Antique
John Rutter (b.1945)
IV. Waltz

Orchestral Suite No.2 in b minor, BWV 1067
J.S. Bach
V. Polonaise
VI. Double
VII. Badinerie
Cain-Oscar Bergeron, flute

Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 65, No. 4
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
I. Allegro con brio
II. Andante religioso

Toccata in b minor
Eugène Gigout (1844-1925)

About Charles Higgs

Charles Higgs, organist, is a native of Clarksville, Maryland. He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Organ Performance from Westminster Choir College in Princeton. He holds a Master's of Sacred Music from Mercer University in Macon, GA. His major professors were Ken Cowan, Diane Meredith Belcher, and Robert Parris. Upon graduation he was appointed Associate Organist at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Atlanta where he served for nine years. Mr. Higgs was responsible for accompanying the chancel choir, directing the Junior Chorister Choir, collaborating on weekly liturgy planning with the music staff and clergy as well as planning and playing funerals, weddings, and organ demonstrations for groups touring St. Luke's historic sanctuary. In addition he was primary organist of the 2000 member congregation. At present he serves as Director of Music and Organist of Saint Aidan’s Church in Alpharetta, Georgia.

About Cain–Oscar Bergeron

Cain-Oscar Bergeron is a multifaceted performer and educator in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Bergeron recently completed the Kenan Fellowship at Lincoln Center Education where he worked alongside some of the most talented Teaching Artists in NYC. While in NYC, Cain performed with The Metropolitan Four (a NYC based flute quartet), Litha Symphony Orchestra, and many chamber ensembles and church music organizations. Cain gained invaluable experience in the realm of aesthetic education and plans to augment his talents as a performing artist with a career as a teaching artist trained in LCE’s imaginitive learning capacities.

Cain is a graduate of the Master of Music program at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He studied with Dr. Tadeu Coelho for the duration of his training at UNCSA and, in addition to earning his MM, Cain completed a Professional Artist Certificate concentrating in Orchestral Flute Performance.

Originally from the small Cajun French town of Cottonport in Louisiana, Cain grew up inspired by Cajun folk music from an early age. Before leaving his home state, he earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, where he studied flute with Dr. Dennett Derby McDermott. Cain enjoyed a diverse education at NSU, where he minored in Vocal Performance and French Studies and was a founding member and president of the Natchitoches-Northwestern Flute Guild. He was principal flute in the Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Douglas Bakenhus and also in the Wind Symphony conducted by Bill Brent.

  • Admission
    • Free
    • $10 suggested donation
  • Dates Offered
    • June 25, 2017 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm