Organ Recital

Organ Recital: Deke Polifka

Sunday, June 19, 2016 | 5:15pm

Guest organist Deke Polifka from Colorado Springs, Colo., plays a recital on the Cathedral’s 10,650–pipe great organ. $10 suggested donation.





Grand Chœur Triomphale, Op. 47, No. 2
Félix-Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

Pièces de Fantasie, Op. 53
Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Clair de lune, No. 5

Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Introduction and Theme (Ostinato)
Herbert Sumsion (1899-1985)

Elegy (for H. W. S.)
Paul Spicer (b. 1952)

Fanfares for Chad
Paul Spicer

About Deke Polifka

Deke Polifka has served as Organist and Choirmaster at Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Colorado Springs since 2006. He directs a comprehensive choir program, serves as principal organist, and oversees the longstanding Taylor Memorial Concert Series. An active performer, Deke has been featured in national conferences of the Hymn Society in the U.S. and Canada, the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts, and the Association of Anglican Musicians. He has appeared recently with the Chamber Orchestra of Colorado Springs in performances of the Poulenc Concerto and Joseph Schwantner’s September Canticle. Deke holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in piano performance and chamber music from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He recently completed the Artist Diploma in Organ Performance at The University of Denver, where he was a student of Joseph Galema. In 2013, he spent a summer sabbatical in France, playing many of the significant instruments in and around Paris and studying French organ repertoire with Marie-Louise Langlais. Deke is an Associate of the American Guild of Organists (AAGO) and has served in various leadership positions for the Colorado Springs Chapter.

  • Admission
    • Free
    • $10 suggested donation
  • Dates Offered
    • June 19, 2016 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm