Organ Recital

Organ Recital: Erik William Suter

Sunday, October 14, 2018 | 5:15pm

Guest organist Erik William Suter from Gaithersburg, Md., plays a Pipespectacular recital on the Cathedral’s 10,650–pipe great organ. $10 suggested donation.




Teutonic Titanics

Präludium und Fuge über B-A-C-H
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Sonate – Der 94ste Psalm
Julius Reubke (1865-1934)
Grave – Larghetto – Allegro con fuoco – Grave –
Adagio – Allegro – Piu mosso – Allegro assai

Fantasie über den Choral Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, Op. 52, no. 2
Max Reger (1873-1916)

About Erik Wm. Suter

Erik Wm. Suter, a native of Chicago, is a musician of international acclaim. For nearly 10 years, he served as Organist of Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC. He holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and Yale University and his teachers were Haskell Thomson, Thomas Murray and Gerre Hancock. Previously, he held positions at Trinity Church, Copley Square and at the Parish of All Saints, both in Boston; and at Trinity Church-on-the-Green in New Haven, Connecticut.

Mr. Suter has performed extensively throughout the United States and Canada as well as in many Asian and European countries. He has performed at national conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society. As a continuo artist, he has appeared with The Philadelphia Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra. He was under the exclusive concert management of Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc.

Mr. Suter won first prize in the 1993 Chicago American Guild of Organists Young Organist’s Competition; first prize in the 1995 National Undergraduate Organ Competition in Iowa; the Gold Medal of the Mayor of Musashino/Tokyo in the 1996 International Organ Competition in Japan; and first prize in the 1997 Yale Biennial Organ Competition. Mr. Suter has been featured numerous times on the nationally syndicated American Public Media show Pipedreams. His recordings, including 5 solo compact discs, can be found on the JAV Recordings, Gothic and Pro Organo labels.

Mr. Suter is a commercial pilot and flight instructor. Based at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, he is a pilot for Southwest Airlines. He lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland with his wife and son.


  • Admission
    • Free
    • $10 suggested donation
  • Dates Offered
    • October 14, 2018 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm