Organ Recital

Organ Recital: George Fergus

Sunday, September 8, 2019 | 1:30pm

Cathedral organist George Fergus plays a recital on the Cathedral’s 10,650–pipe great organ. $10 suggested donation.






Procession of the Nobles, from Mlada
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1901)

The Nutcracker Suite
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
i. Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
ii. Chinese Dance
iii. Russian Dance

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)

Overture, from Pirates of Penzance
Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900)

Nimrod, from Enigma Variations
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Overture to Die Meistersinger
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

About George Fergus

George Fergus serves as the Associate Director of Music and Assistant Organist at Washington National Cathedral. He maintains an active schedule of rehearsals and services in the cathedral’s music program, as well as appearing on the cathedral’s online stream of worship services and recitals, including the annual Christmas Day, Easter Day and Independence Day concerts. He accompanied the Cathedral Choristers on their concert tour to England in 2017, and the Girls Cathedral Choir on their concert tour to Texas in 2018. He has appeared on concerts with Washington Choral Arts Society, the Cathedral Choral Society and the American University Chorus. During his tenure at the National Cathedral, he played for the funeral services of Senator John McCain and President George H. W. Bush.

George earned the Master of Music degree in organ performance and Certificate in Church Music Studies from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and a Bachelor of Music degree from St. Olaf College.  Upon graduation from Yale in 2016, George was awarded the Gerre Hancock Fellowship in Church Music by the Association of Anglican Musicians, which he served at Washington National Cathedral before being appointed to the full-time music staff there.  Prior to his appointment in Washington, he served as Organ Scholar at Grace Church in New York, and Choirmaster and Organist of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.

  • Admission
    • Free
    • $10 suggested donation
  • Dates Offered
    • September 8, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm