Organ Recital

Organ Recital: Kipp Cortez

Sunday, November 19, 2017 | 5:15pm

Guest organist Kipp Cortez from Concord University, Athens, W.Va., plays a recital on the Cathedral’s 10,650–pipe great organ. $10 suggested donation.





from Symphony in G minor, Op. 42. no. 2
Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
I. Allegro

Ad Wammes (b. 1953)

The Cathedral at Night
Frederick L. Marriott (1901-1989)

Fugue sur le thème du Carillon des Heures de la Cathedrale de Soissons, Op 12
Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

Partita on ‘Wachet auf’
Hugo Distler (1908-1942)

from Suite for Organ
Leo Sowerby (1895-1968)
I. Air with Variations

Variations sur un vieux Noël, op. 20 (1922)
Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)

About Kipp Cortez

Originally from the Chicago suburb of LaGrange Park, Illinois, Kipp Cortez holds the Joseph F. Marsh Endowed Chair of Organ and Carillon at Concord University in Athens, West Virginia. In this role, he teaches introductory courses in music and private lessons in organ and carillon (the only true carillon in West Virginia). He also performs on both instruments for major events at Concord.

He holds degrees in organ from Valparaiso University (B.Mus) and The University of Michigan (M.Mus and DMA). His organ teachers have included Dennis Northway, Lorraine Brugh, Marilyn Mason, and James Kibbie. He has also taken harpsichord with Edward Parmentier and carillon with Steve Ball and Dennis Curry. He holds Carillonneur membership in the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America.

Prior to his appointment at Concord, Dr. Cortez served several Episcopal congregations in the Chicago and Southeast Michigan areas. He also taught carillon at the University of Michigan and was the principal performer on the two carillon towers at the Ann Arbor campus. In addition to teaching, he is an active recitalist on both organ and carillon.  In 2016, he was named one of the “20 under 30” by the Diapason Magazine.

  • Admission
    • Free
    • $10 suggested donation
  • Dates Offered
    • November 19, 2017 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm