Organ Recital

Organ Recital: Erik William Suter

Sunday, September 18, 2016 | 2:00pm

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

Please note the change in time.


The Organ Works of Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

Fugue sur le Thème du Carillon des Heures de la Cathédral de Soissons, Op. 12

Scherzo, Op. 2

Suite pour Orgue, Op. 5
Prélude – Sicilienne – Toccata

Méditation pour Orgue

Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain, Op. 7

Prélude sur l’Introit de l’Épiphanie, Op. 13

Prélude, Adagio, et Choral Varié sur le thème du “Veni Creator”, Op. 4


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 at 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 North America 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. From 2003 until 2007, Mr. Suter 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. He was a two-time finalist in the prestigious AGO National Young Artists Competition in Organ Playing. 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 Washington National Airport, he is a captain on the Canadair Regional Jet for American Eagle. He lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland with his wife and son.




  • Admission
    • Free
    • $10 suggested donation
  • Dates Offered
    • September 18, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm