This past weekend, I had the pleasure of performing an organ recital at the Cathedral of St. John the Devine in New York. St. John is one of the five largest church buildings in the world, and its spacious interior results in unique acoustics and a lengthy reverberation time. The "Great Organ" was built by the Ernest M. Skinner Company in 1910, enlarged by Aeolian-Skinner in 1954, and restored by Quimby Pipe Organs after a fire in 2001. I had the further pleasure of meeting Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music at St. John. He is one of America’s leading choral conductors, called “the brightest star in New York’s choral music world" by the NY Times. He is also an extremely friendly, funny, and warm-hearted soul, and it was an honor to meet him in person.
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