The Church of Our Lady of the Atonement
invites you to attend an
Organist and Master of Choristers
Westminster Abbey – London, UK
Sunday, February 27, 2011
4 o’clock in the afternoon
Prelude and Fugue on BACH ~ Franz Liszt
Deuxième Fantaisie ~ Jehan Alain
Prelude and Fugue in C (BWV 547) ~ J.S. Bach
Choral III in A minor ~ Cesar Franck
Miroir ~ Ad Wammes
Suite, Op 5 ~ Maurice Duruflé
A Reception will follow in the Pope John Paul II Library.
A free-will offering will be received for the support of the parish Music Series.
This event is co-sponsored by the
Alamo Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Biography of Mr. O'Donnell
James O’Donnell is Organist and Master of Choristers at Westminster Abbey, London, UK and is one of the outstanding British musicians of his generation. After early studies at the Royal College of Music, he was appointed organ scholar of Jesus College, Cambridge, where he took a first-class degree in music and studied the organ with Peter Hurford, Nicolas Kynaston and, subsequently, David Sanger. He served for five years as Assistant Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral, succeeding as Master of Music at the age of 26.
In January 2000, James O’Donnell was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers of Westminster Abbey, where he is responsible for the direction of the music at the daily choral services and state occasions for which the Abbey is renowned. He directs the Abbey Choir in its programme of concerts, tours, broadcasts and recordings, including visits in recent years to the Far East, Denmark, Germany, Spain, the United States and, in October 2007, Australia.
James O’Donnell is internationally known as an organist, having appeared in concert all over the world. He has played many times in the United States and throughout Europe. He has appeared at the BBC Proms and in many other festivals both at home and abroad and has worked with some of the country’s leading orchestras and ensembles. He opened the Royal Festival Hall’s 50th anniversary organ concert season (October 2003), and recent concerts have included St-Sulpice, Paris, Cologne Cathedral, and the Tchaikovsky Hall, Moscow, together with concerts in Japan, the Netherlands and the United States. He was a featured recitalist at the 2006 national convention of the American Guild of Organists in Chicago. From 1997 until 2004 he was Professor of Organ at the Royal Academy of Music, where he now holds the post of Visiting Professor. James O’Donnell is represented in North America by Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc.