Pipe Organ Inaugural Concert Series 2015-16

May hope resound and God's love resonate in the heart of everyone who hears Marble's glorious new pipe organ!

This is a special year for music at Marble. In celebration of our new pipe organ we will host a trio of distinguished and exceptional organ virtuosi performing as part of a year-long Pipe Organ Inaugural Concert Series. We will also be presenting a series of free Noontime Organ Recitals on selected Thursdays throughout the season as a way of inviting those in our neighborhood to experience 30-minutes of inspiration in the midst of their busy workday.

Past Events

Friday, April 29, 2016, 7:30pm - Diane Bish in Concert

View photos from the concert here.

Diane Bish is one of the most visible and influential classical organists performing today. Concert and recording artist, composer, conductor, and international television personality, Diane Bish displays her dazzling virtuosity and unique showmanship the world over to international acclaim. Her acclaimed international television series, The Joy of Music, has served since 1982 to broaden appreciation for “the king of instruments.” The Joy of Music combines exhilarating organ and ensemble performances with an informative, inspirational narrative and exciting world travel. www.DianeBish.org.

Thursday, March 10, 2016, 7:30pm - Richard Elliott in Concert

View photos from the concert here.

Richard Elliott is Principal Organist of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City, where he participates in the daily recital series on the 206-rank Æolian-Skinner organ and accompanies the choir on its weekly radio and TV broadcast, Music and the Spoken Word. Elliott has performed in many of the world’s great halls and appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including the NBC Today Show, the CBS Morning Show, CBS Sunday Morning, and A Prairie Home Companion. www.MormonTabernacleChoir.org.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 7:30pm - Inaugural Recital by Ken Cowan

View photos from the concert here.

This will be a signature evening in the history of Marble Collegiate Church, as we present our new pipe organ in concert for the very first time. Ken Cowan is one of North America’s finest concert organists. Praised by audiences and critics alike for his dazzling artistry, impeccable technique and imaginative programming, he maintains a rigorous performing schedule which takes him to major concert venues in America, Canada, Europe, and Asia. www.OrganistKenCowan.com

“... one of the most outstanding young organists on the scene today. His unassuming manner and his sure and relaxed technique hide a fiery yet totally musical approach to organ playing.” - The Diapason

Sunday, October 18 - Dedication

Our year-long celebration begins with a service of dedication during 11:00am Sunday Worship. For the first time in nearly five years the sound of a pipe organ will once again resound in the Marble Sanctuary. The Marble Choir returns to their newly rebuilt choir loft, and the North and South balconies will re-open to congregants. Following the service everyone is invited to remain in the sanctuary in order to learn more about Marble’s magnificent new organ. Listen as builder Sebastian Glück explains, and Ken Dake demonstrates, the organ’s vast array of tonal effects. This will be an 'aural tour’, showing off the colors of its nearly 6500 pipes, followed by a look inside the newly built organ chambers for anyone who is interested.

View photos from the Pipe Organ Dedication here.

Our New Pipe Organ

Designed and voiced by Sebastian M. Glück, our new pipe organ will encircle the listener in a manner both heard and felt. Marble’s organ has nearly 6,500 pipes spread over 7 divisions - including three that are enclosed. An elegantly-crafted and technologically advanced four–manual console sits in the East choir gallery and commands 101 ranks of pipes. The organ’s orchestral effects and daring musical gestures were designed to perform the great concert literature, lead dynamic public worship, and provide refined accompaniment to Marble’s esteemed choirs under the direction of Kenneth V. Dake.

Kenneth Dake, Director of Music

Diane Bish

Richard Elliott

Ken Cowan