Organist Christopher Houlihan Performing

Lara Schopp Adult-ministry, Bible Study, Special Events

Christopher Houlihan will perform in the Sanctuary on Tues., July 3 at 2:00 p.m. as part of the 2018 American Guild of Organists National Convention.

Click here to watch the live stream of his concert.

Houlihan has performed at Disney Concert Hall with principal brass of the Los Angeles Philharmonic; the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He was appointed to the John Rose College Organist-and-Directorship Distinguished Chair of Chapel Music at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, in 2017, succeeding his teacher John Rose. He was previously artist-in-residence at Trinity, as well as Director of Music and Organist at the Church of the Holy Apostles in Manhattan.

The concert, featuring music of Robert Schumann, Herbert Howells, and César Franck, is underwritten by the James and Carlene Neihart Family in memory of Carlene Neihart.

Mrs. Neihart received a bachelor’s degree in piano and organ from Pittsburg State and a master’s degree from KU. She attended Eastman School of Music and coached privately with French organists Andre’ Marchal and Jean Langlais. Throughout her concert career, Mrs. Neihart performed 400+ recitals throughout Canada, Europe, and the U.S., including six AGO conventions. She also served several Kansas City congregations including St. Andrew’s Episcopal; Central Presbyterian; Unity on the Plaza; and the New Reform Temple.

The concert is one of two that will be live streamed during the AGO convention. Tickets are available at the door for $20 (cash only) or online: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/3176883