Houlihan organ recital in La Crosse this Friday
This coming Friday, April 26, phenomenal concert organist Christopher Houlihan will perform a recital at 7:30 pm at the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman in La Crosse. No admission fee, but a freewill offering will be accepted.
Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542 by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Intermezzo, Adagio and Final from Symphony No. 3, opus 28 by Louis Vierne.
Fantasy in E-flat major by Camille Saint-Saëns.
Fantasy and Fugue on “Ad nos, ad salutarem undam” by Franz Liszt.
“Christopher Houlihan has traversed the trajectory of ‘Rising Star’ to ‘Risen Star’ in a remarkably brief period of time…. He combines elegance and grace with brilliance and bravado…. His outstanding interpretive and communicative skills make him an audience favorite.” (The American Organist, 2012)
“Once again the pipe organ emerges as ‘The King of Instruments,’ and Christopher Houlihan is its youngest and most promising interpreter in the realm…. the crowd was in a full roar of approval….Christopher has “IT” – that elusive something ‘which draws others with its magnetic force.’” (Huffington Post, 2012)
“A rising young American organist…displaying a virtuoso’s technical prowess, an architect’s grasp of structure and a torch singer’s ability to convey emotions . . .” (The Wall Street Journal)