Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Gesu Church Organ Concert
April 8 at 7:30 PM
1145 W. Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53233
Gesu Church is pleased
to welcome Christopher Berry to the Gesu Second Tuesday Concert Series. He is preparing a Lenten-inspired program for us, and I can assure you, it is not to be missed. Here is some of Christopher's biographical information.
Christopher Berry is currently the Director of Music and Organist a
t the Basilica of St. Josaphat in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
He was previously Organist-Choirmaster at the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, TX, Music Director at the Pontifical North American College, Vatican City, and at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, New York, NY, during which time he was also staff accompanist to the choirs of Westminster Choir College.
After spending the 2000-2001 academic year studying in France as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar, Mr. Berry was the Assistant Music Director at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. from 2001-2003.
Mr. Berry has conducted his choirs in the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, and Westminster Abbey, St. George's Chapel, Canterbury Cathedral and Lichfield Cathedral in England. His latest CD release, Regina Immaculata, with the Choir of the Pontifical North American College, was recorded in 2008 and features his own Gregorian chant harmonizations and the music of Maurice Duruflé.
Mr. Berry has been a laureate of numerous national and international organ competitions. His teachers have included Francois-Henri Houbart (Premier prix, Conservatoire de Rueil-Malmaison, France), James Higdon (MM, University of Kansas), and Jesse Eschbach (BM, University of North Texas).
Please come and enjoy the masterful artistry of this great organist, along with the beautiful sights and sounds of Gesu Church, and the magnificent Schantz pipe organ!