Author Archives: Dr. Dennis Keene

Sing at Ascension this Summer

Would you like to sing in the Summer Choir on Sunday mornings? Summer is soon upon us and we would like to find out who might join a Volunteer Choir to sing periodically during the summer months at the 11:00am service. Rehearsals are Sunday mornings at 9:15. It was great fun for those who participated …  [ More → ]

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Organ Music Notes March 13, 2016

In 2011 we inaugurated The Manton Memorial Organ. Built by Pascal Quoirin of St. Didier, France, it is the first French-built organ ever installed in New York City, and is already widely considered one of the most significant organs of our time. Full-length recitals are given throughout the year by some of the greatest organist …  [ More → ]

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Organ Concert by Jon Gillock March 8th

The Ascension Organ Series presents Diptyque and Les Corps Glorieux by Olivier Messiaen performed by Organist Jon Gillock on the Manton Memorial Organ, Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 8:00pm. We are proud to continue this distinguished series of concerts featuring The Complete Organ Works of Olivier Messiaen, played by the internationally acclaimed interpreter, Jon Gillock, …  [ More → ]

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Volunteer for the Summer Choir!

There has been some interest expressed in forming a volunteer choir for the 11am service during these summer months when our regular choir is off (June, July, August, Labor Day weekend.) If you (or someone you know) would like to sing, just send an email to denniskeene@ascensionnyc.org and provide the following information: your name, email …  [ More → ]

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Music for Holy Week 2014

Palm Sunday, April 13 Organ Music at 10:45am Récit de Tierce en taille by Nicolas de Grigny Kyrie III (Klavierübung) by Johann Sebastian Bach Choral Music at 11:00am Lift up your heads (from Messiah) by Handel Christus factus est by Anton Bruckner Ave Christe by Josquin des Prez Evening Service of Meditation and Sacrament at …  [ More → ]

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Organ Recital: April 9, 2014, 8pm

We are extremely honored to present the great musician Francis Chapelet. Post-World War II Europe produced an amazing assembly of legendary interpreters of Early Organ Music. Francis Chapelet is one of the last remaining masters of his generation still actively concertizing. His interpretations of this rich repertory of music are based on a lifetime of …  [ More → ]

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Organ Music Notes September 23, 2012

Last year, in May and June 2011, we inaugurated The Manton Memorial Organ. Built by Pascal Quoirin of St. Didier, France, it is the first French-built organ ever installed in New York City, and is already widely considered one of the most significant organs of our time. Full-length recitals are given throughout the year by …  [ More → ]

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Organ Recital by Tagliavini: May 3rd, 8pm

We are extremely honored to present the great musician Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini in his first U.S. concert in 25 years. Tagliavini, more than anyone else, re-introduced to the musical world the great Italian Baroque organ repertory and the appreciation of the Italian Baroque instruments that remain intact. Because of his profound musicality and influence, he …  [ More → ]

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Organ Music Notes, March 4, 2012

VIERNE AND BACH At the Prelude (10:50 am) Adagio (Symphonie III) Louis Vierne (1870-1937) Louis Vierne was one of the great French organ composers of the beginning of the 20th century. He was born almost entirely blind, and suffered through many hardships in his life. As a student at the Paris Conservatoire, he found a …  [ More → ]

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Organ Music Notes February 26, 2012

Today we hear: MAJOR WORKS BY BACH At the Prelude (10:50 am) Fantasia & Fugue in C Minor Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) What a special piece this is! I have always loved this Fantasia very much and find it unique among his large organ works. For me, it has a very expressive, almost vocal manner …  [ More → ]

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