Recital!   Leave a comment

I’m excited to be playing at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown LA again, after several years’ absence.

I’ll be playing on Wednesday April 6, beginning at 12:45 pm, following the noon Mass. Here’s the playlist:

The slow movement from a sonata by Rheinberger (a contemporary of Brahms);

Two enchanting settings of Amazing Grace by contemporary American composers Dennis Janzer and David Cherwein; and

Two rarely heard pieces by Bach, including his lesser-known Fugue in D minor – Bach himself transcribed it from his violin partita, making it doubly interesting!

The instrument at OLA is probably my favorite instrument in the city, and certainly one of my all-time favorites anywhere. And it is in a wonderfully resonant acoustic, a perfect match for such a distinguished instrument. French music seems to work especially well there, though I have played Bach, Copland, and much other non-French pieces over the years – almost anything sounds good.

It all looks good, too – you can read more about this striking building and its organ at

My program will be about a half hour long. Do come!

Posted March 30, 2011 by Ray Urwin in Uncategorized

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