Hailed by The New York Times as “splendid,” and “one of New York's finest organists,” Renée Anne Louprette has established a formidable international career as organ recitalist, accompanist, conductor, and teacher. Appointed Interim Organist of the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York City in 2014, she is the former Director of Music at the Church of Notre Dame, Organist and Associate Director of Music and the Arts at Trinity Wall Street, and Associate Director of Music at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, where she was Director of the N.P. Mander Organ Recital Series. Ms. Louprette is University Organist and Coordinator of the Organ Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. She is also a member of the organ faculty of the Manhattan School of Music; The Hartt School, University of Hartford; and former Adjunct Professor of Organ at the John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University.
Sun., Mar. 8, 5 PM
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
New York, NY
Great Eighteen Chorales, Preludes & Fugues of J. S. Bach
Classical Critics Pick the Top Music Recordings of 2014,
The New York Times (12/18/14)
BACH: ‘THE GREAT 18 CHORALES’
Renée Anne Louprette, organist (Acis Productions, two CDs)
This towering late collection of chorale preludes is not entry-level Bach, least of all for those unfamiliar with the chorale tunes themselves. But the music rewards deep immersion, and the performances by Renée Anne Louprette, one of New York’s finest organists, invite it.
JAMES R. OESTREICH
CD Review, Choir & Organ - J.S. Bach: The Great Eighteen Chorales
Renée Anne Louprette, Metzler organ, Trinity College, Cambridge