Renée Anne Louprette, Concert Organist
Hailed by The New York Times as “splendid,” and “one of New York’s finest organists,” Renée Anne Louprette has established an international career as organ recitalist, conductor, and teacher. She is associated with a number of distinguished music programs in the New York City area, having served as Associate Director of Music at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Associate Director of Music and the Arts at Trinity Wall Street, Organist and Associate Director at the Unitarian Church of All Souls, and Director of Music at the Church of Notre Dame.
Since 2019, Louprette has been Assistant Professor of Music and College Organist of Bard College, where she directs the Bard Baroque Ensemble. She was subsequently appointed to the faculty of the Bard College Conservatory in 2020. She has been the University Organist and Organ Area Coordinator at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, since 2013 and is a former member of the faculty at the Manhattan School of Music, The Hartt School of the University of Hartford, and the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University.
Thursday, July 7, 7:30 PM
National Convention of the American Guild of Organists
Renée Anne Louprette, Organ Soloist
Auburn Symphony Orchestra
Wesley Schulz, Conductor
Concertos by Judith Bingham and David Briggs
Wednesday, July 20, 7 PM
Sunday, July 24, 4 PM
Louprette will present a lecture-recital on January 22 at St. Thomas Church 5th Avenue in New York City as part of the centennial celebration of French organist Jeanne Demessieux. View The New York Times’ feature on Demessieux and coverage of this celebration, including Louprette’s performance video of Demessieux’s Te Deum.
Louprette performed as harpsichordist in the Oratorio Society of New York’s annual presentation of Handel’s Messiah in Carnegie Hall on December 20. Listen to WQXR’s live broadcast of this performance.
Louprette joined female organist colleagues from across the United States in presenting video recorded performances of Jeanne Demessieux’s Twelve Choral Preludes, Op. 8, as part of Amplify Female Composers’ centennial year celebration of Demessieux. View the performances here.
Renée Anne Louprette’s two recent recordings receive high marks from reviewer Rupert Gough in the British publication Choir & Organ: 5 stars for Une voix française, 4 stars for Bright Vision. Read more here.
Coming soon…another recording was completed in August 2017 on the magnificent Craighead-Saunders organ of Christ Church, Rochester and the Eastman School of Music. Louprette has captured a landmark recording of J. S. Bach’s Clavier-Übung III (pedal works).
Renée Anne Louprette & Ivan Goff – Bright Vision
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“…the performance won a deserved ovation”
~The New York Times
“…a communicative player with no shortage of imaginative ideas, with fingers fully capable of backing them up”
~The Irish Times
“…on a la certitude d’un talent prometteur, et à suivre”