Renée Anne Louprette, Concert Organist
American organist Renée Anne Louprette has established an international career as recitalist, conductor, collaborative musician, and teacher. She is Assistant Professor of Music and College Organist at Bard College in upstate New York where she is artistic director and conductor of the Bard Baroque Ensemble. She has directed the organ program of Rutgers University in New Jersey since 2013 and previously served on the organ faculty at the Manhattan School of Music, the Hartt School of the University of Hartford, and Montclair State University. She is director of the National Competition in Organ Improvisation for the American Guild of Organists.
Louprette is associated with several 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. She has led performances by various professional choirs in New York accompanied by members of Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, and The Orchestra Now, and presented the acclaimed U.S. premiere of John Tavener’s Requiem as co-conductor with Kent Tritle. She was selected as a conducting fellow of the Mostly Modern Festival in 2019, premiering several new works with the American Modern Ensemble.
Saturday, February 11, 2 PM
Berkshire Bach Society
Wm. Johnson & Son organ (1893)
Unitarian Universalist Meeting House
Sunday, February 19, 3 PM
Saturday, March 11, 10 AM
American Guild of Organists Los Angeles Chapter
Claremont Presbyterian Church
Sunday, March 12, 4 PM
United Church of Christ
Saturday, April 1, 7 PM
Sunday, April 2, 3 PM
Beethoven’s Missa solemnis
The Orchestra Now
Bard Festival Chorale
Leon Botstein, Conductor
Renée Anne Louprette was interviewed by UVT Media Hub as part of the U.S.-Romania Fulbright Scholar Enrichment Program and Winter Meeting at Universitatea de Vest din Timișoara, coinciding with the launching of the Center for American Studies at UVT. | view the program
Renée Anne Louprette’s December performances in Romania will include a public organ recital for the winter meeting of Fulbright-Romania on December 9 at Biserica Parohiei Romano-Catolice Elisabetin III in Timișoara. This event will be co-hosted by Universitatea de Vest, Timișoara, She will then perform on December 11 in Cluj-Napoca, in collaboration with saxophonist Zoltán Réman, in a recital honoring the 125th birth anniversary of Andor Járosi, a Lutheran Pastor in Cluj from 1920-1944 who protected Jewish citizens during the WWII and died in a prison camp in Magnitogorsk, Russia in December 1944. This concert will feature the 1913 E. F. Walcker & Co. pipe organ of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cluj, impeccably restored (and enlarged with an ethereal division) by C.O.T. organ builders of Hărman, Brașov.
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”