Cheyenne Organ Concert Series features acclaimed performer, clinician Laube

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (WYOMING NEWS NOW) -- Nathan Laube, an acclaimed international star as a concert performer, recording artist, clinician and lecturer, is the solo performer of the 27th Organ Concert Series at the Cathedral of St. Mary in Cheyenne Oct. 13, 2019. The concert is free and open to the public.

Laube is associate professor of organ on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and International Consultant in Organ Studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in the United Kingdom.

He will perform Oct. 13 on the Visser-Rowland Tracker Organ installed at the Cathedral in downtown Cheyenne in 1992.The first half of the concert features Johann Sebastian Bach’s Dritter Teil der Klavierübung, sometimes referred to as the German Organ Mass, considered his most significant work for organ. It includes the Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, BWV 552, 21 chorale preludes, BWV 669–689, and the Four Duets, BWV 802–805. In the second half of the concert, Laube will perform the Sonata in F minor, Op. 65, No. 1, by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. The concert will conclude with the 20th Century work Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’ALAIN, Op. 7, by Maurice Duruflé..

Laube’s extensive international recital career takes him to major venues across the United States and in four continents, including the Vienna Concert House, the Berlin Philharmonic, Berlin Cathedral, Dortmund Concert House, Saint Bavo Church, Haarlem, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, and the Sejong Center in Seoul, South Korea. His repertoire spans five centuries, including his own transcriptions of orchestral works.

Laube’s recording of the Stephen Paulus Grand Concerto for Organ and Orchestra with the Nashville Symphony was awarded a GRAMMY ® for Best Classical Compendium.

Cathedral doors open at 1:15 p.m., and the concert begins at 2 p.m. Enter the church at 2107 Capitol Ave. As with previous organ concerts, a camera feed from the loft will enable everyone in the seats below to watch Laube’s performance on the keyboards and the pedal board.

St. Mary’s is pleased to make its organ and sanctuary available to the public and to host world class performers for the annual Organ Concert Series.

About the organ: The organ at St. Mary’s was manufactured specifically for the Cathedral by Visser-Rowland Associates of Houston, Texas. The 3-manual, 38-stop, 53-rank tracker organ is patterned after the French Classical Style.