Concert Series

Coming up soon!

 

Organ Recital

Friday, April 6 at 7:30pm

Karl Isaac Johnson, Yale Divinity School and Yale Institute of Sacred Music

Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 532-J.S. Bach
Prelude and Fugue in e minor, BWV 548 “Wedge”-Bach
From “Eleven Chorale Preludes” by Johannes Brahms:
-Schmucke dich, o liebe Seele
-Herzlich tut mich verlangen
-O Welt, ich muss dich lassen
Cantabile-Cesar Franck
Transports de joie-Olivier Messiaen
From “Hommage a Frescobaldi” by Jean Langlais:
-Prelude au Kyrie
-Elevation
-Communion
Final from Symphonie I-Louis Vierne

Bio: Isaac Johnson grew up in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the fifth of nine children in a musically-inclined family. He originally played cello and piano, added mandolin, guitar, and bass guitar in his teenage years, and finally settled on the organ in college. He graduated summa cum laude from Samford University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts-Fellow degree, and in 2017 received the Master of Arts in Religion degree from Yale Divinity School and Yale Institute of Sacred Music. He also received Colleague certification from the American Guild of Organists and National Association of Pastoral Musicians, for which he was honored at the 2017 Montreal Organ Festival. He currently serves as Director of Music and Organist at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish in New Britain, Connecticut, and lives in Wallingford, Connecticut, with his wife Christen, a nurse at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is excited to be back in Huntsville to play for friends and family, and thanks his aunt Alice Searcy for the invitation!