Holy Rosary Cathedral’s organist and music director Denis Bédard, and guest organist Rachel Alflatt, performing duets and solos by Walther, Boehm, Pachelbel, Mendelssohn, Hesse, Brahms, Pierné, and Bédard. Performance visible on a giant screen
Denis Bédard has been organist and music director at Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver since 2001. He has given recitals across Canada, in the United States, in France and in Brazil and pursues an international career as a composer. His compositions include chamber music, orchestral and vocal music and many organ works. He has received commissions from Radio-Canada, the CBC, the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, the RCCO, the RSCM, Monaco Cathedral, and various professional ensembles and musicians in North America and Europe. His works are performed throughout North America and Europe, as well as in Asia, South Africa, Australia and South America, and many have been recorded on CD. His music, essentially tonal and melodic, is characterized by a concern for formal clarity and immediate communication with as vast a public as possible.
Rachel Alflatt has given concerts throughout the province of Quebec, as well as in Ontario, New Brunswick, and British Columbia. She has also performed with the West Coast Symphony, the New Westminster Symphony, the Vancouver Philharmonic, and the Okanagan Symphony, and has recorded for the CBC’s French network, Radio-Canada FM. She is organist and music director at Queen’s Avenue United Church and is active an an organ teacher.
Adolf Friedrich Hesse: Fantasia in C minor (duet)
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy : Fugue in D major (duet)
Johann Gottfried Walther: Partita on “Meinem Jesum lass’ ich nicht” (solo)
Georg Boehm: Chorale Prelude “Vater unser im Himmelreich” (solo)
Johann Pachelbel: Prelude in D minor (solo)
Johannes Brahms: “O Gott du frommer Gott”, “O Welt, ich muss dich lassen” from Eleven Chorale Preludes Op. 122 (solo)
Gabriel Pierné: Prelude in G minor, Op. 29 No. 1 from “Trois Pièces” (solo)
Denis Bédard: Suite in D minor, Andantino (solo)
Denis Bédard: Trilogie (duet)