Date & Time 
Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 7:05am
Event Description 

What: The College Organ Series is pleased to announce a recital featuring the recently appointed Organist and Director of Music of Oakland's Cathedral of Christ the Light.

Who: Mr. Rudy de Vos, a native of South Africa, began his training as a pianist at age six, and at age eleven he held his first position as church organist in Johannesburg. After winning many keyboard competitions in South Africa, Mr. de Vos has studied in the United States for the last several years-- in Texas and, most recently, at the Eastman School of Music under David Higgs. Mr. de Vos will perform music of various styles and national origins on the College's magnificent 65-rank pipe organ. When: Saturday, November 21, at 8 p.m.

Where: Chapel, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's College Rd., Moraga

Admission is free

For additional information: please call Brother Martin Yribarren, College Organist, at 925/631-4325.

Take a sneak peek at the program:


Rudy de Vos, Organist

Choral-Improvisation sur le "Victimae paschali laudes" Charles Tournemire
Transcribed by Maurice Duruflé

Mélodie d'Orphée Christoph Willibald von Gluck
Transcribed by Giovanni Sgambati

Concerto in A minor, BWV 593 Johann Sebastian Bach
after Concerto in A minor for two violins, RV 522 1685-1750
of L'estro armonico, Op. 3 by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
- Allegro
- Largo
- Allegro

Sonata no. 6, Op. 65 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
- Choral and variations 1809-1847
- Fugue
- Andante

Elfes Joseph Bonnet

Prélude et fugue sur le nom d'Alain Maurice Duruflé

Toccata Marcel Lanquetuit

What's special about the pipe organ at Saint Mary's College?

The pipe organ in the Saint Mary's College Chapel is an outstanding example of the art of organ building, combining 150 years of labor by three renowned American pipe organ manufacturers. The instrument combines original pipe work and a classic façade from 1859 with pipe work from 1901 and modern digital control systems completed in the year 2000. The beautiful, Italianate chapel (1929), with excellent acoustics for organ and choral music, completes a nearly perfect setting for enjoying organ music from around the world.

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1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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