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Christopher Houlihan, organist

Trinity College Chapel
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The Trinity College Organ Series presents
Christopher Houlihan
The Annual Clarence Watters Memorial Recital

BACH Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor
SCHUMANN Four Sketches
HOWELLS Master Tallis's Testament
FRANCK Grande Pièce Symphonique

Free admission

The organist Christopher Houlihan has established an international reputation as an "intelligently virtuoso musician” (Gramophone), hailed for his "glowing, miraculously life-affirming performances" (Los Angeles Times).

Houlihan has performed at Disney Concert Hall with principal brass of the Los Angeles Philharmonic; the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, presented by the Philadelphia Orchestra; and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., presented by the National Symphony Orchestra. The Los Angeles Times raved about his Disney Hall debut, proclaiming, "Houlihan is the next big organ talent."

In 2017, Houlihan released Christopher Houlihan plays Bach (Azica). Recorded at Trinity College, the CD was praised by The Whole Note as “playful, celebratory and sparkling with color” and by American Record Guide which stated, “there’s no denying Houlihan’s extraordinary achievement.”

Christopher Houlihan was appointed to the John Rose College Organist-and-Directorship Distinguished Chair of Chapel Music at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. in August 2017, succeeding his former teacher John Rose. He was previously artist-in-residence at Trinity, as well as Director of Music and Organist at the Church of the Holy Apostles in Manhattan.