The Trinity College Choir will present Louis Vierne’s Solemn Mass in C# minor for choir and two organs.
This work was composed in 1899 by the famous French organist and composer, Louis Vierne, who one year later would be awarded the prestigious title of Organist of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
This powerful setting of the Mass includes the sonic impact of two organs in different locations which is typical in large French churches and cathedrals. The main organ, like the organ in the Trinity College Chapel, sits high up under a rose window while a smaller organ is located with the choir in the altar area of the church.
For the Trinity concert, a Rodgers Organ (using a sophisticated sampling technology developed by Roland Corporation) has beeninstalled as the second organ near the choir which will be located on the steps of the high altar.
The audience will be sandwiched between these two massive sources of sound in the Chapel’s resonant acoustics.
Trinity alumnus, Vaughn Mauren ’07, will play the Grand Organ part on the Chapel’s Austin pipe organ of nearly 5000 pipes. First year student Hugh Owen ’16 will play the Choir Organ part.
The Trinity College Choir will be directed by John Rose.
There is no admission charge.