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Our season opens with a concert presented by American pianist, Joseph Kingma. In addition to a busy performance schedule, our guest pianist is formerly Assistant Professor of Music at Louisiana College and newly appointed Assistant Professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Along with works by Rameau and Liszt, Dr. Kingma will play Claude Debussy’s three movement masterpiece, Estampes, L. 100, together with other familiar Debussy compositions. We are thrilled to welcome Joseph to St. James and look forward to him "painting" scenes of moonlight, Japanese pagodas, warm Spanish evenings and French gardens in the rain with his artistry.
TRÉS BON TITULAIRE
Continuing our tradition of presenting world-class international organists, we are pleased to welcome Thomas Ospital, Titular of the grand organ of Paris’ Église Saint-Eustache and newly appointed Organist in Residence at the Radio France Concert Hall. Our guest will perform organ works with a decidedly French flair that will showcase the St. James pipe organ. He will also showcase his mastery of the art of improvisation.
BBC Magazine described VOCES8 as “eight beautifully integrated solo voices” and Gramophone Magazine has said “they bring a new dimension to the word ‘ensemble’ with meticulous timing and tuning”. We are extremely pleased to present the men and women of VOCES8 in central Louisiana in a concert of choral repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements.