Organ Recital

Organ Recital

6 p.m.

2300 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

You are cordially invited to attend the  Second Sunday Evensong/Organ Recital on Sunday, November 11, at St. Mark’s, Berkeley.

Evenson, offered by the Schola Cantorum, will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by an organ recital offered by Giorgio REVELLI.

His program will include:

Johann Ludwig KREBS   Toccata and Fugue in A minor, Krebs-WV 41,
George Frederich HANDEL (1685 – 1759)   Concerto No. 13 in F Major,  HWV 295
Simon SIMON (1735-1787)  La Fontaine
Edmond LEMAIGRE (1849 – 1890):   Offertoire sull Messia di Haendel
Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809 – 1847)   Allegro
Jean LANGLAIS (1907 – 1991)   Thème et variation (Extrait de l’Hommage à Frescobaldi

Organist, harpsichordist and choir conductor Giorgio Revelli was born in Italy, but it is in France that he accomplished his musical studies and began his music career. He earned his music degree from the “Conservatoire National de la Région de Nice”, studying organ with René Saorgin and harpsichord with Mireille Podeur (Early Music Department). In his growing years, he also studied the piano with Elzbieta Glabowna.

He also became a member of various European academies with Michel Chapuis, Bernard Lagacé, Mireille Lagacé, Jean Boyer, and Harald Vogel.

In 2007 he became titular organist at the Locatelli–Bossi Grand Organ of the Basilica-Sanctuary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Bussana of Sanremo, Italy, and in the same region he is today artistic director of two important Ligurian musical events: the “Serate Organistiche Leonardiane” (Leonardian Organ Evenings) at the Dome of Imperia Porto Maurizio, and of the “Appunti Sonori” International Music Festival.

In 2016 he was appointed harpsichordist and organist of the prestigious orchestra “The virtuosos of the Camerata of Cologne” in Germany.

Revelli today is host to important festivals and musical events at national and international level both in Europe and in the rest of world.

Giorgio Revelli in 2015, under the patronage of the Italian Institute of Culture in Argentina, has performed in concert with the orchestra National of Argentina in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and then with the Italian Institute of Uruguay in Montevideo. The concert with orchestra with harpsichord performed in November 2015 at the Teatro Avenida in Buenos Aires, under the direction of Mtra. Patricia Pouchulu, was chosen by the National Television Argentina as a prime time program for the evening of 24 December 2015. At tourné are followed in the same month a few concerts in Montevideo in Uruguay with great success.

Giorgio Revelli, who has collaborated as guest artist with RAI (Italian National Broadcast Network), and was selected at the “Orvieto OFF” for the inaugural concert in the Orvieto Dome in 2010, is regularly invited to special events both in Italy and abroad and he is regular guest at various festivals in such as the “Festival della Pace” (Festival for Peace) in Sant’Anna di Stazzema (Italy), Luxembourg, Germany, Saint-Maclou in Rouen (France) and at the Swiss Museum of the Organ in Roche (Switzerland).

In 2015 he started collaborating regularly in South America, especially with Conductor Patricia Pouchulu, as it was the case for the harpsichord and orchestra concert with “La Bella Musica” in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which was broadcast by the National Television Network. As for organ concerts, we mention the anniversary concert for the hundred years of the organ at the Sanctisimo Sacramento Basilica in Buenos Aires, and the concert for the International Festival of Uruguay, in Montevideo.

Between 2008 and 2009 he made the world première recording of sacred works by composer Pasquale Anfossi (1727-1797), conducting at the harpsichord the solo singers from the Opera Theatre of Parma, a choir and a chamber ensemble.

In 2012 he was appointed member of the Jury (the only one representing Italy) of the renowned International Organ Improvisation Contest which takes place in the historic Saint-Colomban Abbey in Luxeuil, France, and dating from 2013 he is the only Italian member of Organizing Committee, as responsible for the Italian section.

In April 2007, in collaboration with guitarist Sara Gianfelici, he founded a special Duo, “Ariel 414”, as harpsichord-guitar and organ-guitar combination, which has earned him not only a positive success in Europe, but also the interest and dedication of new works by composers such as Andrea Mati.

Since 2010, Giorgio Revelli has been recording his CDs with CLASSIC CONCERT of Salzburg, Austria, and with the Italo-German CENTAURUS MUSIC in Italy, and in 2015 a regular collaboration began with Sanremo Symphony Orchestra.

A free-will offering is received at the door and a festive reception follows the program.  Parking is available in the parish lot at 2315 Ellsworth Street.